Hurricanes vs. Flames Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Dec. 07

May 5, 2023; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jordan Martinook (48) scores a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period in game two of the second round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena.
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We have your Carolina Hurricanes vs. Calgary Flames prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Carolina Hurricanes hit the road to face the Calgary Flames.

The Carolina Hurricanes (14-10-1) are gearing up to face the Calgary Flames (10-12-3) in a cross-conference clash at Scotiabank Saddledome. With both teams looking to snap their two-game losing streaks, this matchup is crucial for gaining momentum as they navigate the middle of the season.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Calgary Flames Odds Info

Moneyline: Carolina Hurricanes -120 (FanDuel) / Calgary Flames -100 (FanDuel)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Carolina Hurricanes +195 (BetRivers) / Calgary Flames -245 (BetRivers)

Total: 6.5 – -120 (DraftKings) / +108 (FanDuel)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Dec. 07

Time: 09:00 PM

Location: Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB


Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Carolina Hurricanes have 6 wins and 8 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Carolina Hurricanes have 14 wins and 8 losses.
  • This season, the Carolina Hurricanes have hit 13 overs and 12 unders.

Calgary Flames Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Calgary Flames have 5 wins and 6 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Calgary Flames have 5 wins and 7 losses.
  • This season, the Calgary Flames have hit 16 overs and 9 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last three seasons, the Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames have faced off four times, with the Hurricanes emerging victorious in three of those encounters while the Flames claimed one win. The home team has generally held the advantage, securing three wins compared to the visiting team’s single victory. When it comes to betting statistics, Carolina has consistently outperformed expectations, covering the spread in three out of the four games, whereas Calgary has done so only once. In terms of the over/under market, bettors leaning towards the under would have found success in three of the games, with only one game going over the total score line set by oddsmakers. Other notable statistics from these matchups include the fluctuating moneylines, which have seen the Hurricanes close as favorites in three games, with the Flames favored once. The closing spreads have ranged from -1.5 to 1.5, indicating relatively close contests, and the over/under has hovered around the 6-goal mark, with one instance of a half-goal movement from the opening line.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on November 26, 2022, where the Carolina Hurricanes edged out the Calgary Flames with a 3-2 victory. In this tightly contested match, the Hurricanes were the favorites with a closing moneyline of -146 and a spread of -1.5, while the Flames were the underdogs with a closing moneyline of +122. Despite the loss, Calgary managed to cover the spread as the game ended with a one-goal difference. The game saw a total score of 5, resulting in the under hitting once again. Key individual performances included Seth Jarvis and Brett Pesce scoring crucial goals for Carolina, while Adam Ruzicka and Tyler Toffoli found the net for Calgary. The power play percentages were a significant factor, with the Flames converting one of their three opportunities (33.3%) and the Hurricanes capitalizing on two out of three (66.7%). The Flames’ goaltender, Dan Vladar, faced 33 shots and made 30 saves, while the Hurricanes’ Antti Raanta was tested with 20 shots, stopping 18. The game was characterized by its physicality, with Calgary registering 31 hits to Carolina’s 21, and both teams blocking a combined total of 23 shots.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Calgary Flames Predictions

The Carolina Hurricanes are hitting the road with a determination to improve their less-than-stellar away record, currently standing at 6-8-0. Despite their recent setbacks, including a 6-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, the Hurricanes boast a strong lineup with Sebastian Aho leading the team in points and Teuvo Teravainen topping the goal-scoring charts. Their offense, however, will need to step up against a Flames team that has shown resilience at home, splitting their record at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Calgary’s performance has been a mixed bag this season, with a home record of 5-5-1 reflecting their inconsistency. The Flames will rely heavily on the offensive prowess of Elias Lindholm and the playmaking abilities of Nazem Kadri to ignite their attack. Defensively, both teams have room for improvement, with the Hurricanes and Flames looking to tighten up their play and reduce the number of scoring opportunities for their opponents.

This game could very well be decided by the special teams, with both squads possessing the ability to capitalize on power-play chances. The goaltending matchup will also be a key factor, as both teams seek stability between the pipes to backstop their efforts on the ice. With critical points on the line, expect a tightly contested game as both the Hurricanes and Flames vie to climb the standings in their respective conferences.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Calgary Flames Pick

The Carolina Hurricanes are poised for a bounce-back performance after their recent loss to the Oilers, and their overall season record suggests they have the resilience to do so. With a stronger conference rank and a team led by the likes of Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen, the Hurricanes have the offensive depth to challenge the Flames’ defense. Despite their road struggles, Carolina’s ability to cover the spread in three out of their last four meetings with Calgary, coupled with their favorable moneyline odds, makes them an attractive pick for this matchup. The Hurricanes’ power play efficiency, particularly in their last encounter with the Flames, indicates their special teams could be a deciding factor in this game.

On the other hand, the Calgary Flames have shown inconsistency at home and are currently on a two-game losing streak, just like the Hurricanes. However, the Flames’ less convincing record as underdogs and their struggle to cover the spread against Carolina in recent matchups tilt the scales in favor of the visiting team. While historical head-to-head data shows a close contest, the Hurricanes’ recent form and the Flames’ inability to capitalize on home-ice advantage suggest that Carolina is likely to emerge victorious in this encounter. Therefore, the Carolina Hurricanes moneyline bet is the recommended pick for this game.

The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -120 (FanDuel)

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Calgary Flames Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Carolina Hurricanes

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Jordan Martinook Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -135 +105 2.2 2.11
Jesperi Kotkaniemi Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -135 +105 2.2 2.15
Brady Skjei Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -166 +130 2.1 2.00
Seth Jarvis Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -190 +145 1.9 1.78

Calgary Flames

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Mikael Backlund Points 0.5 7/10 +114 -145 0.7 0.80
Blake Coleman Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -175 +135 2.4 2.14