Calgary Flames vs. Arizona Coyotes - 11/30/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (6-17-4) at Calgary Flames (13-10-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -205 / Arizona Coyotes +184 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Coyotes and Calgary Flames meet Thursday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 11 goals, Max Domi has 13 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 77 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Wedgewood has given up 21 goals on 212 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 29 goals on 338 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 12 games.
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The Calgary Flames could also use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Monahan leads Calgary with 14 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 23 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 54 goals on 685 shots faced and Eddie Lack has allowed 12 goals on 64 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 11 games.
The Coyotes are 18-57 in their last 75 road games, 19-45 in their last 64 Thursday games and 15-36 in their last 51 overall. The Flames are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Pacific. The Coyotes are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in Calgary, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Neither one of these teams have played consistent hockey, but the Coyotes have been on the losing side in 10 of their 14 road games this season. The Flames have had their struggles as well, especially on defense, but they have had consistent success at home as of late. In a matchup between two hot and cold teams that are hard to get a feel for, I'm going to give the edge to the home team. You simply can't back Arizona on the road even if the plus money is high.