Flames vs Rangers Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 2/18/23
New York Rangers (32-14-8) vs. Calgary Flames (25-19-11)
February 18, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Calgary Flames -156 / New York Rangers +126; Over/Under: +6.5
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The New York Rangers and Calgary Flames meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The New York Rangers Betting Preview
The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 29 goals, Artmei Panarin has 44 assists, and Chris Kreider has 163 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 99 goals on 1,164 shots faced, and Jaroslav Halak has given up 39 goals on 419 shots.
The Calgary Flames Betting Preview
The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Calgary with 22 goals, Elias Lindholm has 33 assists and Nazem Kadri has 182 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 102 goals on 934 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 58 goals on 573 shots.
Rangers vs Flames Trends
The Rangers are 10-4 in their last 14 road games and 21-7 in their last 28 overall. The Flames are 20-6 in their last 26 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The over is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Flames last 6 overall. The Rangers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The New York Rangers are on the end of a back to back, but they continue to scrap out wins, and they’ve been road warriors all year. The Calgary Flames aren’t playing great over the last week, and I’d love to see them bounce back before backing them against another good team in the favorite role. You can argue we’re getting the better team at plus money. Give me the Rangers.