Calgary Flames at Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 2/22/2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Gila River Arena
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The Calgary Flames head to Gila River Arena to take on the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Flames at -154 and the Coyotes at +110.
Calgary has a record of 30-21-9 this year and away from home they have a record of 17-7-5-4. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 169 goals and surrendered 175 goals for a point differential of -6. For the year they have an ATS mark of 30-30-0 and an over/under record of 28-31-0. Arizona has a record of 17-32-10 including 9-16-4-3 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 143 goals and have given up 197 for a goal differential of -54. Their record against the spread is 17-42-0 while their over/under mark is 27-31-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 30-30-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 28-31-0 against the over/under this season
Important Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 17-42-0 straight up this year
The Arizona Coyotes are 27-31-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
02/20/18 GO Mike Smith Lower Body will not start in goal Wednesday vs Vegas
02/20/18 RW Troy Brouwer Facial is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Vegas
02/20/18 LW Marek Hrivik Undisclosed IR (02/16)
Key Arizona Coyotes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sean Monahan has scored 55 total points this year for the Flames. He has 27 goals this season with 160 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 28 assists on the year and averages 18.7 minutes played per contest. Johnny Gaudreau averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 19 goals on 178 attempts. He has 50 assists, giving him a total of 69 points on the year. Mike Smith has 23 wins and 16 losses this season in goal for the Flames. He has 1,477 shots against him and he's surrendered 116 goals. He's made 1,361 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Derek Stepan has 37 total points this season for the Coyotes. He has 10 goals this year with 152 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 27 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Clayton Keller averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 17 goals on 153 attempts. He has 27 assists, giving him a total of 44 points on the year. Antti Raanta has 12 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Coyotes. He has 1,007 shots against him and he's given up 77 goals. He's made 930 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have 69 total points this year, which is 17th in the NHL. They've scored 169 goals while giving up 175 scores, which has them ranked 21st and 16th respectively. They have had 206 power play chances and scored 37 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That is 23rd in the league. The Flames have given up 201 power play opportunities and surrendered 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 19th 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 91%, which is 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Coyotes are 31st in the league with a total of 44 points this season. They have 31 power play goals on 175 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 24th in the NHL. They've given up 155 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 22nd overall. As a team, the Coyotes are 30th with a total of 143 goals scored while they've given up 197 goals this season, ranking 4th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.16%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 27th overall in the NHL.
Calgary is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.9%, as they've attempted 3,821 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,548 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.8% as they have 2,827 attempts while they have given up 2,734 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 10th in the league. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51.4% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the season. That is 18th overall in the NHL. They have 1,837 face-off wins compared to 1,890 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.3%. That ranks them 20th in the league. On defense Calgary has 1,142 hits and they have blocked 814 shots from the opposition, putting them 28th overall.
The Coyotes are 25th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.9% for the season, which is 4th in the NHL. They have 1,753 face-off wins compared to 1,916 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.8%. That is 24th in the league. On defense Arizona has 1,437 hits and they have blocked 833 shots from the opposition, which is 24th in the league. Arizona is 19th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.7% as they've attempted 3,432 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,611 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.3% ranks 27th as they have 2,494 attempts while they have given up 2,778 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Coyotes NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Calgary -154
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary -154
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