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Calgary Flames vs. St. Louis Blues - 12/20/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Blues (22-11-2) at Calgary Flames (17-14-3)
Date & Time Wednesday December 20, 2017, 9:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Calgary Flames -110 / St. Louis Blues +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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NHL action comes to the Scotiabank Saddledome where the Calgary Flames host the St. Louis Blues.

The St. Louis Blues are on the second leg of a long road trip and are hoping to  kick start an offense that has been shutout twice in four games. St. Louis has dropped three of four and has scored four times in this stretch. The Blues are coming off of a 4-0 defeat at the Winnipeg Jets where the offense managed just 24 shots while Jake Allen was charged with four goals on 46 shots.

The balanced Winnipeg attack featured  four different players scoring with Adam Lowry, Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele and Josh Morrissey each lighting the lamp. Andrew Copp added a pair of helpers and Connor Hellebuyck improved to 17-4-4 with a 24 save performance. 

The Calgary Flames will be aiming for consecutive victories as their offense snapped a three game skid with a one sided 6-1 win at the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. Markus Granlund scored a power play goal in the third for Vancouver who saw Jacob Markstrom allow four goals on 19 shots before Anders Nilsson came in and stopped 18-19. 

Calgary received a pair of goals from Mark Giordano with Michael Ferland, Sam Bennett, Mark Jankowski and Matthew Tkachuk joining the scoring spree. Bennett had three assists and Jankowski added a pair to make an easy winner of avid Rittich and his 16 saves.  

Under is 7-0 in Blues last 7 vs. Western Conference and under is 5-0 in Blues last 5 overall and under is 5-1 in Blues last 6 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Flames are 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games and Flames are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and Flames are 12-3 in their last 15 games playing on 2 days rest. Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Calgary and over is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings Blues are 13-6 in the last 19 meetings. 

Neither team has been at their best lately so this game isn’t a great betting opportunity but there might be some value on the Blues…

St. Louis +100 // will update

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