Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames NHL Betting Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The Vegas Golden Knights have emerged as NHL online betting favorites in the Pacific Division, as well as in the Western Conference. Despite the fact that the Golden Knights are the newest addition to the NHL, Vegas seems to be performing like seasoned veterans as they’re currently the second-winningest team in the league. Unsurprisingly, in this evening’s Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames matchup, the teaser sports betting odds having a hard time making their mind up. Take a look.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames – Tuesday, January 30th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Albania, Canada
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
NHL Online Betting Lines:
Vegas Golden Knights TBP
Calgary Flames TBP
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights march into this Tuesday night matchup flashing a 32-12-4 that, as aforementioned, ranks them No. 1 overall in the Pacific. The 68-points the Knights have amassed this season gives them a whopping 9 point lead over the 2nd place San Jose Sharks. Likewise, Vegas also owns a 10 point lead over this evening’s opponent, the Calgary Flames. By the looks of it, top sportsbooks are having a hard time sizing up this evening’s Pacific rivalry. Nevertheless, current estimates have the Flames pegged as NHL online betting favorites over Vegas. With that in mind, which line should bettors take in this evening’s Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames matchup?
Top sportsbook betting players will undoubtedly pick the Knights this evening. Without a doubt, Vegas is the better overall team. While it may be true that the Knights have bit a slump as of late, they still should have enough momentum to pick up a road win in Calgary this evening. Therefore, taking Vegas – who might be pegged as an underdog, is the best option. If the odds are leaning against Vegas, taking the Golden Knights is the way to go.
The Flames zip into this Pacific rivalry sporting a 25-16-8 record that ranks them 3rd in the division. Calgary has amassed 58 points this season, which gives them a one point lead over their nearest threat. However, the Flames have a sizable bridge to cross if they are to climb the division’s rankings. As previously brought up, the odds seem to be favoring Calgary this evening. Unquestionably, this is a bit of a bombshell since Calgary is 0-4 in the last couple of weeks. Do the Flames have a statistical advantage to deserve to be favored over Vegas?
Short answer, no. Without a doubt, the Flames have one of the worst offensive units in the NHL. At the current moment, Calgary ranks 22nd in the NHL in scoring. On the other hand, Vegas wields the league’s 3rd best scoring offense. In addition, the Golden Knights also come in with the better defensive unit. Right now the Golden Knights rank 6th in goals allowed per game while the Flames rank 8th in goals allowed. Likewise, Vegas takes a slight advantage in the power play arena. The Vegas Golden Knights rank 21st in power play percentage while the Flames rank 24th in the same category.