Flames vs Predators Prediction - NHL Picks 1/4/24

Nashville Predators (21-16-1) vs Calgary Flames (16-16-5)

Game Info: Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Nashville Predators -101 / Calgary Flames -122 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Calgary Flames look for a win after winning 5 of their last 7 games. The Nashville Predators look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators prediction.

Calgary Flames Betting Preview

The Calgary Flames are coming off wins over the Flyers and Wild. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.97 goals per game and are scoring on 12 percent of their power play opportunities. Blake Coleman leads Calgary with 14 goals, Nazem Kadri has 16 assists and Elias Lindholm has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.16 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 58 goals on 623 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 36 goals on 315 shots.

Calgary Flames Player Prop Facts

  • Rasmus Andersson has scored a goal in each of the Flames' last three games as underdogs against the Predators.
  • 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 five appearances against Western Conference opponents.
  • Yegor Sharangovich ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Nashville Predators Betting Preview

The Nashville Predators are coming off wins over the Capitals and Blackhawks. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.08 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 18 goals, Roman Josi has 22 assists and Ryan O'Reilly has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.05 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 81 goals on 842 shots faced, while Kevin Lankinen has given up 27 goals on 269 shots.

Nashville Predators Player Prop Facts

  • Gustav Nyquist has scored at least one goal in four of the Predators' last five night games.
  • Gustav Nyquist has recorded at least one point in each of the Predators' last six games.
  • Ryan McDonagh has recorded at least one assist in five of his last six home appearances against the Flames.
  • Ryan O'Reilly ranks T2nd in the league for Power Play Goals (10) this season.

Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators prediction

The Calgary Flames enter this game playing some of their best hockey of the season, but you can still make a strong case the Predators are the better team overall. Also, the Preds have won 8 of the last 10 meetings against the Flames, which includes a 4-2 win back in November. The Predators are at their best at home, where they've seen 12 of their 21 comes take place. Give me the cheaper price with the Predators on their home ice.

Randy’s Pick Nashville Predators -101

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