Calgary Flames at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 12/12/2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The Calgary Flames travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Flames at +127 and the Wild at -140.
Calgary has a record of 16-12-2 this season and on the road they have a record of 8-4-2. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 88 goals and given up 94 goals for a point differential of -6. For the season they have an ATS record of 16-14-0 and an over/under record of 15-14-0. Minnesota has a record of 15-11-3 including 8-3-2 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 87 goals and surrendered 87 for a goal differential of 0. Their record against the spread is 15-14-0 while their over/under record is 16-11-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 16-14-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 15-14-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 15-14-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 16-11-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/09/17 RW Jaromir Jagr Lower Body is "?" Tuesday vs Minnesota
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
12/01/17 D Jared Spurgeon Groin is out indefinitely
10/24/17 LW Zach Parise Back IR (10/01)
Mike Smith has 13 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has 814 shots against him and he's given up 67 goals. He's made 747 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Sean Monahan has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Flames. He has 17 goals this year with 83 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 18.5 minutes played per game. Johnny Gaudreau averages 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 12 goals on 90 shots. He has 25 assists, giving him a total of 37 points on the season.
Jason Zucker has scored 25 total points this year for the Wild. He has 14 goals this season with 69 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 17.7 minutes played per game. Devan Dubnyk has 12 wins and 8 losses this year in goal for the Wild. He has 689 shots against him and he's surrendered 59 goals. He's made 630 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Eric Staal averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 12 goals on 91 shots. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have allowed 98 power play opportunities and have given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77% this year. That is 28th in the NHL. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.82% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 18th in the league. The Flames has 34 total points this season, ranking 14th in the NHL in offense. They are 16th in the league with 88 goals while they've given up 94 goals, which is 10th overall. They have had 103 power play opportunities and scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 15th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Wild are 18th with 87 goals scored while they are 19th in the NHL with 87 goals allowed this year. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.41%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 17th place in the league. The Wild have a total of 33 points this year, which is 18th in the NHL. They have 19 power play goals on 85 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks their power play unit 5th. They've allowed 110 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, which is 13th overall.
Calgary is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52%, as they've attempted 1,904 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,757 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.1% as they have 1,412 attempts while they have given up 1,352 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 12th in the league. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 52.4% of the time, which is 11th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the season. That is 18th overall in the NHL. They have 916 face-off wins compared to 928 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That ranks them 15th in the league. On defense Calgary has 507 hits and they have blocked 405 shots from the opposition, putting them 25th overall.
The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 47.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.3% for the year. That ranks them 27th and 7th respectively in the NHL. They have 865 face-off wins as opposed to 874 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 17th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 545 hits and they've blocked 460 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 6th in blocked shots. Minnesota is ranked 30th in Corsi percentage with 46.2% as they've tried 1,498 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,742 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 27th in the NHL at 47.4%, as they have 1,155 shots while they've given up 1,282 attempts on defense.
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