Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames Prediction, NHL Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Nov 04, 2021

With only one regulation loss on the season, the Calgary Flames have had a great start to the year and picked up points in eight straight games.

Dallas
22-16-1-1
AT
November 04, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
20-13-6
Puckline +1.5 -185
Moneyline +132
Over / Under o +5.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

Puckline -1.5 +154
Moneyline -158
Over / Under u +5.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

That the Calgary Flames are making headway even in defeat these days is a testament to just how well they’re playing – and they’ll look to keep the good times going Thursday night as they entertain the Dallas Stars. The Flames are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to Nashville but have secured points in eight straight games (6-0-2) since suffering their only regulation loss of the season. And they’re strong favourites against a Dallas side that has dropped four in a row.

Calgary is a -148 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 5.5.

Stars vs. Flames NHL Betting Odds

The odds for Thursday’s Western Conference tilt are similar to those of Calgary’s meeting with the Predators earlier in the week – and Sports Interaction bettors are right back on the Flames train, with 87 per cent taking the hosts. Dallas has given the Flames all sorts of problems in Calgary, winning six of the past seven meetings at Scotiabank Saddledome. But the Flames have gone 4-2 straight up in their last six games as a home fave dating back to last season.

Bettors and oddsmakers alike are expecting a low-scoring affair in Alberta, with the books setting the total at 5.5 and the public action taking the Under all the way down to -125 (with the O5.5 at +104). The Flames are 4-5 O/U for the campaign but have converted the Under in four of their last five games on home ice. The Stars have been the strongest Under play in the league so far at 1-8 O/U, with just 44 total goals scored through their first nine contests.

Dallas Stars

The Dallas roster is littered with players who were once big-time scoring threats – but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the current stat sheet. Tyler Seguin leads the team with just three goals, while only one player (defenceman Miro Heiskanen) has more than five points. And one of the major issues has been a lack of power-play time: Despite operating at a 22.7 per cent clip, the Stars have had just 33:20 with the man-advantage, the fourth-lowest total in the NHL.

Calgary Flames

The Flames know a thing or two about power-play success. They come into this one with the league’s No. 4-ranked PP unit, converting 26.7 per cent of the time. And that’s not the only area where they have excelled offensively: Calgary has scored the opening goal in seven of its first nine games this season (tied with Washington for the most in the league). Unsurprisingly, the Flames are a sizzling 6-0-1 in those contests.

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