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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Calgary Flames - 12/4/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Calgary Flames (16-9-2) at Columbus Blue Jackets (15-9-2)
Date & Time Tuesday December 4, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -137 / Calgary Flames +106 --- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
RSNW, FSOH
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NHL | Calgary Flames (16-9-2) at Columbus Blue Jackets (15-9-2)
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The Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Nationwide Arena.

The Calgary Flames look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Monahan leads Calgary with 15 goals, Mark Giordano has 21 assists and Johnny Gaudreau has 78 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 76.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 46 goals on 405 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed 26 goals on 343 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 11 games.

The Columbus Blue Jackets look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Columbus with 16 goals, Artemi Panarin has 20 assists and Pierre-Luc Dubois has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 48 goals on 542 shots faced and Joonas Korpisalo has allowed 31 goals on 271 shots. The Columbus Blue Jackets have allowed three or less goals in six of their last nine games.

The Flames are 9-1 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Blue Jackets are 8-2 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest, 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 Tuesday games. The Flames are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 9-3-3 in Blue Jackets last 15 overall. The under is 13-3 in Flames last 16 road games.

Both teams are playing solid hockey at the moment led by effective defenses, but it's the Columbus Blue Jackets who have had the edge over the Calgary Flames recently, which includes outscoring them 10-2 in the last three meetings. The Flames have been held to one or less goals in four of the last five meetings against the Blue Jackets. I'll take the Blue Jackets and the reasonable price on their home ice.

Pick:
Columbus Blue Jackets -137

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