Calgary Flames at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Xcel Energy Center
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The Calgary Flames travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Flames at +118 and the Wild at -130.
Calgary has a record of 21-16-4 this season and on the road they have a record of 9-5-4-3. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 115 goals and given up 119 goals for a point differential of -4. For the season they have an ATS record of 21-20-0 and an over/under record of 18-22-0. Minnesota has a record of 22-17-3 including 14-4-2-0 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 123 goals and surrendered 123 for a goal differential of 0. Their record against the spread is 22-20-0 while their over/under record is 23-17-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 21-20-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 18-22-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 22-20-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 23-17-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/29/17 RW Michael Frolik Jaw IR (12/28)
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
01/06/18 RW Jaromir Jagr Lower Body is "?" Tuesday vs Minnesota
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mike Smith has 17 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has 1,088 shots against him and he's given up 87 goals. He's made 1,001 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Sean Monahan has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Flames. He has 19 goals this year with 105 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 18.5 minutes played per game. Johnny Gaudreau averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 13 goals on 120 shots. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the season.
Jason Zucker has scored 30 total points this year for the Wild. He has 15 goals this season with 101 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 17.2 minutes played per game. Devan Dubnyk has 15 wins and 9 losses this year in goal for the Wild. He has 831 shots against him and he's surrendered 70 goals. He's made 761 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Eric Staal averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 19 goals on 121 shots. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 37 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have allowed 132 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79% this year. That is 25th in the NHL. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.50% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 16th in the league. The Flames has 46 total points this season, ranking 19th in the NHL in offense. They are 22nd in the league with 115 goals while they've given up 119 goals, which is 19th overall. They have had 142 power play opportunities and scored 25 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 21st in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Wild are 17th with 123 goals scored while they are 15th in the NHL with 123 goals allowed this year. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.94%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 18th place in the league. The Wild have a total of 47 points this year, which is 17th in the NHL. They have 25 power play goals on 128 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks their power play unit 16th. They've allowed 163 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, which is 8th overall.
Calgary is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.7%, as they've attempted 2,630 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,357 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.7% as they have 1,948 attempts while they have given up 1,817 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 6th in the league. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 52.2% of the time, which is 11th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the season. That is 21st overall in the NHL. They have 1,249 face-off wins compared to 1,270 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That ranks them 16th in the league. On defense Calgary has 707 hits and they have blocked 540 shots from the opposition, putting them 29th overall.
The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 47.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.1% for the year. That ranks them 26th and 6th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,266 face-off wins as opposed to 1,243 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.5%. That is 11th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 715 hits and they've blocked 662 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 6th in blocked shots. Minnesota is ranked 31st in Corsi percentage with 46% as they've tried 2,167 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,547 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 29th in the NHL at 47.1%, as they have 1,677 shots while they've given up 1,885 attempts on defense.
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