Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames NHL Picks & Parlay 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The Vancouver Canucks head to Scotiabank Saddledome to take on the Calgary Flames on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Canucks at +148 and the Flames at -164.
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Vancouver has a record of 14-11-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 9-5-1. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 79 goals and surrendered 81 goals for a point differential of -2. For the year they have an ATS mark of 14-15-0 and an over/under record of 14-15-0. Calgary has a record of 15-12-2, including 7-8-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 84 goals and have given up 92 for a goal differential of -8. Their record against the spread is 15-14-0 while their over/under mark is 14-14-0.
Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 14-15-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 14-15-0 against the over/under this season
Important Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 15-14-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 14-14-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/07/17 C Bo Horvat Foot is out indefinitely
11/27/17 C Brandon Sutter Upper Body IR (11/25)
11/27/17 D Erik Gudbranson Upper Body IR (11/23)
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/08/17 RW Jaromir Jagr Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs Vancouver
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
Player SpotlightJacob Markstrom has 8 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Canucks. He has 606 shots against him and he's surrendered 51 goals. He's made 555 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Brock Boeser has scored 26 total points this year for the Canucks. He has 14 goals this season with 73 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 16.2 minutes played per contest. Sven Baertschi averages 16.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by tallying 8 goals on 40 attempts. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 18 points on the year.
Johnny Gaudreau has 37 total points this season for the Flames. He has 12 goals this year with 89 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 19 minutes played per contest. Mike Smith has 12 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has 790 shots against him and he's given up 65 goals. He's made 725 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Sean Monahan averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 17 goals on 83 attempts. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Canucks have given up 102 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79% this season. That is 19th in the league. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.28% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 12th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Canucks are 17th overall with 32 total points this year. They are 24th in the league with 79 goals and 23rd in goals allowed with 81. They've had 101 power play chances and scored 21 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 12th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Flames are 14th with a total of 84 goals scored while they are 9th with 92 goals surrendered this season. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.72%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 19th in the league. The Flames have a total of 32 points this season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have had 20 power play goals on 99 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 13th overall. They've given up 94 power play opportunities and surrendered 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 26th when short-handed.
Vancouver has a Corsi percentage of 48.7% as they've tried 1,531 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,613 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 24th in Corsi percentage. They are 27th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.7% as they have 1,141 shots while they've given up 1,253 attempts on defense. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 51.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the year. That puts them 17th and 16th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 873 face-off wins as opposed to 892 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 21st overall in the NHL. On defense Vancouver has 501 hits and they've blocked 360 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 30th in the league.
The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 52.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the year. That ranks them 11th and 17th respectively in the NHL. They have 885 face-off wins as opposed to 899 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That is 16th in the league. On defense Calgary has 494 hits and they've blocked 397 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 22nd in blocked shots. Calgary is ranked 4th in Corsi percentage with 51.8% as they've tried 1,840 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,715 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 12th in the NHL at 50.8%, as they have 1,359 shots while they've given up 1,318 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Calgary -164 and under 5.5 total goals Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Calgary -164 and under 5.5 total goals
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