Season Record:13-8 +5.26 Units
Let’s take a look at some betting trends for this match-up. Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games and 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road. Calgary is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Carolina. However, Calgary is 2-5-2 SU in its last 9 games ,when playing on the road against Carolina. On the side Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games. However, Carolina is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games. Calgary has the third worst shots on goal in the league at 26.9 per game. But, Calgary gives up the second fewest power plays in the league at 2.8 per game.
Both teams have been on fire lately winning four out of the last five games. However, who can you trust more in this match-up? Carolina is giving up over three goals game. Calgary on the other hand is scoring over three goals a game. Calgary currently sits as a slight dog for this game. Which has served them well this season winning eight out of thirteen games while being an underdog. Also, Calgary has scored 22 goals in their last five games. In net for Calgary tonight, Jonas Hiller notched his only shutout in his first season with Calgary when he made 16 saves against Carolina last month. He’s 4-1-0 with a 1.58 goals-against average against the Hurricanes and enters this match-up playing well, going 7-1-1 with a 1.73 GAA since losing his first two starts with the Flames.In net for the Hurricanes tonight, Cam Ward has been in goal for the four wins with a 1.48 GAA. Ward is just 2-3-0 with a 4.06 GAA in six starts against Calgary after giving up all five goals in last month’s meeting.
When the odds are as close as they happen to be tonight I tend to lean towards the better team. I think Calgary is the better team right now and has Carolina’s number. Best of Luck!!!
Play:Calgary Flames @ 5dimes 2.00