Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars Matchup


Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk, and the Calgary Flames will face off against Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, and the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center in a Western Conference tilt. The action gets started at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, and it is being televised live on Sportsnet West.

Calgary Flames at Dallas Stars Odds

The Flames (-120) are favored over the Stars (+100) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).

Calgary is 22-12 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 8.2 units this season. 17 of its matches have gone over the total, while 16 have gone under and just one has pushed. This 2018-19 Flames team is 11-7 SU on the road.

Calgary has converted on 22.7 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s good enough for 10th-best in the league. Its penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 80.0 percent of its penalties..

Averaging 21.9 saves per game with a .888 save percentage, Mike Smith (12-8-1) has been the primary option in goal for Calgary this year. If Calgary decides to rest him, however, head coach Bill Peters could roll with David Rittich (12-6-1 record, .925 save percentage, 2.21 goals against average).

Dallas is 16-17 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 33 regular season outings, 17 of its games have gone under the total, while 12 have gone over and just four have pushed. The team’s 10-4 SU at home this season.

The Stars have converted on just 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 10th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.4 percent of all opponent power plays.

Ben Bishop has denied 26.9 shots per game as the primary option in goal for the Stars. Bishop has 10 wins, 10 losses, and one overtime loss to his name and has recorded a .920 save percentage and 2.46 goals against average this season.

Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner \u2013 Stars, O/U \u2013 Under

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in three of Calgary’s last five outings.
  • Calgary has managed 29.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Dallas has been attempting 34.6 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Over Calgary’s last ten games, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 5-0 in those games).
  • The Stars this season have recorded the 11th-most hits per game in the NHL (22.5).