Calgary Flames at Ottawa Senators NHL Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Canadian Tire Centre
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The Calgary Flames head to Canadian Tire Centre to take on the Ottawa Senators on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Flames at -138 and the Senators at +125.
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Calgary has a record of 33-25-10 this year and away from home they have a record of 19-10-6-4. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 193 goals and surrendered 200 goals for a point differential of -7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 33-35-0 and an over/under record of 33-33-0. Ottawa has a record of 23-32-10 including 14-13-5-3 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 177 goals and have given up 227 for a goal differential of -50. Their record against the spread is 23-42-0 while their over/under mark is 34-31-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 33-35-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 33-33-0 against the over/under this season
Important Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 23-42-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 34-31-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Hip IR (11/24)
02/23/18 GO Mike Smith Lower Body IR (02/10)
02/20/18 LW Marek Hrivik Undisclosed IR (02/16)
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
03/05/18 LW Tom Pyatt Illness is "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
Sean Monahan has scored 59 total points this year for the Flames. He has 30 goals this season with 181 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 29 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 10% by tallying 20 goals on 196 attempts. He has 56 assists, giving him a total of 76 points on the year. Jon Gillies has 2 wins and 2 losses this season in goal for the Flames. He has 178 shots against him and he's surrendered 17 goals. He's made 161 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Mike Hoffman has 44 total points this season for the Senators. He has 19 goals this year with 210 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 18.2 minutes played per contest. Erik Karlsson averages 26.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 4% by scoring 7 goals on 159 attempts. He has 42 assists, giving him a total of 49 points on the year. Craig Anderson has 19 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has 1,464 shots against him and he's given up 145 goals. He's made 1,319 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have 76 total points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They've scored 193 goals while giving up 200 scores, which has them ranked 16th and 13th respectively. They have had 232 power play chances and scored 42 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That is 24th in the league. The Flames have given up 230 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 15th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.52% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators are 29th in the league with a total of 56 points this season. They have 34 power play goals on 203 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 27th in the NHL. They've given up 189 power play opportunities and surrendered 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, ranking 28th overall. As a team, the Senators are 27th with a total of 177 goals scored while they've given up 227 goals this season, ranking 2nd in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.93%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 29th overall in the NHL.
Calgary is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.3%, as they've attempted 4,337 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,952 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.7% as they have 3,254 attempts while they have given up 3,046 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 4th in the league. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time, which is 8th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. That is 21st overall in the NHL. They have 2,065 face-off wins compared to 2,143 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.1%. That ranks them 19th in the league. On defense Calgary has 1,303 hits and they have blocked 906 shots from the opposition, putting them 28th overall.
The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the year. That ranks them 17th and 13th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,014 face-off wins as opposed to 1,939 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.9%. That is 11th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 1,554 hits and they've blocked 1,089 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 3rd in blocked shots. Ottawa is ranked 24th in Corsi percentage with 47.7% as they've tried 3,715 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,066 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 26th in the NHL at 48.1%, as they have 2,760 shots while they've given up 2,977 attempts on defense.
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