Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames - 12/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (13-14-2) at Nashville Predators (15-10-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -200 / Calgary Flames +150 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators square off Tuesday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Calgary Flames look to build on their soldi five-game winning streak. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 11.6 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 12 goals, Sean Monahan has 13 assists and Michael Frolik has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 70.9 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 53 goals on 534 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 35 goals on 254 shots. Ramo has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Nashville Predators could use a nice home victory after losing six of their last nine 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 12 goals, Roman Josi has 15 assists and Shea Weber has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 61 goals on 656 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 11 goals on 118 shots. Rinne has allowed seven goals in his last three games. Colin Wilson and Mike Fisher are questionable.
The Flames are 7-21 in their last 28 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. The Predators are 43-20 in their last 63 home games and 16-6 in their last 22 games playing on 2 days rest. The Flames are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Nashville and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The value is all over the Calgary Flames and the plus money, as they've won five straight games and have beaten the Predators in four of the last five contests. Add in Nashville's recent struggles, and I'll take a chance with the hotter team to make 1.5 times my money.