Buffalo Sabres vs. Calgary Flames - 11/21/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (7-11-1) at Buffalo Sabres (6-8-4)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres -120 / Calgary Flames +109 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, MSGB
The Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres meet Monday night in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.
The Calgary Flames look for another big victory after winning three of their last four 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 allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 11 games.
USA TODAY Sports
The Buffalo Sabres could also use a big victory after losing seven of their last nine games. The Sabres are averaging 1.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Matt Moulson leads Buffalo with six goals, Kyle Okposo has five assists and Ryan O'Reilly has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 33 goals on 405 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has allowed nine goals on 185 shots. The Buffalo Sabres have allowed a combined 13 goals in their last four games.
The Flames are 3-9 in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-7 in their last 10 Monday games. The Sabres are 22-48 in their last 70 home games and 29-62 in their last 91 vs. Western Conference. The Flames are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Buffalo and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Sabres continue to stink up the joint on both ends of the ice and don't win back-to-back games often. The Flames are enjoying a nice little winning stretch and have had success against the Sabres along with the rest of the league. So, even with Calgary playing Sunday, I'm going to side with the team in better form and the plus money.