Blues vs. Flames Prediction
The under has been profitable in previous Blues-Flames meetings but St. Louis is coming off a high-scoring contest on Friday night against the Oilers in Edmonton. Will Saturday night’s matchup in Calgary turn into more of a defensive struggle?
077 St. Louis Blues (+210) at 078 Calgary Flames (-250); o/u 6.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 2, 2022
St. Louis Blues DFS Spin
Ville Husso stopped 22-of-25 shots in Wednesday’s 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Husso was working with a 4-2 lead midway through the third period, before Elias Pettersson upped the drama by considerable degree, scoring with under five minutes remaining in regulation to inject some tension into the endgame. Despite the late wobble, Husso would rebound to keep the Canucks off the scoreboard for the short remainder of the third period. That late goal somewhat marred the proceedings, but on the whole, this was a nice showing out of Husso.
Calgary Flames DFS Spin
Jacob Markstrom allowed two goals on 32 shots in Thursday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings. It’s a tough outing for Markstrom who was beat on a breakaway and then again in the third after his teammates left a man open in front. The Swedish netminder will see his record fall to 31-13-8 with a 2.15 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage.
Blues vs. Flames Betting Prediction
The under is 21-10 in the last 31 meetings between these two teams in Calgary, is 6-2-1 in the Blues’ last nine games versus Pacific opponents and is 15-7-3 in St. Louis’ last 25 games versus Western Conference opponents. On the other side, the under is 5-0 in the Flames’ last five games playing on one day of rest, is 4-1 in their last five games versus a team with a winning record and is 3-1-1 in their last five games versus Central opponents.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: BLUES/FLAMES UNDER 6.5