Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Sat. Mar 07 2020, 01:03 pm

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Robin Lehner has made just two starts with the Golden Knights so far but has stopped 59 of 61 shots, leading to two wins for the team.

Vegas
39-24-6-2
AT
March 08, 2020, 7:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
36-27-6-1
Puckline -1.5 +220
Moneyline -110
Over / Under o +6

57%

Betting Action

43%

Puckline +1.5 -260
Moneyline -110
Over / Under u +6

57%

Betting Action

43%

Two streaking Western Conference teams will square off on Sunday when the Vegas Golden Knights visit the Calgary Flames. It’s an important game in terms of playoff standings as the Knights lead the Pacific Division with 82 points while Calgary is on their heels with 79.

The Golden Knights have won nine of their last 11 games but enter Sunday’s contest having lost two of three. Meanwhile, the Flames are riding a three-game winning streak and have won nine of their last 14 games.

Golden Knights vs. Flames Betting Analysis

The Golden Knights are 22-11-4 at home this season but are just 15-13-4 on the road. On the bright side, they’ve done well in this series, winning four of the last five meetings. The favorite has won six straight in this series.

The Flames are just 16-12-4 at home this season, which boils down to a .500 home record. They have won two in a row at home but have still dropped six of their last nine at the Saddledome overall.  However, the home team has won nine straight in this series.

Vegas Golden Knights

It’s hard to gauge where the Golden Knights are at right now. They had been riding an eight-game winning streak but have since dropped two of three. The losses were pretty ugly too as they blew it as a -345 home favorite over the Los Angeles Kings last Sunday and then again lost as a favorite on Friday, costing bettors -125 in a loss in Winnipeg.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Golden Knights turn to Robin Lehner in Sunday’s game as No. 1 goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury hasn’t been sharp of late. In his last five starts, he has a shutout of the Edmonton Oilers but he’s allowed at least three goals in each of his other four starts. Over his last 11 starts, Fleury has a paltry .890 save percentage. Lehner has made just two starts with the Golden Knights so far but has stopped 59 of 61 shots, leading to two wins for the team.

Calgary Flames

The Flames continue to flip-flop between goaltenders David Rittich and Cam Talbot in the hopes that one of them steps up and provides some quality play in net. For a while, Rittich was the No. 1 guy but of late, it’s been Talbot. He’s won three straight starts, giving up just four goals in total in those contests. He has an incredible .957 save percentage this month, which is a complete reversal from how he was playing previously. He allowed 12 goals in his final three starts in February, posting a pathetic .818 save percentage in those games. At any rate, he’s playing better know and giving the Flames good chances to win.

The Flames actually don’t need a ton out of their goalies as their offense is scoring 3.74 goals per game since the All-Star break. They just need someone who can keep their opponents to three or less. In their last 14 games, they have yet to lose when they keep their opponents to three or less but they’ve also yet to win when their opponent tops that mark.

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