Last Updated Mar 29, 2022, 9:22 PM

Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Colorado Avalanche (46-14-6) square off against the Calgary Flames (40-17-8) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN+.

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Score Prediction

Flames 3, Avalanche 2

Best Bet

Flames -114
Under 6.5 (-115)

COLORADO AVALANCHE vs. CALGARY FLAMES PREDICTIONS

The Colorado Avalanche haven't had a lot of difficult times this season, but lately it is stumbling toward the finish line. It's easy to take your eye off the prize with a giant divisional lead, as the Avs lead the second-place Minnesota Wild by 14 points. Colorado has dropped two of its past three games, notching two or fewer goals in both of the setbacks.

The Flames are looking to avenge a 3-0 setback in Denver on March 13. Prior to that, the Flames picked up a 4-3 overtime win in Denver on March 5. These are the two division leaders in the Western Conference, and this could be a preview of bigger things to come in the postseason. Calgary has posted three wins in the past four games, including two straight wins with a total of 13 goals. The Flames are coming off a 9-5 win over the provincial rival Edmonton Oilers on Saturday at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

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COLORADO AVALANCHE vs. CALGARY FLAMES BETTING ODDS

Avalanche +100
Flames -114
Avalanche +1.5 (-238)
Flames -1.5 (+205)
Over 6.5 (+100)
Under 6.5 (-115)

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COLORADO AVALANCHE vs. CALGARY FLAMES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
  • Matchup: Central vs. Pacific
  • Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • Location: Calgary, Alta.
  • TV-Time: ESPN+, 9:00 p.m. ET

COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 46-14-6
  • ATS: 32-34
  • O/U: 35-26-5

The Avalanche were tripped up 3-2 in overtime against the Minnesota Wild, the team pursuing them in the Central Division. Colorado still has 98 points, while Minnesota has 84 points with two games in hand. The Wild are mathematically still alive for the division title, but it's not looking terribly good.

The Avalanche are playing .750 hockey over the past 56 games, winning 42 of the previous 56 outings, while cashing in 12 of the previous 17 games on the road. It's also 35-16 in the past inside the Western Conference, while taking 37 of the past 54 games against Pacific Division combatants. The Avs are 1-5 in the past six as an underdog, while going 1-5 in the past six as a road 'dog, too.

In terms of the totals, the UNDER has hit in six of the past eight games overall, while cashing in eight of the past 10 against Pacific Division clubs. The UNDER is 15-5-1 in the past 21 against Western Conference teams, too. Even more impressive, the UNDER is 10-1-1 in the past 12 against teams with a winning overall record.

CALGARY FLAMES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 40-17-8
  • ATS: 36-29
  • O/U: 33-27-5

The Flames blasted the Oilers, a feel-good win for Calgary against its biggest rivals. It also kept an arm's length distance between them and the second-place Los Angeles Kings, still seven points back, with the Flames holding three games in hand, too.

Calgary might protest Commissioner Gary Bettman to move to the Central Division, as it has won seven of the past eight inside that division, while going 17-4 in the past 21 games at home. The Flames are also 20-6 in the past 26 games overall, and 15-4 in the past 19 games as a home favorite.

For totals, the OVER is 3-0-1 in the past four games overall, while going 3-1-1 in the past five games at home. The OVER has also hit at a 3-0-1 clip against Western Conference foes, while going 8-3-3 in the past 14 against Central Division clubs.

The Avalanche have won seven of the past nine meetings vs. the Flames. (AP)

COLORADO AVALANCHE vs. CALGARY FLAMES BETTING CONCLUSION

The good news for the Avalanche is that the trends are in their favor, as far as the series is concerned. The Avalanche are 7-2 in the past nine meetings, while the underdog has connected in seven of the past nine, too. The UNDER is 3-0-1 in the past four meetings in Calgary, too.

Colorado can hit the century mark in points with a victory, but it has been sputtering lately. Calgary has been on fire at home, and the Flames are the play in this game. It likely will be by a very slim margin, as these are two very good teams locking horns. Expect timely goals, solid defense and very good goaltending in what could be a preview of the Western Conference Finals.

COLORADO AVALANCHE vs. CALGARY FLAMES BETTING TRENDS

  • Avalanche are 12-5 in the past 17 road games.
  • Avalanche are 1-5 in the past six as an underdog.
  • Avalanche are 37-17 in the past 54 vs. Pacific Division teams.
  • Avalanche are 1-5 in the past six as an underdog.
  • Avalanche are 1-5 in the past six as a road 'dog.
  • Flames are 20-6 in the past 26 games overall.
  • Flames are 17-4 in the past 21 home games.
  • Flames are 20-6 in the past 26 as a favorite.
  • Flames are 7-1 in the past eight vs. Central Division teams.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in the past eight overall for the Avalanche.
  • The UNDER is 15-5-1 in the past 21 vs. WC teams for the Avs.
  • The UNDER is 8-2 in the past 10 vs. Pacific Division teams for the Avs.
  • The UNDER is 10-1-1 in the past 12 vs. winning teams for the Avs.
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the past six as an underdog for the Avalanche.
  • The OVER is 3-0-1 in the past four for the Flames.
  • The OVER is 3-1-1 in the past five home games for the Flames.
  • The OVER is 8-3-3 in the past 14 vs. Central Division teams for the Flames.
  • The Avalanche have won seven of the past nine meetings.
  • The underdog is 7-2 in the past nine meetings.
  • The UNDER is 3-0-1 in the past four in Calgary.

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