Philadelphia Flyers at Calgary Flames NHL Picks & Predictions 12/4/2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
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The Philadelphia Flyers head to Scotiabank Saddledome to take on the Calgary Flames on Monday, December 4, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Flyers at +140 and the Flames at -155.
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Philadelphia has a record of 8-10-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 4-5-3. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 70 goals and surrendered 81 goals for a point differential of -11. For the year they have an ATS mark of 8-17-0 and an over/under record of 13-11-0. Calgary has a record of 14-10-1 including 7-7-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 78 goals and have given up 83 for a goal differential of -5. Their record against the spread is 14-11-0 while their over/under mark is 12-12-0.
Valuable Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 8-17-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 13-11-0 against the over/under this season
Important Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 14-11-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 12-12-0 against the over/under this season
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
11/20/17 D Radko Gudas Suspension 10-game suspension (eligible to return 12/14 vs Buffalo)
11/06/17 RW Colin McDonald Lower Body IR (10/03)
10/15/17 GO Anthony Stolarz Knee IR (10/03)
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body is out indefinitely
Wayne Simmonds has scored 14 total points this year for the Flyers. He has 7 goals this season with 53 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 7 assists on the year and averages 17.7 minutes played per contest. Claude Giroux averages 20 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 22% by tallying 11 goals on 51 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 28 points on the year. Brian Elliott has 6 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Flyers. He has 548 shots against him and he's surrendered 52 goals. He's made 496 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Johnny Gaudreau has 34 total points this season for the Flames. He has 11 goals this year with 74 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 18.9 minutes played per contest. Sean Monahan averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 14 goals on 70 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the year. Mike Smith has 12 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has 713 shots against him and he's given up 54 goals. He's made 659 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers have 23 total points this year, which is 27th in the NHL. They've scored 70 goals while giving up 78 scores, which has them ranked 25th and 15th respectively. They have had 80 power play chances and scored 15 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That is 16th in the league. The Flyers have given up 93 power play opportunities and surrendered 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking them 29th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.60% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames are 14th in the league with a total of 29 points this season. They have 18 power play goals on 85 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 12th in the NHL. They've given up 84 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking 30th overall. As a team, the Flames are 19th with a total of 73 goals scored while they've given up 76 goals this season, ranking 16th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.14%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 13th overall in the NHL.
Philadelphia has a Corsi percentage of 50.2% as they've tried 1,474 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,465 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 17th in Corsi percentage. They are 18th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.3% as they have 1,100 shots while they've given up 1,089 attempts on defense. The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the year. That puts them 18th and 12th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 821 face-off wins as opposed to 727 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53%. That is 5th overall in the NHL. On defense Philadelphia has 519 hits and they've blocked 376 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 13th in the league.
The Flames are 15th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.7% for the season, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 747 face-off wins compared to 766 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense Calgary has 416 hits and they have blocked 338 shots from the opposition, which is 27th in the league. Calgary is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.2% as they've attempted 1,540 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,470 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.1% ranks 13th as they have 1,136 attempts while they have given up 1,132 shots on the defensive end.
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