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Detroit Red Wings vs. Calgary Flames - 1/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Calgary Flames (24-12-4) at Detroit Red Wings (15-19-7)
Date & Time Wednesday January 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +122 / Calgary Flames -150 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Detroit
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NHL | Calgary Flames (24-12-4) at Detroit Red Wings (15-19-7)
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Tuesday NHL actions brings us the Calgary Flames visiting the Detroit Red Wings.

The Calgary Flames defeated San Jose 8-5 on Monday for wins in two of three. Joonas Donskoi scored twice for San Jose with Lukas Radil, Brent Burns and Joe Thornton also lighting the lamp. Evander Kane and Erik Karlsson added two helpers each and Aaron Dell was charged with eight goals on 27 shots to get the loss for the Sharks. 

The explosive Calgary offense saw Johnny Gaudreau, Mikael Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk score twice each with Elias Lindholm and James Neal also reaching the scoring column. 

Gaudreau and Tkachuk also had two assists while Sean Monahan added five helpers to lift the Flames and make a winner of David Rittich and his 28 stops.

The Detroit Red Wings are in the middle of a tailspin that has reached five losses in a row after a 4-3 SO defeat to visiting Florida on Monday. Detroit took a 3-0 lead in the first with Andreas Athanasiou, Gustav Nyquist and Thomas Vanek scoring while Jimmy Howard recorded 24 stops.

Florid received second period goals off the sticks of Jared McCann, Henrik Borgstrom and Jayce Hawryluk. Jonathan Huberdeau scored the only goal of the shootout while Roberto Luongo allowed three goals on eight shots before James Reimer stopped 12 shots in relief to pick up the win for the Panthers.

Under is 4-0 in Flames last 4 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and Flames are 7-1 in their last 8 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game and over is 5-1 in Flames last 6 Wednesday games. Over is 4-0 in Red Wings last 4 overall and Red Wings are 1-6 in their last 7 home games and over is 5-1 in Red Wings last 6 vs. a team with a winning record. Over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in Detroit and over is 3-0-2 in the last 5 meetings and home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. 

Detroit won’t lose forever so something small on the Flames to keep me interested…

Pick:
Calgary -150 // will update

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