Saturday, April 8, 2017
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The Calgary Flames head to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Flames at +125 and the Sharks at -145.
Calgary comes into this matchup having played 81 games. They have an overall record of 45-32-4 and on the road they have a record of 21-15-4. Currently they are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 225 goals and given up 218 goals for a point differential of +7. The Flames have an overall record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-36 and an over/under record of 34-36-11. San Jose shows up with a record of 45-29-7 including 25-11-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 218 goals and surrendered 200 for a goal differential of +18. The Sharks have a record of 3-7-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-36 while their over/under record sits at 22-36-23.
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Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 41-36 straight up
The Calgary Flames are 34-36-11 against the over/under
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 43-36 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 22-36-23 against the over/under
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
10/09/16 D Ladislav Smid Neck out for season
04/07/17 GO Chad Johnson Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. San Jose
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
04/07/17 C Joe Thornton Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Calgary
03/30/17 C Logan Couture Dental/Mouth out indefinitely
Mikael Backlund has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Flames. He has 22 goals this season with 197 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 17.6 minutes played per game. Johnny Gaudreau has averaged 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 18 goals on 180 shots. He has 43 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 18 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has had 969 shots against him and has given up 87 goals. He has made 882 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 68 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 29 goals this season with 233 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Brent Burns has averaged 24.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 29 goals on 315 shots. He has 46 assists giving him a total of 75 points on the season. Martin Jones has 35 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,725 shots against him and has given up 152 goals. He has made 1,573 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have 94 total points this season. They have scored 225 goals while giving up 218 goals. They have had 255 power play opportunities and have scored 52 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Flames have allowed 275 power play opportunities and given up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.51% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have a total of 97 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 244 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 16%. They have allowed 209 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Flames have a total of 218 goals scored while they've given up 200 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.99%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Calgary has a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they've attempted 4,433 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,381 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.9% as they have 3,275 attempts while they've given up 3,283 shots on the defensive end. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 49.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.8% for the season. They have 2,408 face off wins compared to 2,514 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.9%. On defense Calgary has 1,530 hits and they've blocked 1,098 shots from the opposition.
San Jose has attempted 4,659 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,566 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52% as they have 3,497 shots while they've given up 3,232 attempts on defense. The Sharks have an offensive zone percentage of 53.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.1% as they've compiled 2,269 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,448 face off losses. On defense San Jose has blocked 1,334 shot attempts and they have 1,521 hits as a unit.
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