Calgary Flames at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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The Calgary Flames head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Flames at -105 and the Avalanche at -105.
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Calgary has a record of 12-8-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 6-3-1. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 62 goals and surrendered 64 goals for a point differential of -2. For the year they have an ATS mark of 12-9-0 and an over/under record of 11-9-0. Colorado has a record of 11-8-1 including 7-1-1 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 69 goals and have given up 65 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 11-9-0 while their over/under mark is 14-6-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 12-9-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 11-9-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 11-9-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 14-6-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
11/24/17 GO Semyon Varlamov Illness is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Minnesota
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
11/10/17 D Patrik Nemeth Undisclosed IR (11/08)
11/05/17 D Anton Lindholm Jaw IR (11/04)
Sean Monahan has scored 22 total points this year for the Flames. He has 12 goals this season with 63 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 18.3 minutes played per contest. Johnny Gaudreau averages 19 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by tallying 10 goals on 62 attempts. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the year. Mike Smith has 11 wins and 6 losses this season in goal for the Flames. He has 616 shots against him and he's surrendered 46 goals. He's made 570 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Mikko Rantanen has 19 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 6 goals this year with 44 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 13 assists on the year and averages 18.4 minutes played per contest. Nathan MacKinnon averages 19.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 7 goals on 53 attempts. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 25 points on the year. Semyon Varlamov has 7 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 401 shots against him and he's given up 39 goals. He's made 362 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have 25 total points this year, which is 11th in the NHL. They've scored 62 goals while giving up 64 scores, which has them ranked 19th and 16th respectively. They have had 74 power play chances and scored 16 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That is 11th in the league. The Flames have given up 73 power play opportunities and surrendered 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%, ranking them 31st when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.27% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche are 18th in the league with a total of 23 points this season. They have 16 power play goals on 85 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 19th in the NHL. They've given up 78 power play opportunities and surrendered 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 25th overall. As a team, the Avalanche are 7th with a total of 69 goals scored while they've given up 65 goals this season, ranking 13th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.54%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 24th overall in the NHL.
Calgary has a Corsi percentage of 51.2% as they've tried 1,292 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,231 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 9th in Corsi percentage. They are 14th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.8% as they have 953 shots while they've given up 962 attempts on defense. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the year. That puts them 16th and 16th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 625 face-off wins as opposed to 651 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49%. That is 21st overall in the NHL. On defense Calgary has 355 hits and they've blocked 269 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 31st in the league.
The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 47.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.1% for the year. That ranks them 25th and 7th respectively in the NHL. They have 547 face-off wins as opposed to 715 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.3%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 366 hits and they've blocked 290 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 25th in blocked shots. Colorado is ranked 28th in Corsi percentage with 46.6% as they've tried 1,062 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,217 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 30th in the NHL at 46.4%, as they have 802 shots while they've given up 927 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Avalanche NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Calgary -105
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary -105
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