Calgary Flames vs. St. Louis Blues - 1/28/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (30-12-8) at Calgary Flames (26-19-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames / St. Louis Blues --- Over/Under:
The St. Louis Blues and Calgary Flames meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The St. Louis Blues need a win after splitting their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 25.3 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 21 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 34 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 155 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 88 goals on 1,004 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 34 goals on 463 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or less goals in five of their last seven games.
The Calgary Flames look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with 20 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 25 assists and Sean Monahan has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 98 goals on 1,121 shots faced and Cam Talbot has allowed 38 goals on 486 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Blues are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 37-17 in their last 54 vs. Western Conference and 12-5 in their last 17 overall. The Flames are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Central and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The over is 5-1 in Blues last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 5-1 in Flames last 6 home games. The Blues are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 36-15 in the last 51 meetings. The under is 21-8 in the last 29 meetings in Calgary.
The St. Louis Blues have had recent issues on the road, and they're running into a hot team that's well rested. The Calgary Flames have been solid defensively during this winning stretch and should have a major advantage at home against a team that played last night. I'll take the Flames on their home ice.