Stars vs. Flames Prediction

Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars 12/18/18, Prediction & Odds

The Calgary Flames are red-hot with eight wins in their last nine games as they get ready for tonight's contest at the Dallas Stars. Can the Flames keep it rolling with another win?

Game Snapshot

71 Calgary Flames at 72 Dallas Stars

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

American Airlines Center at 8:35PM ET

TV: FS-SW (DAL)

Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our NHL Odds & Betting Page.

 

Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Flames are a -120 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Stars are a +100 underdog, while the over-under is set at 6 goals. As of Tuesday morning, 63 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Calgary. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Flames dominate host Blues

Calgary won its third straight game and eighth out of nine Sunday with a 7-2 victory at St. Louis. The Flames (22-10-2) scored four times in the first period to take a 4-0 advantage through 20 minutes to take full control of the contest. Johnny Gaudreau paced Calgary with two goals plus an assist, while Alan Quine also scored two goals. Elias Lindholm contributed a goal and an assist. Matthew Tkachuk and Mark Giordano each tallied a goal and an assist. David Rittich saved 26 of 28 shots to earn the win in net.

Stars unable to rally past Avs

Dallas (16-14-3) fell behind 3-0 through one period Saturday night at Colorado before eventually rallying to tie it at 4-4 in the third period on a goal by Jamie Benn, his 13th of the season. Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov assisted on the score. Seguin had previously scored to make it a one-goal contest in the third as Taylor Fedun and Radulov assisted. Esa Lindell notched the Stars' first goal while shorthanded in the second period on assists from Mattias Janmark and Fedun. Seguin scored an unassisted goal a minute later to make it 3-2 at that point. Anton Khubodin allowed three goals on 20 shots before being yanked. Ben Bishop surrendered two goals on 16 shots the rest of the way. 

NHL Betting Trends

Calgary

The Flames are 5-0 in their last five games versus a team with a losing record. Calgary is 0-4 in the last four meetings. 

Dallas

The Stars have lost four in a row. Dallas is 4-0 in its last four home games.

Prediction:

Dallas is cold, but coming home to a place where it plays much better. Calgary is on fire, but has a long way to travel and is facing a tougher opponent than it saw on Sunday. I'm not sure if Calgary should be the favored team here. I'm going to side with the hosts as a small underdog and I wouldn't be surprised if this line shifts more toward a pick'em.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: DALLAS STARS +100

Recent NHL Discussions

How many more are like this on Wed, Mar 2021 by Surfer
Saturday Sharp Action NHL on Sat, Jan 2021 by Jimmythegreek
NHL STARS on Wed, Sep 2020 by iceman17
Chicago Blackhawks on Sat, Aug 2020 by Surfer

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Red Wings vs. Lightning Prediction The Lightning are heavily favored on Tuesday night against the Red Wings at 7:00 p.m. ET, but is there betting value to be found in the total? The number currently sits...
Thumbnail Blues vs. Rangers Prediction & Odds The Blues continue to look for consistency this season, which might be difficult when they visit the Rangers at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Thumbnail Wild vs. Stars Prediction & Odds The Wild have played well over their last 10 games but will they meet their match on Sunday when they take on the Stars in Dallas at 3:00...
Thumbnail Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Prediction The over has been profitable in previous meetings between the Maple Leafs and Lightning, who will clash in Tampa, FL on Saturday night at...
Thumbnail Senators vs. Rangers Prediction & Odds Even though the value has been sucked out of the line, is the under still a wise play in Friday night’s matchup between the Senators and Rangers at 7:00 p.m. ET?

NHL Headlines