Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 9 (5/9): NHL

Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 9 (5/9): NHL

Credit: photo by Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 9:30 p.m. EST
Stars money line +135
Stars spread +1.5 (-200)
Flames money line -160
Flames spread -1.5 (+170)
Over / under 5.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Dallas Stars Calgary Flames
Record 48-31-6 51-23-11
Road / home record 28-10-4 25-17
Streak W1 L1
Goals per game 2.84 3.55
Goals allowed per game 2.98 2.51
Shots per game 30.5 35.5
Shots allowed per game 30.7 29.0
PP % 22.5% 22.9%
PK % 21.10% 17.07%
Over / under record 37-46-2 42-36-7
 

Preview

The Dallas Stars and the Calgary Flames will meet again at the American Airlines Center in Dallas to play the Game 3 of the playoffs 1st round in the West. The Stars got the win in the second game of the series 2-0.  Jake Oettinger made 29 saves and got his first postseason shutout in his second career playoff start.

Calgary Flames

The Flames have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are 25-17 on the road this season with a 51-23-11 record overall, ranking 1st in the Pacific. The Flames are 31-16-6 in Western Conference play. Calgary has scored 290 goals and ranks sixth in the NHL averaging 3.6 goals per game. Matthew Tkachuk leads the team with 42.

Elias Lindholm has 42 goals and 40 assists for the Flames. Johnny Gaudreau has four goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Flames are 5-5, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.7 assists, 5.5 penalties and 13.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game..

Dallas Stars

The Stars have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 28-14 at home this season with a 48-31-6 overall record ranking 4th in the Central. The Stars are 29-19-5 against conference opponents. Dallas averages only 3.1 penalties per game, the fewest in the league. Jamie Benn leads them averaging 0.4.

Jason Robertson has 41 goals and 38 assists for the Stars. Roope Hintz has scored six goals with three assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Stars are 5-5, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.4 assists, four penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Calgary are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

Calgary are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against Dallas.

Dallas are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

Dallas are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Prediction

The Flames have struggled offensively against the Stars as they are scoring only 1.3 goals per game in the series. The Stars are also scoring an average of 2 goals per game. The Flames are looking so bad in this series so I'll back the Stars to take the win again at home.

PICK: Stars ML (+135)

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