Calgary Flames at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Calgary Flames travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Flames at +175 and the Flyers at -195.
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Calgary has a record of 10-8-0 this season and on the road they have a record of 4-3-0. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 53 goals and given up 58 goals for a point differential of -5. For the season they have an ATS record of 10-8-0 and an over/under record of 10-7-0. Philadelphia has a record of 8-8-3 including 4-3-2 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 52 goals and surrendered 51 for a goal differential of +1. Their record against the spread is 8-11-0 while their over/under record is 8-10-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 10-8-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 10-7-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 8-11-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 8-10-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
11/17/17 GO Mike Smith Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Philadelphia
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
11/16/17 C Nolan Patrick Upper Body is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Winnipeg
11/06/17 RW Colin McDonald Lower Body IR (10/03)
10/30/17 D Andrew MacDonald Lower Body IR (10/21)
10/15/17 GO Anthony Stolarz Knee IR (10/03)
Mike Smith has 9 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has 506 shots against him and he's given up 40 goals. He's made 466 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Johnny Gaudreau has accumulated 26 total points this season for the Flames. He has 8 goals this year with 52 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 18.9 minutes played per game. Sean Monahan averages 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 8 goals on 50 shots. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 16 points on the season.
Wayne Simmonds has scored 12 total points this year for the Flyers. He has 6 goals this season with 39 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 6 assists on the season and averages 18.1 minutes played per game. Brian Elliott has 6 wins and 5 losses this year in goal for the Flyers. He has 376 shots against him and he's surrendered 33 goals. He's made 343 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Claude Giroux averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 24% by scoring 9 goals on 37 shots. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 21 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have allowed 65 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 71% this year. That is 31st in the NHL. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.19% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 20th in the league. The Flames has 20 total points this season, ranking 14th in the NHL in offense. They are 20th in the league with 53 goals while they've given up 58 goals, which is 10th overall. They have had 63 power play opportunities and scored 11 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 20th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Flyers are 23rd with 52 goals scored while they are 25th in the NHL with 51 goals allowed this year. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.47%. They give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 12th place in the league. The Flyers have a total of 19 points this year, which is 24th in the NHL. They have 12 power play goals on 66 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That ranks their power play unit 18th. They've allowed 67 power play opportunities and have given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, which is 17th overall.
Calgary has a Corsi percentage of 51.5% as they've tried 1,110 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,045 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 4th in Corsi percentage. They are 14th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.3% as they have 825 shots while they've given up 815 attempts on defense. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.8% for the year. That puts them 16th and 16th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 533 face-off wins as opposed to 574 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.1%. That is 24th overall in the NHL. On defense Calgary has 306 hits and they've blocked 230 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 29th in the league.
The Flyers are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the season, which is 17th in the NHL. They have 612 face-off wins compared to 552 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.6%. That is 3rd in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 370 hits and they have blocked 280 shots from the opposition, which is 11th in the league. Philadelphia is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.1% as they've attempted 1,109 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,062 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.7% ranks 7th as they have 838 attempts while they have given up 782 shots on the defensive end.
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