Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars - 11/10/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (4-6-3) at Calgary Flames (5-8-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -114 / Dallas Stars -109 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames meet Thursday night in a NHL matchup at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Dallas Stars are desperate for a victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Stars are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with seven goals, Patrick Eaves has five assists and Jason Spezza has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Antti Niemi has given up 25 goals on 231 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed 20 goals on 164 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed a combined 15 goals in their last three games.
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The Calgary Flames could also use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Flames are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 8.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Frolik leads Calgary with five goals, Troy Brouwer has three assists and Sean Monahan has 25 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 72.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 30 goals on 265 shots faced and Chad Johnson has allowed 15 goals on 140 shots. The Calgary Flames have lost eight of their nine games this season when allowing three or more goals.
The Stars are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 22-6 in their last 28 Thursday games. The Flames are 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The road team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 13-3-3 in the last 19 meetings overall.
Both of these teams need a victory in rder to stop the bleeding and that's where I usually like to side with the home team. However, I think the Stars are the better team here overall and they have to win a road game eventually. I'll take the Dallas Stars and the cheaper price based on the value.