Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Nov 27, 2023

The Flames return to home ice Monday night to face the Vegas Golden Knights, who are the top team in the division.

Vegas
32-18-5-1
AT
November 27, 2023, 9:30 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
26-25-1-4
Puckline -1.5 +190
Moneyline -125
Over / Under o +6
Puckline +1.5 -250
Moneyline +105
Over / Under u +6

Calgary split the four-game road trip, keeping their record above .500 through November. They are slowly climbing back into playoff contention, sitting just two points out of the final wild card in the Western Conference. 

They have shown no signs of the Stanley Cup hangover, but the Golden Knights are starting to lose some steam a month and a half into the season. 

Puck drop from Scotiabank Saddledome is set for 9:30 PM EST. Check out our NHL odds for Monday Night’s Moneyline, Puckline and Over/Under. 

Golden Knights vs. Flames NHL Betting Odds

Tonight will be the first of four matchups between these Pacific Division foes, who will meet again in less than a month on December 12th. Last season’s four-game series split two games apiece and other than a 7-2 blowout from the Flames were all settled in one-goal games.

These teams have met 18 times since Vegas debuted in the league and home-ice advantage has been huge in their head-to-head, with the home team going 14-4. Whoever is listed as the Underdog has won only three of the past 16 games and the Golden Knights have claimed victory in seven of the past 10. 

The Golden Knights’s offence is in a bit of a dry spell at the moment, getting shut out twice in their past three games and three of the last six, helping them to a 2-4 record on the OVER/UNDER in that span. They’re still a top-10 scoring team in the league despite their current slump. Their defensive play has stayed the same though and they are the best defensive unit in the league. Their record against the spread has taken a beating over the past month falling to 9-12 after covering in just two of their past nine. 

Calgary’s offence has been clicking at a pretty decent pace recently, putting in four goals or more in four of their past six games, hitting the OVER in each of those contests. They are 12-7-2 against the total, one of only three teams that have hit the over 12 times this season. The Flames have been trying to out-score their competitors this season, playing the OVER in each of their past four games versus inter-divisional opponents. 

Vegas Golden Knights

Despite outshooting the Arizona Coyotes 18-34 on Saturday night, the Golden Knights could not get one past the Coyotes netminder falling 2-0 for their third loss in four games. The game was scoreless until midway through the third period when Clayton Keller put one past Logan Thompson. The ‘Yotes would add an empty netter and Vegas would be shut out for the second time in three games. The loss was only their second regulation loss of the season, putting the record to 8-2-1 at T-Mobile Arena. 

Defenceman Shea Theodore did not play on Saturday and was placed on IR on Sunday. The 28-year-old has produced nearly a point a game through the team’s first 20 (4G 14A) and will be hard to replace, playing over 23 minutes a night. 

Vegas will be playing back-to-back games in Alberta on Monday and Tuesday, so expect to see both goaltenders on the road trip. Adin Hill likely starts versus the higher-seeding Flames tonight. 

Calgary Flames

Going through a tough set of teams on their recent four-game road trip, splitting the wins and losses is not such a bad thing for the Flames. They opened with a win in Seattle, lost to the red-hot Predators, and beat a solid Stars team, before wrapping it up with a loss to the talented Avalanche. 

They outshot Colorado 30-24 on Saturday night, but could only manage a single goal on the Ave’s netminder in the 3-1 loss. New captain Mikael Backlund (4) was the lone goal scorer for Calgary, giving him goals in back-to-back games. After going pointless in the two previous games, Jonathan Huberdeau got back on the score sheet in this one with an assist. He has picked up productivity this month with eight points through 12 games, giving him 13 points (4G 9A) on the year. 

Calgary has been better at home this season (3-3-1) and has a chance to go above .500 at the Saddledome with a win tonight. Jacob Markstrom will be in goal looking for his sixth win of the season and his fifth win of the month. 

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