Calgary Flames vs. Washington Capitals - 10/20/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (3-1-0) at Calgary Flames (1-4-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames +108 / Washington Capitals -119 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Flames look to shake off their three games losing streak and send the Saddledome fans home happy as they host the Capitals on Tuesday.
The Washington Capitals head into Calgary on Tuesday night looking to push their winning streak to three games and catch a Flames team at the right moment as they're in a state of disarray after their latest loss at home to their arch rivals from Edmonton. The Caps were picked by many to be a Cup contender this season after adding TJ Oshie to a core of forwards that already has a ton of fire power and with the majority of their team back from a season ago and Braden Holtby looking to continue his breakout as the next big goaltending star in the league the Caps are in a position to make a serious push. They are in a division with other East powers like the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and New York Islanders but they have just as good a shot as any of them to win the division and getting off to a fast start will certainly help their cause.
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The Flames meanwhile have been one of the early season disappointments as they have gone from last year's Cinderella team to this year's flop candidate as expectations were through the roof in the preseason. Calgary has a bright future ahead with the talent they possess on the offensive end and they demonstrated that they can make an immediate impact but with such a young group they are vulnerable to disappointment and they need head coach Bob Hartley and captain Mark Giordano to step in right now and right the ship before things get out of hand. The Flames are always a tough out in Calgary and in this one we are getting them as an underdog but I just don't like the match up here for them as Washington is a very good team and can beat you in a number of different ways.