Winnipeg Jets vs. Calgary Flames Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Nov 27, 2021

With 15 goals in 20 games, Andrew Mangiapane is just three goals shy of matching his career personal-best, set in 56 games last season.

Winnipeg
39-32-7-4
AT
November 27, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
50-21-9-2
Puckline +1.5 -155
Moneyline +146
Over / Under o +5.5

24%

Betting Action

76%

Puckline -1.5 +129
Moneyline -175
Over / Under u +5.5

24%

Betting Action

76%

Two teams trending in opposite directions are set meet Saturday night when the Calgary Flames host the Winnipeg Jets.  The Flames have won four straight games, including taking a 5-2 decision against Chicago on Tuesday, and now sit atop the Western conference standings.  Winnipeg is quickly spiralling out of contention and ended up on the wrong end of a 7-1 blowout loss against Minnesota on Friday night for their fifth consecutive defeat.

Calgary is a -178 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 5.5.

Jets vs. Flames NHL Betting Odds

Winnipeg and Calgary met nine times last season, with the Jets taking the series 6-3 and outscoring the Flames 9-1 over the last two meetings.  Still, with the way these teams have played early this year, it’s Calgary that is getting backed by 84 per cent of Sports Interaction bettors for this one.  About 95 per cent of action is taking the Over, which is a little surprising given the fact the Over hit in just three of nine games between these teams last season.

The Jets have struggled on the road this year and dropped their last five games outside of Winnipeg.  They’re 10-10 against the spread overall and 3-7 ATS on the road.  The total has gone Under in eight of Winnipeg’s last 10 games.

Despite leading the Western Conference standings, Calgary has been surprisingly subpar at home this year, winning just three of seven games at the Saddledome.  They’re 13-7 ATS overall and 3-4 ATS at home.  The total has gone Under in five of the Flames’ last seven games overall.

Winnipeg Jets

It seems fair to say things have officially gone off the rails following Winnipeg’s blowout loss against Minnesota on Friday.  It was their fifth straight loss and it broke a franchise record of 14 consecutive games of not allowing more than three goals.  Pierre-Luc Dubois‘ 11th goal of the season was the only marker for the Jets on Friday.  Kyle Connor leads the team with 22 points (12G, 10A) in 20 games.  Winnipeg’s offence has completely dried up and has only produced five goals on 184 shots over the last five games.

Connor Hellebuyck was pulled early in the second period on Friday after allowing four goals on 14 shots.  It was the first time in 10 games Hellebuyck allowed more than two goals.  Eric Comrie made 21 saves on 24 shots in relief.  With both goalies playing roughly half of Friday’s game, it’s unclear who will start against Calgary.  Hellebuyck is 6-5-4 this year, with a 2.75 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.  Comrie is 3-2-0 with a 2.49 GAA and .913 SV.

Calgary Flames

Matthew Tkachuk‘s ninth goal of the season was the winner for Calgary on Tuesday as the Flames won their fourth consecutive game.  Dillon Dube and Milan Lucic also scored at even-strength, while Johnny Gaudreau and Trevor Lewis added empty-netters.  Gaudreau leads the team with 23 points (9G, 14 A) in 20 games.  How’s this for a bizarre stat?  Despite sitting tied for third in the NHL in goals with 15, and forcing Hockey Canada to consider him for a roster spot in the Beijing Olympics, Andrew Mangiapane is somehow not averaging a point-per-game.  Mangiapane has 17 points (15G, 2A) in 20 games.  He’s just three goals away from matching his previous season-high of 18, set in 56 games last season.

Jacob Markstrom stopped 19 of 21 shots in Tuesday’s win and should get the start on Saturday.  Markstrom is 8-3-4 on the year, posting a 1.73 GAA (sixth-best in NHL among goalies with three starts) and .940 SV (fifth in NHL).  He’s combined with Dan Vladar to help Calgary pitch shutouts in seven of their 12 wins.  Vladar is having a breakout season since being acquired from Boston in the summer.  He’s 4-0-1 with a 1.57 GAA (third in NHL) and .946 SV (third in NHL).

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