Calgary Flames at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 2/15/2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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The Calgary Flames head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Flames at +171 and the Predators at -190.
Calgary has a record of 29-20-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 16-7-5-4. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 161 goals and surrendered 164 goals for a point differential of -3. For the year they have an ATS mark of 29-28-0 and an over/under record of 26-30-0. Nashville has a record of 34-12-9 including 19-5-3-2 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 173 goals and have given up 143 for a goal differential of +30. Their record against the spread is 34-21-0 while their over/under mark is 27-28-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 29-28-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 26-30-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 34-21-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 27-28-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
02/14/18 GO Mike Smith Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs Nashville
02/09/18 RW Troy Brouwer Facial IR (02/09)
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sean Monahan has scored 50 total points this year for the Flames. He has 27 goals this season with 150 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 23 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 169 attempts. He has 48 assists, giving him a total of 67 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%.
Kevin Fiala has 36 total points this season for the Predators. He has 18 goals this year with 127 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 18 assists on the year and averages 15.3 minutes played per contest. P.K. Subban averages 24.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 15 goals on 141 attempts. He has 29 assists, giving him a total of 44 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 29 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has 1,284 shots against him and he's given up 94 goals. He's made 1,190 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have 66 total points this year, which is 13th in the NHL. They've scored 161 goals while giving up 164 scores, which has them ranked 20th and 18th respectively. They have had 193 power play chances and scored 32 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 26th in the league. The Flames have given up 190 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking them 20th 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 Predators are 4th in the league with a total of 77 points this season. They have 43 power play goals on 190 chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 5th in the NHL. They've given up 200 power play opportunities and surrendered 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 9th overall. As a team, the Predators are 11th with a total of 173 goals scored while they've given up 143 goals this season, ranking 29th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.96%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 1st overall in the NHL.
Calgary is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.9%, as they've attempted 3,649 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,378 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.8% as they have 2,689 attempts while they have given up 2,605 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 10th in the league. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51.6% of the time, which is 11th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season. That is 20th overall in the NHL. They have 1,743 face-off wins compared to 1,791 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.3%. That ranks them 18th in the league. On defense Calgary has 1,085 hits and they have blocked 773 shots from the opposition, putting them 25th overall.
The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 48.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the year. That ranks them 28th and 7th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,827 face-off wins as opposed to 1,637 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.7%. That is 3rd in the league. On defense Nashville has 1,145 hits and they've blocked 809 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 18th in blocked shots. Nashville is ranked 16th in Corsi percentage with 50.3% as they've tried 3,243 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,204 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 13th in the NHL at 50.5%, as they have 2,440 shots while they've given up 2,395 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Predators NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Calgary +171
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary +171
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