Detroit Red Wings vs. Calgary Flames - 12/20/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (15-15-2) at Detroit Red Wings (16-9-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -165 / Calgary Flames +145 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, TSN
The Calgary Flames and Detroit Red Wings square off Sunday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Calgary Flames look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 10.8 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 12 goals, Sean Monahan has 13 assists and Michael Frolik has 74 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 72.6 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 55 goals on 592 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 35 goals on 254 shots. Ramo has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Detroit Red Wings look for a nice victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power plays. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 11 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 19 assists and Dylan Larkin has 89 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 41 goals on 544 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 35 goals on 446 shots. Mrazek has allowed eight goals in his last three games. Jonathan Ericsson and Henrik Zetterberg are questionable.
The Flames are 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games and 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Red Wings are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Neither team is scoring a ton of goals lately and the goaltenders have stepped up. The under has also hit in seven of the last 10 games between these two teams. I'll take the under in order to avoid the big chalk.