Flames vs. Blue Jackets - 3/21/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (32-35-4) at Calgary Flames (39-27-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -150 / Columbus Blue Jackets +136 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, RSNW
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Calgary Flames play Saturday at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Columbus Blue Jackets look to stay hot after winning five of their last six. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.6 goals and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have three power play goals in their last four games and have won six straight when scoring at least three goals. Nick Foligno leads Columbus with 25 goals, Ryan Johansen has 37 assists and David Savard has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in nine of their last 10 games. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 111 goals on 1,296 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 78 goals on 897 shots.
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The Calgary Flames look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Flames are averaging 2.9 goals and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Calgary Flames have three power play goals in their last four games and have won seven of their last eight when scoring at least three goals. Sean Monahan leads Calgary with 28 goals, Jiri Hudler has 37 assists and Johnny Gaudreau has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flames are allowing 2.6 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Jonas Hiller has allowed 102 goals on 1,183 shots faced and Karri Ramo has given up 63 goals on 734 shots.
The Blue Jackets are 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flames are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Blue Jackets are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Calgary and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Blue Jackets haven't only been the better team this seasn, they're playing much better hockey as of late. I'll gladly take the plus money in this spot.