Arizona Coyotes vs. Calgary Flames - 12/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (16-12-4) at Arizona Coyotes (18-10-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes / Calgary Flames --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Calgary Flames and Arizona Coyotes meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.
The Calgary Flames look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with 14 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 17 assists and Sean Monahan has 74 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 85.6 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 65 goals on 760 shots faced and Cam Talbot has allowed 23 goals on 220 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Conor Garland leads Arizona with 12 goals, Nick Schmaltz has 17 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 42 goals on 649 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 28 goals on 380 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or less goals in six of their last seven games.
The Flames are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 in their last 7 road games. The Coyotes are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The under is 37-17-5 in Flames last 59 overall. The over is 4-1 in Coyotes last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Flames are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings. The favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Calgary Flames are playing good enough hockey over the last two weeks to consider in this spot, but despite the five-game winning streak, they're not winning on the road and they haven't handled playing on the end of back to backs well. The home team has won each of the last six meetings between the Flames and Coyotes, and the Arizona Coyotes are going to win a lot of games moving forward if the defense continues to hold up like it has. Give me the rested Coyotes on their home ice.