Flames vs. Lightning Prediction
The Flames have not had success against the Lightning in previous meetings between the two teams and Calgary is an underdog on Thursday night in Tampa at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will the Lightning cash as a home favorite?
059 Calgary Flames (+120) at 060 Tampa Bay Lightning (-141); o/u 6
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 6, 2022
Calgary Flames DFS Spin
Jacob Markstrom allowed six goals on 45 shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Florida Panthers. Markstrom followed up Sunday's 30-save performance with a huge let down. The 31-year-old struggled from the get-go as he allowed a weak goal to Patric Hornqvist to get the Panthers' party started. He didn't receive much help from his defense as he was under siege all night but he did face some stoppable pucks that he let by. Markstrom owns a 12-7-5 record with a 2.15 goals-against average and .926 save percentage.
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Andrei Vasilevskiy stops 20-of-22 shots in Tuesday’s 7-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackes. It was a light night in terms of action in front of the net for Vasilevskiy. He got unlucky on Dean Kukan’s early second period goal as the puck took a couple of awkward bounces and left him out of position. His team also played some soft defense in front of him on Gustav Nyquist’s breakaway goal. However other than those two blunders, it was a pretty standard night for Vasilevskiy. The 27-year-old owns an 18-5-3 record with a 2.21 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.
Flames vs. Lightning Betting Prediction
The Flames are 0-4 in their last four games versus the Lightning, are 2-5 in their last seven games overall and are 0-5 in their last five games versus a team with a winning record. On the other side, the Lightning are 7-2 in their last nine games following a win, are 6-2 in their last eight games versus Western Conference games and are 130-48 in their last 178 games when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous game.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -141