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Calgary Flames vs. Colorado Avalanche - 11/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames
Date & Time Tuesday November 19, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary, AB
The Line
CAL -140, O/U 6
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The Colorado Avalanche head to Calgary on Tuesday for a Western Conference matchup against the Flames.  In their last game, the Avalanche defeated the Vancouver Canucks by the score of 5-4 in overtime.  Colorado received goals from Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Nazem Kadri, Andre Burakovsky and 2 goals from Nathan MacKinnon including the game winner in overtime.  Antoine Bibeau struggled against the Canucks but still came away with the win in net as he made 28 saves on 32 of Vancouver’s shots.

With the win against Vancouver, Colorado is now 12-6-2 and is in 2nd place in the Central Division.  Nathan MacKinnon leads the team in points with 29 and in goals win 13.  MacKinnon is clearly Colorado’s most dangerous player and is someone that opposing teams must be aware of at all times. Cale Makar leads the Avalanche in assists with 17 on the season.  Goalie, Adam Werner is currently 1-1 on the season with a goals against average of 3.42, while Antoine Bibeau is 1-0-0 and has a goals against average of 3.27 on the year.  Colorado comes into Tuesday’s game with 5 players listed on their injury report as Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Matt Calvert, Pavel Francouz and Tyson Jost are listed as day to day while Nikita Zadorov is on injured reserve.  

The Calgary Flames welcome the Colorado Avalanche to town on Tuesday after losing their last game to the Vegas Golden Knights by the score of 6-0.  The Flames were never able to solve Knight’s goalie Marc-Andre Fleury who stopped all 34 of the Flames shots.  Flames goalie Cam Talbot was rocked in net as he allowed 6 goals on 37 Vegas shots.    

As of Saturday, the Flames are 10-10-3 and are currently in 4th place in the Pacific Division. The Flames offense is led in points and goals by Matthew Tkachuk who has tallied 20 points and 10 goals so far on the season.  Johnny Gaudreau leads the Flames in assists with 13 on the season, with 4 coming while on the power play.  Calgary goalie David Rittich is 9-5-3 on the year with 2 shutouts and a 2.71 goals against average.  Backup goalie Cam Talbot is 1-5-0 so far this season with a goals against average of 3.23.  The Flames come into Tuesday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as T.J. Brodie and Sam Bennett are listed as out while Travis Hamonic is listed as day to day.

Colorado has scored 3.65 goals per game this season while allowing 2.95.  Calgary has scored 2.52 goals per game on the year while allowing 3.04. In their last 5, Colorado is 4-1 while Calgary is 1-4.  In their first meeting of the season, the Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-3 in a game played in Colorado.  Although Colorado is on the road, I am going with them in this one.  The Avs have better numbers in goals for and goals against on the stat line and I believe they will play well against Calgary on the road.  Colorado wins 5-3 and on the over.

Pick:
COL +185, Over 6
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