Calgary Flames vs. Washington Capitals - 10/30/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (3-2-1) at Calgary Flames (4-4-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames +115 / Washington Capitals -143 --- Over/Under: 58 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Capitals and Calgary Flames meet Sunday night in a NHL matchup at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Washington Capitals look for another strong road victory after a 4-2-1 start to the season. The Capitals are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 10.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with four goals, Nicklas Backstrom has four assists and John Carlson has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 72.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 12 goals on 134 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has allowed two goals on 43 shots. The Washington Capitals have allowed a combined 10 goals in their last three games.
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The Calgary Flames look to build on their solid three-game winning streak by getting a statement win at home. The Flames are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 11.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Frolik leads Calgary with four goals, Troy Brouwer has three assists and Sean Monahan has 19 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 73.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 19 goals on 177 shots faced and Chad Johnson has allowed nine goals on 91 shots. The Calgary Flames have outscored opponents by a score of 12-5 during their three-game winning streak.
The Capitals are 44-15 in their last 59 vs. a team with a losing record and 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Pacific. The Flames are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan and 2-7 in their last 9 Sunday games. The Capitals are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Calgary and 11-5-2 in the last 18 meetings overall.
We all know the Capitals are the better team in this matchup, but we're getting plus money with a home team that's won three straight. Washington is also coming off a late game Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks. You have to love the value you're getting with the Flames on their home ice.