Avalanche vs. Flames Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Avalanche are -116 money line favorites over the Flames, who are +107 on the ML. Colorado is 19-7-0 overall and 9-3-0 on the road, while Calgary is 10-13-4 overall and 5-5-3 at home. The total is currently sitting at 5.5 goals for this game.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Avalanche opened as -130 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -116, while the Flames’ odds opened at +120 and have dropped to +107. The total has stayed at 5.5 after opening at that same number.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 74% of bettors favor the Avalanche. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams in Calgary and 4-1-1 in the last six meetings overall. The over is also 5-1-1 in the Aves’ last seven games versus Pacific opponents and 9-3 in their last 12 games after scoring two goals or less in their previous contest. On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Flames’ last four Friday games, 5-1 in their last six games playing on one day of rest and 8-2-1 in their last 11 home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: AVALANCHE/FLAMES OVER 5.5