Calgary Flames at Vegas Golden Knights
|Date & Time||Wednesday March 6, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Calgary Flames +120 / Vegas Golden Knights -143 -- Over/Under: 6
The Calgary Flames and Vegas Golden Knights meet Wednesday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Calgary Flames look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 30 goals, Mark Giordano has 54 assists and Sean Monahan has 188 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 90 goals on 988 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed 94 goals on 894 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed two or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 21 goals, Alex Tuch has 27 assists and Shea Theodore has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 140 goals on 1,567 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 31 goals on 333 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Flames are 4-0 in their last 4 road games, 27-8 in their last 35 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Golden Knights are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite, 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 18-7-2 in Flames last 27 overall. The under is 5-2 in Golden Knights last 7 overall.
The Calgary Flames are coming off two games in which they got tagged defensively, and they're now running into a hot Vegas team that seems to be putting things together during this four-game winning streak, which includes six straight periods without allowing a single goal. It seems like Marc-Andre Fleury has found his groove again and that's good news for a Vegas team that follows his lead. The home team has won five of the six meetings between Calgary and Vegas. I'll ride the hot hand and back the home team for the cheap price.