Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames - 10/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (2-1-1) at Vegas Golden Knights (2-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -141 / Calgary Flames +125 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Calgary Flames and Vegas Golden Knights meet Saturday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Calgary Flames look for a statement road victory to build on their 2-1-1 start to the NHL season. The Calgary Flames are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with two goals, Matthew Tkachuk has three assists and Sean Monahan has 19 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 10 goals on 141 shots faced. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for their second home victory to build on their 2-2-0 record. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Reilly Smith leads Vegas with three goals, Mark Stone has four assists and Max Pacioretty has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 93.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up eight goals on 107 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed two goals on 14 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed four or more goals in five of their last eight games.
The Flames are 68-32 in their last 100 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-12 in their last 16 vs. Western Conference and 2-6 in their last 8 games as an underdog. The Golden Knights are 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The under is 10-4 in Flames last 14 road games. The under is 8-2 in Golden Knights last 10 home games. The Flames are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Vegas. The home team is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings.
The home team has won each of the last seven meetings between the Calgary Flames and Vegas Golden Knights. I also usually don't bet against Vegas at home, as it's been one of the more consistent home teams in the league since joining the NHL a couple years back, and they've actually won 10 of their last 15 home games when favored. The Calgary Flames have lost five of their last six games as a road underdog. I'll stick to the trends in this one and back the Vegas Knights on their home ice.