Detroit Red Wings vs. Calgary Flames - 11/20/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (7-11-1) at Detroit Red Wings (8-9-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -145 / Calgary Flames +131 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, TSN
The Calgary Flames and Detroit Red Wings meet Sunday night in NHL action at the Joe Louis Arena on TSN.
The Calgary Flames could use a feel good road victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Flames are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on nine percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Frolik leads Calgary with six goals, Johnny Gaudreau has six assists and Sean Monahan has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 73.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 37 goals on 314 shots faced and Chad Johnson has allowed 19 goals on 212 shots. The Calgary Flames have lost nine straight games when allowing three or more goals.
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The Detroit Red Wings could also use a bounce back victory after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Red Wings are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with five goals, Thomas Vanek has four assists and Darren Helm has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 31 goals on 314 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has allowed 14 goals on 256 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have lost five straight games when allowing three or more goals.
The Flames are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 18-37 in their last 55 road games. The Red Wings are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Flames are 6-13 in the last 19 meetings in Detroit and the over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Detroit.
Two struggling teams that haven't had much success the last couple of weeks, so good luck getting a good feel for either side and picking a winner here. However, I do have more confidence in the Red Wings at home than I do the Flames on the road. So, in a game that could go either way, I'll side with the Red Wings and the reasonable price.