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Avalanche vs. Flames - 1/2/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Calgary Flames (17-18-2) at Colorado Avalanche (18-17-3)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Pepsi Center)

The Line: Colorado Avalanche -118 / Calgary Flames +107 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche play Saturday at the Pepsi Center.

The Calgary Flames look for a big road win after splitting their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 12.2 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 17 goals, Sean Monahan has 14 assists and Mark Giordano has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 73.9 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 69 goals on 743 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 35 goals on 254 shots. Ramo has allowed seven goals in his last three games.

Avalanche vs. Flames - 1/2/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Colorado Avalanche look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power plays. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with 17 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 20 assists and Jarome Iginla has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their power play chances. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 63 goals on 734 shots faced and Reto Berra has given up 29 goals on 374 shots. Varlamov has allowed 12 goals in his last three games.

The Flames are 7-20 in their last 27 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss of 3 or more goals. The Avalanche are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 9-4 in their last 13 Saturday games. The Flames are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado.

The Flames are trash on the road, losing 20 of their last 27 games. The Avalanche are in better form right now and have beaten up on the West. I'll take the home team. 

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Colorado Avalanche -118

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