Detroit Red Wings vs. Calgary Flames - 11/15/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (10-7-0) at Detroit Red Wings (8-8-2)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings / Calgary Flames --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDE+, TSN
The Calgary Flames and Detroit Red Wings meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Calgary Flames look to remain hot after winning five of their last six games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Monahan leads Calgary with eight goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 17 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 74.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 40 goals on 506 shots faced and Eddie Lack has allowed seven goals on 49 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or more goals in six of their last 10 games. Mike Smith is questionable with a lower-body injury.
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The Detroit Red Wings look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with eight goals, Dylan Larkin has 13 assists and Mike Green has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 29 goals on 417 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has allowed 17 goals on 190 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed two or less goals in five of their last 10 games.
The Flames are 1-5 in their last 6 Wednesday games, 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 home games, 9-3 in their last 12 vs. Western Conference and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The Flames are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings, the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 2-0-2 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 8-2 in Red Wings last 10 overall and the over is 4-0 in Flames last 4 overall.
The Flames are in far better form than the Red Wings right now, but Detroit has improved on the defensive end as of late, which is a positive sign and should lead to victories sooner than later. Calgary has given up a lot of goals recently, and I'm not sure that's going to translate to a lot of wins during this six-game road trip. So, I'll side with the Red Wings in this spot to kind of get back on track.