Planning on watching today's Flames and Islanders game? Catch the action at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY, as the Islanders hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Islanders being the favored by -1.5 goals against the Flames.

CALGARY FLAMES VS NEW YORK ISLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New York Islanders -1.5

This game will be played at UBS Arena at 1:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS:

  • With the Islanders being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Islanders.
  • Take the Islanders on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Flames (+1.5)

Is a Road Win Possible for Calgary?

Calgary enters today's game with a record of 24-22-5, good for 53 points and 10th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, the Flames are in 5th place.

On the road this season, Calgary has gone 12-11-4, and they are currently riding a four-game winning streak away from home. As the underdog, the Flames have gone 12-12-3 this year.

Calgary enters the game with a puck line record of 26-25 and has gone 5-5 in their last ten games vs. the puck line. So far, the Flames have been the underdog in 27 games this season, going 19-8 vs. the puck line in those games.

Overall, Calgary has 15 wins by multiple goals and has dropped 14 games by more than one goal. On the road, the Flames have gone 15-12 vs. the puck line and have a puck line record of 8-2 in their last ten games away from home.

On average, Calgary's games have finished with 6.2 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Flames come in with an over/under record of 28-22-1.

Calgary has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.

On the offensive side, the Flames are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 14th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 10th in the league. So far this year, the Flames are 13-11 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 10-11 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The leading scorer for Calgary's offense is Blake Coleman. Coming into the game he has 20 goals, ranking 39th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 21 assists so far.

Defensively, the Islanders are currently 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 34.4 shots per game against New York. They also are 7th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Jacob Markstrom comes into the game having made 31 starts this season. So far, his record is 16-13 and he has a save percentage of 0.883%.

Will New York Live Up to Expectations at Home?

At home this season, the Islanders have gone 13-6-7, and they are 12-8-4 when favored. In the Eastern Conference, New York is in 9th place, and in the Metropolitan Division, they are in 4th place with a record of 22-17-12.

Over their last ten games, the Islanders have gone 3-7, and they have won two games in a row. So far this season, they have been favored in 24 of their 51 games, and they have gone 15-15 in conference play.

At home, the Islanders have an average scoring margin of -0.1 goals per game and a puck line record of 11-15. So far this season, they have played 24 games as the favorite and have a puck line record of 6-18 in those games. Overall, the Islanders have 14 losses by multiple goals.

Currently, the New York Islanders have a puck line record of 25-26 and have gone 3-0 against the puck line in their last three games. In their last ten games at home, the Islanders have a puck line record of 6-4.

This season, New York's games are averaging 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6. The Islanders currently have an over/under record of 28-20-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Calgary has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Islanders have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 20th in the league. Looking at how the Islanders' offense is performing during power plays, they are 19th in power play goals and 5th in shorthanded goals.

New York's current leading scorer is Bo Horvat. This season, he has 21 goals, which puts him 32nd in the NHL. Horvat also comes into the game with 26 assists.

In terms of defense, the Islanders head into the game ranked 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 34.4 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 7th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Calgary, goalie Semyon Varlamov has started 15 games in this season. His current record is 6-5, and his save percentage stands at 0.515%.