Calgary Flames vs. Nashville Predators Preview, Tips, and Odds

Calgary Flames vs. Nashville Predators Preview, Tips, and Odds

The Nashville Predators will travel across the border to take on the Calgary Flames in Canada in a Western Conference battle on Friday night. Both the Predators and Flames are off to fast starts this season, and this should be a fast-paced and competitive game. Nashville leads the Central Division with 10 points, and the Flames are in second place in the Pacific Division with eight points. The Predators are looking to return to the playoffs this season, while the Flames missed the playoffs a season ago.

Flames vs. Predators Odds

The Nashville Predators are favorites on the road at -120, and the total for this game comes in at 6.

Spread: Predators -120

Total: 6

Flames vs. Predators Head to Head

This is the second meeting between the Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators this season. The Flames beat the Predators, 3-0 in Nashville earlier this season. The two teams met three times a season ago, and the Flames won two of those games. Each team scored seven goals in those three meetings last season.

Flames vs. Predators Stats

The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.8 goals per game this season, which is the 7th best mark in the NHL. Sean Monahan leads the team with four goals this season, while left winger Johnny Gaudreau has tallied nine points to lead the team. David Rittich has posted a 1.54 goals against average while starting goalie Mike Smith has a 3.23 goals against average.

The Nashville Predators have given up just 2.0 goals per game this season, which is the second-best mark in the NHL. Top goaltender Pekka Rinne is 3-1 this season and has posted a 1.75 goals against average so far this season. Center Ryan Johansen leads the Predators with five assists and six points through the first two weeks of the season.

Flames vs. Predators News

The Calgary Flames have been shifting their lines in the early going this season, but everything seems to be working. Veteran Michael Frolik was a healthy scratch just two games ago but bounced back to score two goals in the Flames latest victory over the Bruins.

This game against the Flames will be the first of back-to-back games for the Nashville Predators. Rinne will likely make the start in net for this game, while Juuse Saros will play on Saturday night. Nashville won the President’s Trophy a season ago for having the most points during the 2017-18 regular season.

Flames vs. Predators Predictions

The Calgary Flames will have the advantage of playing at home in this contest, but the Predators are no stranger to winning on the road. Nashville was the best regular season team a year ago, and they have a strong chance to repeat that this season. Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is one of the best in the NHL, and he will lead his team to victory over the Calgary Flames. Bet the Nashville Predators -120 over the Calgary Flames.

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