Calgary Flames at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 2/8/2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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The Calgary Flames travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Flames at +100 and the Devils at -110.
Calgary has a record of 27-18-8 this season and on the road they have a record of 14-5-5-4. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 150 goals and given up 151 goals for a point differential of -1. For the season they have an ATS record of 27-26-0 and an over/under record of 24-28-0. New Jersey has a record of 27-17-8 including 15-8-3-1 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 157 goals and surrendered 156 for a goal differential of +1. Their record against the spread is 27-25-0 while their over/under record is 27-24-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 27-26-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 24-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 27-25-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 27-24-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
02/06/18 GO Cory Schneider Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs Calgary
01/25/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (01/23)
01/22/18 C Brian Gibbons Thumb IR (01/20)
Mike Smith has 22 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has 1,416 shots against him and he's given up 110 goals. He's made 1,306 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Sean Monahan has accumulated 47 total points this season for the Flames. He has 25 goals this year with 143 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. Johnny Gaudreau averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 16 goals on 149 shots. He has 45 assists, giving him a total of 61 points on the season.
Jesper Bratt has scored 31 total points this year for the Devils. He has 12 goals this season with 72 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 16.2 minutes played per game. Keith Kinkaid has 10 wins and 5 losses this year in goal for the Devils. He has 460 shots against him and he's surrendered 49 goals. He's made 411 saves for a save percentage of 89%. Nico Hischier averages 16.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 9 goals on 119 shots. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have allowed 174 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this year. That is 18th in the NHL. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.63% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 10th in the league. The Flames has 62 total points this season, ranking 14th in the NHL in offense. They are 20th in the league with 150 goals while they've given up 151 goals, which is 19th overall. They have had 178 power play opportunities and scored 30 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 24th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Devils are 13th with 157 goals scored while they are 13th in the NHL with 156 goals allowed this year. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.62%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 21st place in the league. The Devils have a total of 62 points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They have 34 power play goals on 166 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks their power play unit 14th. They've allowed 176 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, which is 12th overall.
Calgary is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52%, as they've attempted 3,407 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,151 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.8% as they have 2,501 attempts while they have given up 2,419 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 10th in the league. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51.2% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.8% for the season. That is 15th overall in the NHL. They have 1,637 face-off wins compared to 1,661 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That ranks them 15th in the league. On defense Calgary has 976 hits and they have blocked 732 shots from the opposition, putting them 25th overall.
The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 49.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the year. That ranks them 22nd and 9th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,510 face-off wins as opposed to 1,687 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.2%. That is 29th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 1,097 hits and they've blocked 755 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 20th in blocked shots. New Jersey is ranked 22nd in Corsi percentage with 48.8% as they've tried 2,879 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,024 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 17th in the NHL at 49.6%, as they have 2,233 shots while they've given up 2,269 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Devils NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey -110
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey -110
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