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Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames - 10/24/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Calgary Flames (4-4-0) at Nashville Predators (4-3-1)
Date & Time Tuesday October 24, 2017, 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Nashville Predators -140 / Calgary Flames +127 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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Tuesday night NHL comes to Bridgestone Arena when the Nashville Predators host the Calgary Flames.

The Calgary Flames look for a spark on the road when the team travels to the Nashville Predators Tuesday. Calgary has been struggling over  the past week or so with losses in three  of four following a 4-2 defeat to the visiting Minnesota Wild. 

Minnesota opened the scoring at 4:49 of the second on a power play tally off the stick of Chris Stewart but Sean Monahan evened the score for Calgary with just 28 seconds remaining in the period. The Flames took the lead 43 seconds in to the third but Minnesota took over from there with three straight goals.

Ryan Suter and Jared Spurgeon lit the lamp to give the Wild a 3-2 lead before Daniel Winnik hit the empty net to seal the win. Alex Stalock recorded 35 saves to lift Minnesota while Mike Smith allowed three goals on 31 shots to get the loss for the Flames.

The Nashville Predators look to begin another winning streak when the Calgary Flames take the ice Tuesday night. Nashville had won four of five before stalling at the offensive end in a 4-2 loss at the New York Rangers  on Saturday.

New York jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first period with Jesper Fast opening the scoring with Chris Kreider scoring with the man advantage with 26 ticks remaining in the first. The Predators got on the board 1:44 in to the second  on a Mattias Ekholm tally before Kevin Hayes added to the Rangers lead at 12:46.

Filip Forsberg cut the Preds deficit to 3-2 at 15:30 but the offense could not build on the momentum with Jimmy Vessey securing the win for the NYR with an empty netter with 39 seconds left. Juuse Saros absorbed the loss for Nashville with eleven stops with Henrik Lundqvist making 23 saves for New York. 

Over is 2-0-2 in Flames last 4 vs. Central and over is 3-0-1 in Flames last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and Flames are 9-1 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest. Predators are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games. 
Under is 5-1 in Predators last 6 Tuesday games and Predators are 1-4 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. Flames are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville and road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and over is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings. 

Calgary has fared well versus Nashville but are not playing well so I’m debating this while waiting for goalie confirmation…

over 5.5 // UPDATE: if I were to bet this I would take Nashville or nothing

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