Flames vs. Jets - 3/16/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (29-35-5) at Calgary Flames (28-35-5)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames / Winnipeg Jets --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames square off Wednesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Winnipeg Jets could use a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power plays. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 23 goals, Blake Wheeler has 43 assists and Drew Stafford has 162 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their power play chances. Michael Hutchinson has allowed 66 goals on 696 shots faced and Connor Hellebuyck has given up 56 goals on 683 shots. Hellebuyck has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Calgary Flames also need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 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 28 assists and Mark Giordano has 176 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. Hiller has allowed 14 goals in his last three games.
The Jets are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Flames are 5-12 in their last 17 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record. The Jets are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Calgary.
Neither of these teams are in good form, as they have the same brutal record in the last 14 games. However, the Jets don't have much recent success playing in Calgary. So, in a battle between two struggling clubs, you have to give the slight edge to the home team.