Calgary Flames vs. Colorado Avalanche 12/11/23 NHL Analysis, Best Picks, and Previews

Calgary Flames vs. Colorado Avalanche 12/11/23 NHL Analysis, Best Picks, and Previews

Calgary Flames (11-12-3) vs. Colorado Avalanche (16-8-2)


Calgary Flames vs. Colorado Avalanche 12/11/23 – On Monday December 11th 2023 at Ball Arena will take place an NHL faceoff between Calgary Flames (11-6-3) and Colorado Avalanche (16-8-2), promising an entertaining spectacle for hockey fans looking for free hockey tips for regular season game! Both sides hope to improve their standings whil Colorado Avalanche are hoping to increase its lead; making this matchup not simply one on the ice but rather an engaging test of skills and strategy!


The Flames have experienced inconsistency over their last five games and against the spread. Led by Nazem Kadri (17 points), Elias Lindholm (16), and Blake Coleman (15), their offensive talents offer promise; yet their inconsistent road games (4-10 against spread) may present them with difficulties against Colorado Avalanche’s strong defense; exploiting any weaknesses and taking advantage of scoring opportunities will likely determine their success.


Colorado Avalanche have established themselves as an impressive offensive team thanks to Nathan MacKinnon (36 points), Cale Makar (34) points and Mikko Rantanen (31). MacKinnon’s playmaking abilities combined with Makar’s scoring power makes for an extremely dangerous combination that could challenge Flames defense strategies. Their recent record speaks volumes: they went 3-2 both against the spread in their last 5 games as well as overall. Furthermore, their 5-9 road record against spread suggests they may use home advantage to take on opponents outside.


Calgary Flames vs. Colorado Avalanche 12/11/23 Game Info


When: Monday, December 11, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET
Where: Ball Arena
Stream: NHL.TV


Goaltender Jacob Markstrom vs. Goaltender Alexandar Georgiev


Jacob Markstrom has faced difficulties this season as the Calgary Flames’ primary goaltender with his save percentage being only 0.896 across 16 games and his goals-against average (GAA) being 2.95; an underwhelming mark when facing high scoring teams like Colorado. Markstrom will rely heavily on his experience and resilience for success; especially during shootouts where his save percentage stands at an outstanding 0.571 save percentage, which will prove crucial in this matchup. Jacob has shown his prowess on the road against formidable offenses this season, raising concerns over whether or not he can consistently shut down Colorado Avalanche attacks. Markstrom will play an integral part in determining Flames success or otherwise in this game.


Alexandar Georgiev of the Colorado Avalanche stands out in goal as more reliable figure. Boasting an average save percentage over 22 games of 0.902 with an acceptable GAA figure of 2.87, Georgiev has proven himself reliable when facing offensive threats like Kadri and Lindholm who pose offensive threats from Calgary Flames players like Kadri and Lindholm; Georgiev may prove decisive as Colorado attempts to find consistency through offense vs Flames’ attempts for consistency via goalkeeper Alexandar Georgiev performance against opposition that poses threats such as both teams’ attackers have.


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Betting odds for this matchup have yet to be released; however, predictions and insights can be gained based on both teams’ performances and trends. Bettors should pay particular attention to both Avalanche’s superior overall record and home advantage as well as Flames unpredictability during gameplay.


Calgary Flames Betting Trends


The Flames have historically struggled on the road against strong Avalanche teams against the spread, although evidenced by totals going over in 8 of their last 12 home games shows they possess enough scoring prowess for high-scoring contests.


Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends


The Avalanche have had more success both recently and against the spread at home than their opponents, often scoring multiple times each game and with seven of 12 home totals going over in recent games, signaling their potential offensive dominance in this matchup.


Calgary Flames vs. Colorado Avalanche 12/11/23 Betting Picks


Given analysis and betting trends, it appears the Flames-Avalanche matchup will be closely contested and competitive. To beat back Avalanche’s robust attack effectively, Flames must utilize both offensive strengths while improving defensive game play to remain victorious.


Betting Picks For BettorsConsidering their superior overall performance and home advantage, Avalanche could be considered as the safer bet in terms of betting picks. Prop bets could focus on individual player performances like MacKinnon and Markstrom while over/under bettors should closely observe trends since both teams tend to win frequently these days. When making multi-expert picks it would be prudent to maintain an equal weight approach between both sides’ strengths and weaknesses for optimal picks.


Free Pick and Prediction: Colorado Avalanche 4, Calgary Flames 2.


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