Flames vs. Wild - 2/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (24-22-10) at Calgary Flames (25-27-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -110 / Minnesota Wild +100 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, SNO
The Minnesota Wild and Calgary Flames meet Wednesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Minnesota Wild could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power plays. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 18 goals, Thomas Vanek has 18 assists and Charlie Coyle has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk leads allowed 102 goals on 1,234 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up 30 goals on 368 shots. Dubnyk has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Calgary Flames look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 22 goals, Sean Monahan has 22 assists and Sam Bennett has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 73.4 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 94 goals on 1,034 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 53 goals on 479 shots. Hiller has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Wild are 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Flames are 15-7 in their last 22 home games and 2-7 in their last 9 vs. Western Conference. The Wild are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Wild are in such a nasty slump right now, I'm not sure how anybody can back them. We're talking about a team that's won just four games since January. The Flames at home have to be the pick here.