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St. Louis Blues vs. Calgary Flames - 10/11/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Calgary Flames (2-1-0) at St. Louis Blues (0-1-1)
Date & Time Thursday October 11, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Blues -140 / Calgary Flames +120 --- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
FS-Midwest, FSN-Flames
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The Calgary Flames battle the St. Louis Blues at the Enterprise Center in a Thursday NHL matchup.

The Calgary Flames are gunning for a three game winning streak following a 3-0 road win at Nashville. Nashville ran in to a hot goalie as they recorded 43 shots while Pekka Rinne absorbed the loss with three goals scoring on 27 shots.

The Flames saw Sean Monahan score with the man advantage in the second and just 33 seconds in to the third while Elias Lindholm tallied in the first on the power play. Johnny Gaudreau assisted on each goal to support the 43 save performance of Mike Smith who improved to 2-1 for Calgary.

The St. Louis Blues have struggled mightily at the defensive end of the ice in dropping consecutive games to begin the year. St. Louis dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to Chicago on Saturday where the team coughed up a 2-0 lead in the first.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for the Blues with Colton Parayko and Chris Butler joining the scoring column. Ryan O’Reilly had three assists and Jake Allen gave up all five goals for St. Louis.

The explosive offense of the Blackhawks saw Jonathan Toews score three times including the overtime winner while Patrick Kane and Marcus Kruger also lit the lamp. Nick Schmaltz and Alex Debrincat logged two assists each for Chicago with Cam Ward recording 26 stops to get the win.

Under is 4-0 in Flames last 4 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and under is 6-1 in Flames last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and Flames are 1-6 in their last 7 road games. Under is 5-0-2 in Blues last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and Blues are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and Blues are 1-7 in their last 8 overall. Flames are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in St. Louis and Flames are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and under is 4-1-4 in the last 9 meetings in St. Louis. 

I initially thought under here but St. Louis has struggled defensively which has me looking at Calcary…

Calgary +120 // will update

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