Alex Goligoski, Nick Schmaltz, and the Arizona Coyotes will do battle against Elias Lindholm, Matthew Tkachuk, and the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome in a divisional tilt. This one will get started at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 5 and it is being televised live on Fox Sports Arizona.
Arizona Coyotes at Calgary Flames Odds
The Flames (-150) are tabbed as the favorites over the Coyotes (+130), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-115 over, -105 under).
Arizona is 9-5 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 2.8 units this season. Eight of its games have gone under the total, while four have gone over and just one has pushed. The Coyotes are 5-3 SU on the road in 2019-20.
The Coyotes have converted on 20.9 percent of their power play chances so far. That’s a nice improvement from last year, when they were ranked 27th in the league by scoring on 16.2 percent of their extra-man opportunities. Their penalty kill has fallen off noticeably since last year, however, as they’ve gone from successfully defending 85.0 percent of opponents’ power plays (ranked first overall last year) to 82.5 percent this year..
Sporting a .940 save percentage and 26.8 saves per game, Darcy Kuemper (7-3) has been the best option in goal for Arizona this year. Kuemper did just play last night, however, so head coach Rick Tocchet may choose to rest him and instead turn to Antti Raanta (2-2-1 record, .914 save percentage, 2.96 goals against average).
On the other side of the ice, Calgary is 8-9 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.0 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 17 regular season contests, 10 of its games have gone under the total, while six have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 4-2 SU at home this year.
The Flames have converted on just 15.4 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked fifth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 86.9 percent of all penalties.
David Rittich has stopped 29.8 shots per game as the top selection in the crease for the Flames. Rittich has seven wins, six losses, and two overtime losses to his name and has maintained a .915 save percentage and 2.79 goals against average this season.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Calgary Flames Free Picks
NHL Prediction: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Over
- Seven of Arizona’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 5-2 in those games.
- The Coyotes are 4-1 SU in games where they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Flames are 5-3 SU when they spend more time in the box than their opponent.
- The total has gone under in four of Calgary’s last five games.
- Calgary is ranked 11th this season with 9.7 giveaways per game. That figure has improved, however, as the team’s averaged 8.8 giveaways over its last 10 games and 7.0 giveaways over its last five.