Calgary Flames vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/4/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (8-11-7) at Calgary Flames (14-11-1)
NHL Hockey: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -155 / Philadelphia Flyers +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, RSNW
The Philadelphia Flyers and Calgary Flames meet Monday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Philadelphia Flyers are desperate for their first victory since November 9. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 14 goals, Jakub Voracek has 23 assists and Claude Giroux has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 55 goals on 575 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 20 goals on 236 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or more goals in nine straight games.
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The Calgary Flames look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Monahan leads Calgary with 14 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 24 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 59 goals on 740 shots faced and Eddie Lack has allowed 12 goals on 64 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed four or more goals in six of their last 10 games.
The Flyers are 17-35 in their last 52 road games, 0-7 in their last 7 Monday games and 5-16 in their last 21 overall. The Flames are 15-7 in their last 22 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Metropolitan. The Flyers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings, the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Calgary.
The Calgary Flames haven't been the most consistent team as of late and have struggled big time on the defensive end. However, the Flyers haven't won a single game in nearly a month and seem to find creative ways to lose each game. The Flyers also have a brutal record on the road that dates back towards the end of last season. Until the Flyers can finish a game and put up some victories, they remain fae material. Give me the Flyers on their home ice.