Red Wings vs Flames Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 2/9/23
Calgary Flames (24-17-10) vs. Detroit Red Wings (21-20-8)
February 9, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +141 / Calgary Flames -175; Over/Under: +8.5
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The Calgary Flames and Detroit Red Wings meet Thursday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Calgary Flames Betting Preview
The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Nazem Kadri leads Calgary with 19 goals, Elias Lindholm has 31 assists and Tyler Toffoli has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 96 goals on 886 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 51 goals on 532 shots.
The Detroit Red Wings Betting Preview
The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 15 goals, Fillip Hronek has 26 assists and David Perron has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ville Husso has given up 102 goals on 1,018 shots faced, and Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 35 goals on 292 shots.
Flames vs Red Wings Trends
The Flames are 17-7 in their last 24 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-7 in their last 8 Thursday games. The Red Wings are 23-48 in their last 71 Thursday games and 24-51 in their last 75 vs. Western Conference. The over is 4-1 in Flames last 5 overall. The Flames are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Calgary Flames are well rested, have owned the Red Wings in recent meetings, and they’re playing some of their best hockey of the season. The Detroit Red Wings are too hit or miss to trust against above average teams, and they’ve been outscored 10-2 in the last 3 meetings against the Flames. Give me the Flames and the PL for max betting value.