Flames vs Wild Prediction - NHL Picks 1/2/24

Minnesota Wild (16-15-4) vs Calgary Flames (15-16-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild -163 / Calgary Flames +125 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Calgary Flames look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Minnesota Wild look for a win after winning 7 of their last 10 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild prediction.

Calgary Flames Betting Preview

The Calgary Flames lost to the Kings and Kraken last week, but just beat the Flyers. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 12.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Blake Coleman leads Calgary with 13 goals, Nazem Kadri has 16 assists and Elias Lindholm has 96 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 57 goals on 594 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 36 goals on 315 shots.

Calgary Flames Player Prop Facts

  • Blake Coleman has scored at least one goal in three of the Flames' last four games as underdogs.
  • Blake Coleman has recorded at least one point in each of the Flames' last nine games as underdogs.
  • Yegor Sharangovich has recorded an assist in each of his last four appearances against Western Conference opponents.
  • Yegor Sharangovich ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Minnesota Wild Betting Preview

The Minnesota Wild beat the Red Wings last week, but they’re coming off two losses to the Jets. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with 15 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 22 assists and Kirill Kaprizov has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 72.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Filip Gustavsson has allowed 62 goals on 636 shots faced, and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 45 goals on 420 shots.

Minnesota Wild Player Prop Facts

  • Kirill Kaprizov has scored at least one goal in each of the Wild's last four night games.
  • Kirill Kaprizov has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances.
  • Matthew Boldy has scored the first goal in four of the Wild's last five games as favorites.
  • Marcus Johansson has recorded at least one assist in five of the Wild's last six home games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Brock Faber ranks 1st amongst rookies for Plus/Minus (+11) this season.

Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild prediction

The Minnesota Wild are playing some of their best hockey of the season, and they beat the Flames twice last month. The Calgary Flames are having issues with consistency all of a sudden, and they're not good on the road, where they're 6-9-4 this season. The Wild have scored 3 or more goals in 5 of the last 6 meetings against the Flames. I'll lay the juice with the Wild on their home ice.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Wild -163

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