Vegas Golden Knights at Calgary Flames
|Date & Time||Sunday March 10, 2019, 9:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights +110 / Calgary Flames -132 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Vegas Golden Knights and Calgary Flames meet Sunday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Vegas Golden Knights look to stay hot while building on their six-are winning streak. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 21 goals, Alex Tuch has 27 assists and Shea Theodore has 173 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 141 goals on 1,601 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 31 goals on 333 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Calgary Flames could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 30 goals, Mark Giordano has 48 assists and Sean Monahan has 191 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 92 goals on 1,036 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed 96 goals on 919 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed two or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Golden Knights are 20-3 in their last 23 Sunday games, 1-8 in their last 9 games as a road underdog and 2-10 in their last 12 games as an underdog. The Flames are 16-5 in their last 21 Sunday games, 16-7 in their last 23 games as a home favorite and 26-12 in their last 38 games as a favorite. The Golden Knights are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The under is 6-1-2 in Flames last 9 overall.
The Vegas Golden Knights have clearly found their groove and aren't a team I'm looking to step in front of right now. However, the Calgary Flames are too good to let this recent losing skid continue for much longer, and they're catching Vegas on he end of a back to back. The home team has won each of the last six meetings between Vegas and Calgary, and the Flames have been money in the favorite role. I give the Flames the advantage due to the rest and home ice.