Hurricanes vs. Flames - 1/24/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (21-21-3) at Carolina Hurricanes (21-20-8)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -121 / Calgary Flames +110 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, TSN
The Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes meet Sunday afternoon at the PNC Arena.
The Calgary Flames look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 20 goals, Mark Giordano has 19 assists and Sean Monahan has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 79 goals on 880 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 39 goals on 331 shots. Ramo has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Carolina Hurricanes look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power plays. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with 17 goals, Justin Faulk has 19 assists and Victor Rask has 97 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward has allowed 74 goals on 776 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 53 goals on 512 shots. Lack has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Flames are 7-20 in their last 27 road games and 8-2 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 6-1 in their last 7 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals. The Flames are 2-5-1 in the last 8 meetings in Carolina and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Carolina enters this game in far better form than Calgary right now, and the Flames have been brutal on the road all season long. I'll side with the home team and reasonable price.