Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames - 8/13/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (40-28-7) at Dallas Stars (38-27-8)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Dallas Stars -108 / Calgary Flames -102 --- Over/Under: 5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars meet Thursday in game two of the NHL West First Round at the Rogers Place.
The Calgary Flames look for another victory to take a solid 2-0 series lead. The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.80 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Dillon Dube leads Calgary with three goals, Sean Monahan has four assists and Noah Hanifin has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 1.60 goals per game and are killing 89.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed eight goals on 136 shots faced.
The Dallas Stars need a bounce back win here to even up the series at 1-1. The Dallas Stars are averaging 1.50 goals per game and are scoring on 9.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with two goals, Miro Heiskanen has five assists and Jamie Benn has nine shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.25 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up four goals on 32 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed eight goals on 88 shots.
The Flames are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 12-4 in their last 16 Thursday games. The Stars are 7-3 in their last 10 Thursday games, 1-5 in their last 6 games as an underdog and 0-6 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 6-2-1 in Flames last 9 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Stars last 8 overall. The Flames are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings. The underdog is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.
The Calgary Flames were aggressive from the start, the more physical team and are playing good hockey overall right now. The defensive struggles continue for the Dallas Stars, and while they were better in the final two periods, it's hard to trust their goaltenders at the moment and they're a team that's lost nine of their last 10 games overall. The Dallas Stars aren't a team I'm trying to back right now.
I'll gladly take the Flames and the cheap price.