The following are the NHL betting odds for tonight’s Calgary Flames at Nashville Predators game at Bridgestone Arena for fans who bet on hockey at SBG online sportsbook:
Calgary Flames +1½ (-225) 5½ (+110) +135
Nashville Predators -1½ (+185) 5½ (-130) -155
The Flames lost 1-2 in overtime to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. Vancouver scored in the first period. The Flames outshot the Canucks 18-2 in the third period and Mark Giordano made it 1-1 with 5.6 seconds with goalie Brian Elliott on the bench for an extra attacker to go salvage a point for Calgary. Elliott made 17 saves but could not stop Christopher Tanev’s go-ahead goal 34 seconds into overtime. Vancouver pulled within four points of the Flames for the Western Conference’s second wild card spot. Accordingly, the Flames sent for reinforcements and acquired defenseman Michael Stone from the Arizona Coyotes yesterday afternoon, in exchange for a 2017 third round pick and a conditional 2018 fifth round pick. Stone has averaged 20:13 per game in 45 regular season games, ranking him third among Arizona players and fourth among Calgary players. He has been a regular in the Coyotes’ top-four rotation and has contributed nine points this season. Stone has scored five of those points in Arizona’s power play. For fans who bet on hockey, the Flames are 4-1 against the NHL betting spread in the last five games on the road and 5-2 SU in the last seven games when playing the Preds.
The Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Sunday only 24 hours after losing 2-5 to the Minnesota Wild. Ryan Ellis scored at 2:24 of the first period to give Nashville a 1-0 lead. Kevin Fiala – who was recalled from the AHL on Saturday – made it 2-0 at 9:38 of the second period. After Columbus pulled within 2-1, Calle Jarnkrok scored at 14:40 to put the Preds ahead 3-1. The BJs got once more within one with 2:21 to go in the period and tied it at 3:41 of the third period. Defenseman Mattias Ekholm scored the go-ahead goal at 9:09 of the third period. Additionally, James Neal and P.K. Subban had two assists each, and goalie Juuse Saros made 35 saves, including 19 in the first period. The Predators are three points behind the St. Louis Blues with two less games played and two points ahead of Calgary for the first wild card spot in the Western Conference. The win over the Blue Jackets was another glimmer of the Preds’ often hinted at but never fully realized potential – the hype of which started when Nashville traded captain Shea Weber to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Subban. For fans who bet on hockey, the Preds are is 5-14 against the NHL betting spread in the last 19 games at home and 2-5 SU in the last seven games when playing the Flames. Nashville has won just two games of the last five, but remains the favorite to pick up the W tonight.