Flames vs. Coyotes - 3/11/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (28-32-7) at Calgary Flames (28-34-5)
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -150 / Arizona Coyotes +125 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, RSNW
The Arizona Coyotes and Calgary Flames square off Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Arizona Coyotes could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.5 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 24 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 30 assists and Anthony Duclair has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their power play chances. Louis Domingue has allowed 88 goals on 992 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 47 goals on 443 shots. Domingue has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Calgary Flames also could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.7 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 26 goals, Sean Monahan has 27 assists and Mark Giordano has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 94 goals on 1,034 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 73 goals on 625 shots. Ramo has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Coyotes are 22-47 in their last 69 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7 in their last 9 vs. a team with a losing record. The Flames are 7-15 in their last 22 Friday games and 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Coyotes are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Calgary.
Two struggling teams here, so I have to give the edge to the home team. After all, Arizona has just one win in its last nine trips to Calgary. I'll take my chances.