Flames vs. Predators - 1/27/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (22-18-8) at Calgary Flames (21-23-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -110 / Nashville Predators -110 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, SNO
The Nashville Predators and Calgary Flames meet Wednesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Nashville Predators look to keep rolling after winning four of their last five games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 17 goals, Roman Josi has 24 assists and Filip Forsberg has 143 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 100 goals on 1,047 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 18 goals on 200 shots. Rinne has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Calgary Flames could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 13.9 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 20 goals, Mark Giordano has 20 assists and Sean Monahan has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.7 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 84 goals on 929 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 41 goals on 348 shots. Ramo has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Predators are 16-35 in their last 51 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-11 in their last 15 vs. Western Conference. The Flames are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record and 13-4 in their last 17 home games. The Predators are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Calgary and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Predators are playing better hockey than the Flames right now, but it's Calgary who has been lights out at home and is catching Nashville on the end of a back to back. Give me the home team here.