Calgary Flames vs. St. Louis Blues
NHL Hockey: Thursday October 11th 2018 8:00 PM EST TIME
The Calgary Flames are looking to keep their winning streak going as they head into St. Louis to take on the Blues. The Flames are hoping to keep their flame lit as the St. Louis Blues will be a tough battle on Thursday night. As for the St. Louis Blues they have been on a struggle bus for the whole season as they look to turn it around.
Flame Lit The Highest
The Calgary Flames have been one of the most impressive teams so far this season as they look to keep that trend going as they head into St. Louis to take on the Blues. So how are the Flames doing at the moment? Well the Flames come into this game looking to complete a three game winning streak as they are off a win against the Nashville Predators. The Flames have been one of the best offensive teams so far this season as they are getting an average of three goals per game. They scored three against the Predators on Monday as they look to keep that winning streak going.
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— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 10, 2018
One of the most impressive goalies so far this season has been Mike Smith who just received his second win of the season. He would stop 43 shots against the Predators in the win as Smith will be another good start against the Blues.
Singing The Blues
The St. Louis Blues are really singing the “Blues” right now as they have started off the season with a dreadful start. They have yet to win a game to start the season as they now take on a strong starting Calgary Flames team that could easily make fun of them. Coming into this game, the St. Louis Blues defense once again let another lead slip away. They were recently up against the Chicago Blackhawks finally all types of good with a 2-0 lead, but that quickly went away. After dropping yet another consecutive game, the St. Louis Blues really need to turn their season around. Can they do that against the Calgary Flames?
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) October 7, 2018
They are going to need a better start out of Vladimir Tarasenko who has been hot and cold to start the season. He is one of the leaders of the team as he needs to get scoring against a Flames team. On the side of the ice, the Blues need to have Jake Allen step up as he has already allowed five goals this season.
ST. LOUIS BLUES
- Blues are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Blues are 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games.
- Blues are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
- Blues are 1-7 in their last 8 overall.
- Blues are 0-4 in their last 4 home games.
- Flames are 5-2 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Flames are 35-17 in their last 52 vs. a team with a losing record.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Surprising that the lines are still not up yet, will make sure to leave an updated post before game-time. However the Flames have made most of this series so far as they have taken apart of the Blues in recent games. The Flames are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Prediction: Calgary Flames ML
Full-Game Total Pick
As stated above, the lines have yet to come out, but it is interesting to note that the under is 4-1-4 in the last 9 meetings in St. Louis. The Calgary Flames have the defense ready to shutdown the St. Louis Blues as I would rather go with that total instead of hoping for some cheap goals from the Blues.