Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars - 8/16/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (39-28-8) at Calgary Flames (41-29-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Calgary Flames -101 / Dallas Stars -109 --- Over/Under: 5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames meet Sunday in game four of the NHL West First Round at the Rogers Place.
The Dallas Stars look for a win here to even up the series at 2-2. The Dallas Stars are averaging 1.83 goals per game and are scoring on 10.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with two goals, Miro Heiskanen has five assists and John Klingberg has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.17 goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up eight goals on 58 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 10 goals on 111 shots.
The Calgary Flames have a chance at a victory to take a solid 3-1 series lead. The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.57 goals per game and are scoring on 29.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Dillon Dube leads Calgary with four goals, Sean Monahan has four assists and Mikael Backlund has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 1.86 goals per game and are killing 88.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 13 goals on 207 shots faced.
The Stars are 15-38 in their last 53 Sunday games, 1-5 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 2-10 in their last 12 overall. The Flames are 12-5 in their last 17 games as an underdog, 23-10 in their last 33 Sunday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Stars last 5 overall. The under is 7-3-1 in Flames last 11 overall. The Stars are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Calgary. The underdog is 17-5 in the last 22 meetings.
The Dallas Stars have looked rough dating back to the end of the regular season, and they've had issues at both ends of the ice in the bubble. The Stars have no chance of moving forward if Khudobin and Bishop don't improve in net. The Calgary Flames are getting anything and everything they want on the offensive end, and they've been money in the underdog role. It's hard to find confidence in the Stars these days, even if they're capable of turning things around. I have the Flames taking full control of this series.