Calgary Flames vs. Arizona Coyotes - 11/16/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (5-9-0) at Calgary Flames (5-10-1)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -147 / Arizona Coyotes +118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Coyotes and Calgary Flames meet Wednesday night in a NHL matchup at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Arizona Coyotes look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 11.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Radim Vrbata leads Arizona with six goals, Jordan Martinook has three assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Louis Domingue has given up 34 goals on 335 shots faced and Justin Peters has allowed seven goals on 70 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed at least two goals in all 14 games this season.
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The Calgary Flames look for another big victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Flames are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 9.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Frolik leads Calgary with five goals, Johnny Gaudreau has six assists and Troy Brouwer has 25 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 73 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 37 goals on 314 shots faced and Chad Johnson has allowed 15 goals on 140 shots. The Calgary Flames have lost eight straight games when allowing more than two goals.
The Coyotes are 3-9 in their last 12 vs. Western Conference and 17-45 in their last 62 road games. The Flames are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Coyotes are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Calgary and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
It's been a while since the Flames have won back-to-back games and they haven't had much success on the end of back to backs recently either. However, the Coyotes have had their struggles of their own, especially on the road dating back to last season. The price may be a little too steep for my taste given the two teams, but this is a more than winnable game for the Calgary Flames at home.