Canadiens vs Flames Prediction NHL Picks 3/16/24

Calgary Flames (32-29-5) vs Montreal Canadiens (25-30-11)

Game Info: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -233 / Montreal Canadiens +185 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Montreal Canadiens vs Calgary Flames prediction.

Montreal Canadiens Betting Preview

The Montreal Canadiens recently lost to the Maple Leafs and Bruins, while beating the Blue Jackets. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.73 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Nick Suzuki leads Montreal with 26 goals, Mike Matheson has 38 assists and Cole Caufield has 252 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.41 goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Cayden Primeau has given up 41 goals on 455 shots faced, and Sam Montembeault has allowed 99 goals on 1,039 shots.

Calgary Flames Betting Preview

The Calgary Flames beat the Golden Knights while losing to the Hurricanes and Avalanche. The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.12 goals per game and are scoring on 14.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Blake Coleman leads Calgary with 28 goals, Nazem Kadri has 35 assists and Mikael Backlund has 182 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.17 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 108 goals on 1,194 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 68 goals on 574 shots.

Calgary Flames Player Prop Facts

  • Yegor Sharangovich has scored at least one goal in four of the Flames' last five games.
  • Jonathan Huberdeau has recorded at least one assist in five of his last six appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Canadiens.
  • Jonathan Huberdeau has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Canadiens.
  • Yegor Sharangovich ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Montreal Canadiens Player Prop Facts

  • Nick Suzuki has recorded at least one assist in each of the Canadiens' last three games at Scotiabank Saddledome.
  • Nick Suzuki has recorded at least one point in each of the Canadiens' last four games at Scotiabank Saddledome.
  • Cole Caufield ranks 1st in the league for shootout goals (5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Calgary Flames rank 31st in the league in power play percentage this season (14.08%).
  • The Calgary Flames rank 4th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (83.84%).
  • The Montreal Canadiens rank 27th in the league for goals per game this season (2.73).
  • The Montreal Canadiens rank 26th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.41).

Montreal Canadiens vs Calgary Flames prediction

I considered the Montreal Canadiens and the plus money because they've won 5 of the last 6 games against the Flames. However, the Habs just aren't a team I'm excited to get behind especially on the road as they can't be trusted at either end of the ice. The Calgary Flames have seen 17 of their 32 wins this season come at home, and they've quietly won 6 of their last 10 games to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. These are the games the Flames need if they're going to avoid being eliminated from playoff contention. Give me the Flames and the PL for max betting value.

Randy’s Pick Calgary Flames -1.5

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