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The New Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The New Jersey Devils look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Calgary Flames look for a win after winning 16 of their last 20 games.
The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jesper Bratt leads New Jersey with 19 goals, Jack Hughes has 26 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 26 goals on 264 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 70 goals on 663 shots.
The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 23.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with 30 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 52 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 190 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 94 goals on 1,300 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has allowed 40 goals on 412 shots.
The Devils are 7-20 in their last 27 road games and 5-16 in their last 21 games playing on 0 days rest. The Flames are 14-2 in their last 16 home games and 19-7 in their last 26 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Devils last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Flames last 5 overall. The Devils are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Calgary and 3-14 in the last 17 meetings.
The New Jersey Devils can’t string wins together, don’t win in the underdog role, and they’re even worse on the end of back to backs. The Calgary Flames have been one of the better teams in the league over the last month or so, and they’ve done their best work on their home ice. The Flames should be licking their chops for this contest. Give me the Flames and the PL for max betting value.