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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Vegas Golden Knights (40-29-5) travel to meet the Calgary Flames (45-19-9) at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on Thursday. 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 4, Golden Knights 2

Best Bet

Flames -154

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS vs. CALGARY FLAMES PREDICTIONS

The Golden Knights are coming off a disappointing 5-4 overtime loss against the Vancouver Canucks last time out on Tuesday. Vancouver was leading 3-1, and 4-2 after two periods, but VGK scored with an extra attacked late to force OT. Quinn Hughes ended things just 51 seconds into the extra session, as VGK suffered a costly loss. At least it picked up one point, but they're still on the outside looking in for a playoff spot in the Western Conference, sitting with 85 points with eight games to go. That puts them three points behind the Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings, and four points back of the Nashville Predators, but time is ticking down.

The Flames are second in the Western Conference with 99 points, well back of the Colorado Avalanche (112 points), with nine games remaining. If the playoffs started today, the Flames would face the Predators, but it could very easily face the Golden Knights if things break a certain way over the next two weeks. The Flames might welcome that matchup, as they pounded the Golden Knights 6-0 in Calgary on Feb. 9 in the most recent meeting, although VGK won the first matchup 3-2 on The Strip back on Dec. 5.

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VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS vs. CALGARY FLAMES BETTING ODDS

Golden Knights +140
Flames -154
Golden Knights +1.5 (-189)
Flames -1.5 (+172)
Over 5.5 (-149)
Under 6 (+102)

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VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS vs. CALGARY FLAMES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
  • Matchup: Pacific vs. Pacific
  • Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • Location: Calgary, Alta.
  • TV-Time: ESPN+, 9:00 p.m. ET

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS BETTING ANALYSIS

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

  • SU: 40-29-5
  • ATS: 30-44
  • O/U: 41-30-3

Vegas is glad not to have to face Vancouver anymore, as VGK is 6-1-1 across the past eight games, with both setbacks against the Canucks. The good news for the Golden Knights is that Robin Lehner is back, toughening it out after it appeared a knee injury would end his season prematurely.

The Golden Knights have won six of the past eight games overall, while going 7-2 in the past nine games inside the Pacific Division and 6-2 in the past eight inside the Western Conference. However, VGK is 3-8 in the past 11 road games, while going 2-8 in the past 10 as an underdog and 0-5 in the past five as a road 'dog.

The OVER has dominated for Vegas lately, going 4-1 in the past five games overall, while going 5-1 in the past six against winning teams and 5-2 in the past seven as an underdog.

CALGARY FLAMES BETTING ANALYSIS

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

  • SU: 45-19-9
  • ATS: 40-33
  • O/U: 35-32-6

The Flames need a win or a tie to get over the 100-point mark for the season. They're on a five-game win streak, scoring at least four goals in each of the past four outings, going for three or more markers in six consecutive contests.

Calgary has registered 25 victories in the past 34 outings, while they're 18-7 in the past 25 games at home. The Flames are also 16-7 in the past 23 as a home favorite, while going 20-7 in the past 27 inside the Western Conference and 5-0 in the past five against the Pacific Division.

For totals, the UNDER is 3-1-1 in the past five games overall, while going 3-1-1 in the past five as a favorite and 5-2 in the past seven against teams with a winning overall record. The UNDER is also 7-1-1 in the past nine games when playing on a day of rest, and 4-1-1 in the past six inside the Pacific Division team.

The home team has won 11 of the past 12 meetings in this series. (Getty Images)

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS vs. CALGARY FLAMES BETTING CONCLUSION

The Golden Knights are playing with a lot of desperation lately, but the Flames are just the better team. Calgary is at home, and the home team and the favorite has been dominant in this series lately. In fact, the favorite is 10-1 in the past 11 meetings, and the home team is 11-1 in the past 12 in the series. It doesn't get much more cut and dry than that. If only all betting could be that easy.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS vs. CALGARY FLAMES BETTING TRENDS

  • Golden Knights are 6-2 in the past eight games overall.
  • Golden Knights are 3-8 in the past 11 road games.
  • Golden Knights are 2-8 in the past 10 as an underdog.
  • Golden Knights are 0-5 in the past five as a road 'dog.
  • Golden Knights are 6-2 in the past eight vs. Western Conference.
  • Flames are 25-9 in the past 34 games overall.
  • Flames are 18-7 in the past 25 home games.
  • Flames are 35-17 in the past 52 as a favorite.
  • Flames are 16-7 in the past 23 as a home favorite.
  • Flames are 5-0 in the past five vs. Pacific Division.
  • OVER is 4-1 in the past five for the Golden Knights.
  • OVER is 5-2 in the past seven as a 'dog for the Golden Knights.
  • UNDER is 3-1-1 in the past five for the Flames.
  • UNDER is 3-1-1 in the past five as a favorite for the Flames.
  • Golden Knights are 4-1 in the past five meetings.
  • Flames are 4-1 in past five home games vs. VGK.
  • Favorite is 10-1 in the past 11 meetings.
  • Home team is 11-1 in past 12 meetings.
  • OVER is 5-0-1 in past six in Calgary.

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