Flames vs. Hurricanes - 2/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (23-20-8) at Calgary Flames (21-24-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -111 / Carolina Hurricanes +101 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, SNO
The Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames meet Wednesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Carolina Hurricanes look to stay red hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power plays. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with 18 goals, Justin Faulk has 19 assists and Victor Rask has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward has allowed 74 goals on 776 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 55 goals on 573 shots. Ward has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
USA TODAY Sports
The Calgary Flames could use a nice win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 13.5 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 20 goals, Mark Giordano has 20 assists and Sean Monahan has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.7 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 86 goals on 953 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 41 goals on 348 shots. Ramo has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Hurricanes are 18-38 in their last 56 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. The Flames are 13-5 in their last 18 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. The Hurricanes are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Calgary.
The Flames haven't looked good overall heading into the break, but they have caught fire at home. Also, the Hurricanes have lost their last six games in Calgary. In a toss up game, I'm siding with the home team that's won 13 of its last 18.