Calgary vs Carolina: prediction for the NHL fixture
The Flames square off against the Hurricanes in the National Hockey League on December 10. What to expect from this game? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Calgary played the last four games away from home. First, the Flames defeated Los Angeles (3:2), and goalie Markström deserved high praise for saving 95% of the shots. Then Calgary beat Anaheim in the shootout (4:3).
But the Flames failed to build on this success and in the following match suffered a defeat to Vegas (2:3). After that, they lost to San Jose with a score of 3:5. The Flames' goalie Vladar had a terrible game against the Sharks.
Carolina broke their string of three defeats and crushed Buffalo at home with a score of 6:2. Forwards Aho and Trocheck earned three points each. After that, the Hurricanes traveled to Winnipeg, where they confidently defeated the Jets (4:2). Forward Niederreiter was excellent against the Jets - he chalked up two points from two assists.
Carolina seem to be back on form and will be looking to strengthen their standings.
In the last 2 head-to-head games, the teams failed to score in each period.
In 3 head-to-head games in a row, the teams scored more than 1 goal in the third period.
Calgary are a tough opponent for any NHL team, and at home they should be able to bounce back from the recent defeats. Carolina will have a difficult game, and we are not convinced that they will get points.
Our prediction - Calgary to win
We don't expect a barn-burner here. The opponents rarely score a large number of goals in head-to-head games, so it's better to not risk and play the total under.
Second wager - total under 5.5 goals