Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames Odds & Picks 1/30/18
NHL players looking for the latest sportsbook betting tips know the best advice is to jump head first back into the league’s returning action. As most bettors know, the NHL recently underwent their All-Star break. The brief hiatus allowed athletes and bettors alike to catch their breath and get a quick look at the playoff landscape. Now that we’re back, US sportsbook players need to figure out what games to bet on.
One particular contest worth scoping out is this Tuesday’s Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames NHL betting matchup. Vegas, despite being the latest club to the party, has emerged as one of this year’s most likeable title contenders. On the other hand, the Flames are doing all they can to secure a spot in this year’s postseason. Both teams are worthy contenders and there’s no question this will be one entertaining matchup.
The Golden Knights enter this Tuesday night pairing flashing a 32-12-4 record that ranks them as the best team in the Pacific Division. Not only that, the 68 points Vegas has accrued so far this season pegs them as the 2nd winningest club in the league. Needless to say, that’s a pretty noteworthy accomplishment for the NHL’s newest team. Putting aside that high praise, the Golden Knights posted a 3-4 record in their last 7 leading up to the All-Star break. With that in mind, it’s clear that the Knights will need to find some consistency in February to maintain their high-ranking position. Unsurprisingly, the US sportsbook betting lines are siding against Vegas in this upcoming matchup.
The Calgary Flames zip into this NHL betting contest with a 25-16-8 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the Pacific Division. At the current moment, the Flames are sitting on 58 points on the season, which ranks them a whopping 10 points behind Vegas. No doubt Calgary could bridge that gap with a win this Tuesday night, but they also have to overcome the 2nd place San Jose Sharks – who have 59 points on the year. Like the Golden Knights, the Flames also ran into a bit of a trouble heading into the All-Star break. Specifically, the Flames lost 4 consecutive matchups, which certainly hurt their standing in the division. Nevertheless, the Flames are cocked and loaded for this Tuesday night pairing, ready to get a shot at the leader of the Pacific.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames Preview
- Date and Time: Tuesday, January 30th || 9:00 pm ET
- Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Albania, Canada
- TV/Online Stream: Local Broadcasts || NHL TV
- Online Hockey Betting Odds:
- Vegas Golden Knights -110
- Calgary Flames -125
US sportsbook players betting on this matchup should know that the Flames are at a significant disadvantage. Vegas wields one of the best units in the NHL as they rank 3rd in scoring and 6th in goals allowed. On the other hand, the Flames rank 22nd in scoring and 8th in goals allotted. On top of that sizable advantage, the Golden Knights also have a better power play percentage than Tuesday night’s opponent. As a matter of fact, Vegas ranks 21st in power play percentage while Calgary ranks 24th.
Vegas vs. Calgary NHL Betting Picks
Online Hockey Betting Pick: Vegas gets the rebound.
Online Hockey Betting Score Prediction: Golden Knights 2-1
Best Online Sportsbook Bet: Vegas on the money line.