Flames vs. Red Wings - 1/7/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (21-10-9) at Calgary Flames (21-16-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -115 / Detroit Red Wings -105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames play Wednesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Detroit Red Wings have won four of their last six games and are climbing up the Atlantic. The Red Wings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have four power play goals in their last four games and have won seven straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 16 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 25 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Petr Mrazek has allowed 16 goals on 193 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 64 goals on 809 shots.
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The Calgary Flames have won four of their last five games and play for the first time since Friday. The Flames are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Calgary Flames have one power play goal in their last four games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Jiri Hudler and Johnny Gaudreau have combined for 26 goals, Mark Giordano has 25 assists and Sean Monahan has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flames are allowing 2.6 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Jonas Hiller has allowed 60 goals on 720 shots faced and Karri Ramo has given up 38 goals on 393 shots.
The Red Wings are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Pacific and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Flames are 3-10 in their last 13 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 13-5-3 in the last 21 meetings in Calgary.
The Calgary Flames have had tons of rest, are at home and are catching the Red Wings on the end of a back-to-back. The Flames have to be the pick here.