The Calgary Flames will play Game 6 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Dallas Stars on Friday. The Flames have a 3-2 series advantage. The puck will be dropped from American Airlines Center at 9:30 p.m. ET (TNT). We examine the Flames vs. Stars odds and lines and give our expert NHL selections, predictions, and bets below.
In Game 5, Calgary surged in the third period, rebounding from a one-goal deficit to win 3-1. Calgary outshot Dallas 16-5 in the period, putting the Stars on the verge of being eliminated. In the previous two games, the Flames have scored six third-period goals. LW Matthew Tkachuk, who had 104 points in the regular season, has been virtually shut out in this series. He has 0 goals, three assists, fourteen penalty minutes, and just nine shots on goal.
LW dynamic stars In Game 5, Jason Robertson lighted the lamp for the first time this series. The 22-year-old, who led Dallas with 41 goals during the regular season, has been mostly absent against the Flames. To give them a chance, the Stars will need him to have a terrific Game 6.
Flames vs. Stars betting odds and lines
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- Flames -170 (bet 170, win 100) | Stars +135 (bet 100, win 135).
- ATS (against the spread): Flames (+1.5) | Stars (+1.5) (-180)
- O/U: 5.5 (O: +112 | U: -140).
Projected goalies for the Flames vs. the Stars
Jake Oettinger (30-15-1, 2.53 GAA,.914 SV percent, 1 SO – regular season) vs.
Jacob Markstrom (37-15-9, 2.22 GAA,.922 SV percent, 9 SO – regular season)
Markstrom’s excellent effort in net continued in Game 5 with 20 saves on 21 shots. In the series, he has a 1.21 GAA and a.952 SV percent after allowing 6 goals on 125 shots. According to MoneyPuck.com, he is third in the playoffs with 4.3 goals saved over average.
Markstrom has been fantastic, and Oettinger has been almost as good. In Game 5, the Stars goaltender saved 29 of 31 shots. He has begun to fray after allowing 5 goals in the past two games, whilst Markstrom only allowed 2. In terms of metrics, Oettinger is the playoffs’ second-best goalkeeper, saving 6.6 goals more than predicted.
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Game 6 Picks and predictions for Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars
Flames 3, Stars 2
The Money line
Last time out, we took a bet on Dallas’ money line, and it didn’t pay off. However, with the Stars ahead 1-0 in the second period, I cashed out at a profit. It’s conceivable they’ll cling on and force a Game 7, but given how they’ve crumbled at the conclusion of games, I’m not optimistic.
The Stars seem to be finished. It’s pricey, so tread cautiously, but LEAN FLAMES (-170).
Dallas led Game 5 against the spread for two quarters and was within a goal in Game 4 for 48 minutes. Dallas +1.5 (-180) has an excellent chance of winning, but it’s too costly.
PASS, and let’s attempt again to nail the O/U.
The under has won four of the five games in this series, which has only seen 18 total goals. Because the Under line has fallen so considerably, there is considerable hesitation on this gamble.
However, let’s go with the UNDER 5.5. (-140).