Carolina Hurricanes vs. Calgary Flames - 10/29/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (6-5-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (7-3-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -135 / Calgary Flames +122 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Calgary Flames could use a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with seven goals, Matthew Tkachuk has six assists and Sean Monahan has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 88 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 29 goals on 317 shots faced and Cam Talbot has allowed eight goals on 87 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or less goals in five of their last eight games.
The Carolina Hurricanes also need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Erik Haula leads Carolina with seven goals, Teuvo Teravainen has seven assists and Dougie Hamilton has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed 16 goals on 175 shots and James Reimer has given up 12 goals on 147 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in four of their last six games.
The Flames are 40-16 in their last 56 vs. Eastern Conference, Flames are 4-10 in their last 14 games as an underdog and 2-5 in their last 7 games as a road underdog. The Hurricanes are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest, 9-3 in their last 12 games following a win and 25-9 in their last 34 home games. The under is 4-0 in Flames last 4 road games. The over is 7-3 in Hurricanes last 10 games playing on 2 days rest. The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Calgary Flames have won five of the last seven meetings against the Carolina Hurricanes, and they enter this contest playing better hockey overall. The Carolina Hurricanes have hit a bit of a rough patch over the last week or so with a defense that's fallen off just a tad, so while they've been money at home, there's going to be some value with the Flames on the road here, especially when you factor in the history. Give me the Flames for the upset victory.