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Flames' Scoring Issues are Creating Headaches for Bettors

The Calgary Flames haven’t been coming through for their bettors and it’s almost solely because of their struggles to find the back of the net. With a home date vs the Washington Capitals on tap for Sunday, the Flames will attempt to buck that trend in front of the Flames faithful.

Xbet opened the Caps as +108 road underdogs with a total of 5.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Flames are 0-4 in their last four vs the Eastern Conference.
  • The road team is 5-1 in the last six meetings between the Flames and Blues.
  • The OVER is 7-1 in Capitals last eight vs the Pacific Division.

The Flames, who stand 29th in the league at 2.27 goals per game, have been held to two or fewer tallies in eight of 11 games so far and managed to score just eight times in their current 1-4-0 stretch.

The Capitals aren’t exactly setting the world on fire either. Before their road trip, Washington was beaten in four of its previous five game and has been outscored 12-3 in the second of back-to-backs this year.

Washington has generally been a reliable bet when facing the Flames of late. In the Capitals last six meetings with the Flames, they’ve earned a point every single time by going 4-0-2.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.5-2.2 victory for the Flames. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs Calgary Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Capitals will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 5-5-1 this season, while the Flames are 5-6-0. Washington is 8-3 on the totals; Calgary is 5-5-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Washington injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 22-ranked Calgary Flames and the No. 7-rated Washington Capitals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Calgary's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 2.36 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.55 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 15.38% while the Capitals defense kills off 75.51% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Oilers. They won as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Calgary was a 2-1 loser at home against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at +124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to New York, Thursday, November 2nd
Calgary home to Pittsburgh, Thursday, November 2nd