St. Louis Blues vs. Calgary Flames - 10/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (2-4-1) at St. Louis Blues (4-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -194 / Calgary Flames +174 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues square off Tuesday night in NHL action at the Scottrade Center.
The Calgary Flames look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season to dig themselves out of a 2-4-1 hole. The Flames are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on four percent of their power play opportunities. Troy Brouwer leads Calgary with three goals, Mark Giordano has four assists and Johnny Gaudreau has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 4.3 goals per game and are killing 74.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Chad Johnson has given up nine goals on 91 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 16 goals on 120 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or more goals in 12 of their last 17 games.
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The St. Louis Blues look to remain undefeated on their home ice and build on their solid 4-1-1 record. The Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 26.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with four goals, Paul Stastny has four assists and David Perron has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 95 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 12 goals on 115 shots faced and Carter Hutton has allowed two goals on 35 shots. The St. Louis Blues have scored three or more goals in eight of their last nine regular season home games.
The Flames are 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 16-35 in their last 51 road games. The Blues are 36-17 in their last 53 games playing on 2 days rest and 12-3 in their last 15 Tuesday games. The Flames are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis and 1-7 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Blues have been solid on their home ice to start the season and have a recent history of lighting things up on the offensive end. The Flames are on the end of a back-to-back and are allowing goals left and right to start the season. The over is also 3-0-1 in the last four games between the Flames and Blues. So, instead of playing with heavy juice, I'm going to side with the over in this NHL matchup.