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Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames - 12/18/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Calgary Flames (22-10-2) at Dallas Stars (16-14-3)
Date & Time Tuesday December 18, 2018, 8:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Dallas Stars -114 / Calgary Flames -105 --- Over/Under: 6
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The surging Calgary Flames visit the Dallas Stars in Tuesday NHL action.

The Calgary Flames continue to rack up the wins with victories in eight of nine after blasting St. Louis 7-2 on Sunday. Oskar Sundqvist and Tyler Bozak scored in the second for the Blues. Vince Dunn assisted on both goals and Jake Allen received the loss for St. Louis with four goals allowed on 16 shots before Jordan Binninham stopped 10-12 shots in relief.

Johnny Gaudreau and Alan Quine led the Calgary offensive explosion with two goals each with Matthew Tkachuk, Elias Lindholm and Mark Giordano also lighting the lamp. Lindholm completed a three point nigh with a pair of helpers and David Rittich recorded 26 stops to get the win for the Flames.

The Dallas Stars have followed a three game winning streak with a four game skid after a 6-4 defeat at Colorado on Saturday. Tyler Seguin paced the Stars with a pair of goals with Esa Lindell and Jamie Benn lighting the lamp as well. Alexander Radulov logged two helper for Dallas who saw Anton Khudobin stop 17-20 shots in relief with Ben Bishop Bishop absorbing the loss with two goals allowed on 16 shots.

Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog each lit the lamp twice for Colorado with Matt Calvert and Nathan MacKinnon also reaching the scoring column.

MacKinnon also posted three assists and Rantanen assisted twice to lift Colorado and the 38 saves of Semyon Varlamov to the win.

Under is 5-0 in Flames last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and Flames are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record and Flames are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game. Stars are 0-4 in their last 4 overall and Stars are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and Stars are 4-0 in their last 4 home games. Flames are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and over is 16-7-3 in the last 26 meetings. 

Dallas has enjoyed the bulk of the success against Calgary but at this price I’ll give the hot Flames a look…

Calgary -105 // will update

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