Flames vs. Stars Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs First Round Game 3

by | May 6, 2022

Game 3 of the NHL Playoffs First Round on Saturday will see the Calgary Flames visit the Dallas Stars, starting at 9:30 PM ET. The series is tied 1-1. The oddsmakers have made the Flames solid favorites at -154 on the moneyline, despite being away from home, and the Stars are at +128. Find more below on the Flames vs. Stars betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Flames vs. Stars Spread and Betting Line

Flames vs Stars Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Flames -154 Stars +128

Flames vs. Stars Game Info

  • Game Day: Saturday, May 7, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Arena: American Airlines Center

Computer Predictions for Flames vs. Stars

Computer picks for Flames vs Stars
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Stars (+1.5) Over (5.5) Flames 4 Stars 3

Flames vs. Stars Betting Trends

  • Calgary has won 44 of its 69 games as a favorite this season.
  • The Flames have won 33 of the 46 games they have played with moneyline odds shorter than -154.
  • The moneyline odds say Calgary has a 60.6% chance of winning this game.

Calgary Flames Leaders

  • Johnny Gaudreau is currently one of Calgary’s leading contributors (115 total points), having amassed 40 goals and 75 assists.
  • Matthew Tkachuk has 42 goals and 62 assists to total 104 points (1.3 per game).
  • Elias Lindholm’s 82 points this season have come via 42 goals and 40 assists.
  • Jacob Markstrom has a record of 37-15-9. He has conceded 137 goals (2.2 goals against average) and racked up 1617 saves with a .922 save percentage (11th in the league).

Calgary Flames Season Stats

  • The Flames offense’s 291 total goals (3.6 per game) are ranked sixth in the league this year.
  • The Flames have allowed the third-fewest goals in league action this season, 206 (2.5 per game).
  • The squad has the league’s second-best goal differential at +85 this season.
  • The Flames’ 54 power-play goals this season are 10th-best in the NHL (on 237 power-play chances).
  • The Flames’ offense is 10th the league with a 22.8% power-play conversion rate.
  • The Flames’ seven shorthanded goals this season rank 12th.
  • The Flames’ 83.2% penalty-kill success rate is currently sixth-best in the league.
  • The Flames’ players win 51.1% of their faceoffs to rank 11th in the league.
  • The Flames have a 10% shooting percentage as a squad, ranking 12th in the NHL.
  • The Flames’ players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 22.4 hits and 11.7 blocked shots per game.

Stars vs. Flames Betting Trends

  • The Stars have been an underdog in 34 games this season, with 15 upset wins (44.1%).
  • Dallas is 5-11 when it is the underdog by +128 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline in this outing implies a 43.9% chance for the Stars to win.

Dallas Stars Leaders

  • Dallas’ Joe Pavelski has recorded 53 assists and 27 goals in 82 games, good for 80 points.
  • Dallas’ Jason Robertson has racked up 79 total points (1.1 per game), with 41 goals and 38 assists.
  • Roope Hintz has scored 37 goals and contributed 35 assists for Dallas, giving him a point total of 72.
  • Jake Oettinger has a .914 save percentage (24th in the league), with 1217 total saves, while allowing 114 goals (2.5 goals against average). He has compiled a 30-15-1 record between the posts for Dallas this season.

Dallas Stars Season Stats

  • The Stars have scored 233 goals this season (2.8 per game) to rank 21st in the league.
  • The Stars’ 244 total goals given up (3.0 per game) rank 14th in the league.
  • Their 20th-ranked goal differential is -11.
  • The Stars have scored 54 power-play goals this season, which are 10th-best in the NHL (on 240 power-play chances).
  • The Stars have the NHL’s 11th-ranked power-play conversion rate of 22.5%.
  • The Stars have recorded seven shorthanded goals.
  • The Stars’ 19th-ranked penalty kill rate is 79%.
  • The Stars have the second-best faceoff win percentage in the NHL (54.8%).
  • The 9.4% shooting percentage the Stars have amassed ranks 19th in the league.
  • The Stars have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 22.6 hits and 14.3 blocked shots per game.

Flames and Stars Injury Report

Flames: Sean Monahan: Out For Season (Hip), Tyler Parsons: Out For Season (Undisclosed)

Stars: Braden Holtby: Out (Lower Body), Vladislav Namestnikov: Out (Lower-body)

Betting Tips for Flames vs. Stars

After looking at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup, our best bet is Flames on the moneyline at -154 and Stars (+1.5) against the spread. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 5.5 goals.

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