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New Jersey Devils vs. Calgary Flames - 2/3/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Calgary Flames (26-24-3) at New Jersey Devils (21-21-9)
Date & Time Friday February 3, 2017, 7:30 PM (EST)
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The Line
The Line: New Jersey Devils -115 / Calgary Flames +104 --- Over/Under: 5
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NHL hockey comes to the Prudential Center when the Calgary Flames visit the New Jersey Devils.

The Calgary Flames have reached the point in the season where every point is worth it’s weight in gold and the team picked up two in a 5-1 victory against the red hot Minnesota Wild on Wednesday on home ice. Sean Monahan led the Calgary attack with a pair of tallies with Deryk Engelland, Michael Ferland and Alex Chiasson also finding the back of the net. Brian Elliott was at the top of his game between the pipes with a 28 save effort to lift the Flames to consecutive victories. The Minnesota Wild cooled off for the night and saw their three game winning streak end with Jason Zucker providing the lone goal while Devan Dubnyk recorded 31 saves in the defeat.

The New Jersey Devils know they have their work cut out for them is they expect to snag the final playoff spot in the tough Eastern Conference. The Devils took a step in the right direction with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday as they built a pair of two goal leads and held off a third period rally by the Red Wings. The Detroit attack saw Henrik Zetterburg score in the second with Nick Jensen and Tomas Tater scoring in the third with Jared Coreau stopping 20 shots. The Devils attack featured two goals from Kyle Palmieri with Adam Henrique and Stefan Noese also scoring while Cory Schneider made 27 stops for the win. 

The Flames are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Metropolitan and the under is 6-1 in Flames last 7 vs. Metropolitan while the Flames are 1-5 in their last 6 road games. The Devils are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and the Devils are 0-7 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record while the Devils are 0-6 in their last 6 home games. The under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in New Jersey and the Flames are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings while the home team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. 

The trends say the under and Calgary but it’s not easy picking between unpredictable teams…

Pick:
Calgary +1

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