Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks NHL Picks & Predictions 3/24/2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
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The Calgary Flames travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Flames at +149 and the Sharks at -165.
Calgary has a record of 35-30-10 this season and on the road they have a record of 20-12-6-4. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 204 goals and given up 226 goals for a point differential of -22. For the season they have an ATS record of 35-40-0 and an over/under record of 36-37-0. San Jose has a record of 42-23-9 including 23-11-3-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 227 goals and surrendered 202 for a goal differential of +25. Their record against the spread is 42-32-0 while their over/under record is 31-41-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 35-40-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 36-37-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 42-32-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 31-41-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
03/21/18 LW Matthew Tkachuk Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs San Jose
03/21/18 D T.J. Brodie Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs San Jose
02/20/18 LW Marek Hrivik Undisclosed IR (02/16)
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/23/18 D Marc-Edouard Vlasic Facial is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Calgary
03/22/18 RW Joel Ward Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs Calgary
03/22/18 RW Joonas Donskoi Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Calgary
03/19/18 D Joakim Ryan Upper Body is out indefinitely
01/24/18 C Joe Thornton MCL IR (01/23)
Mike Smith has 24 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has 1,621 shots against him and he's given up 136 goals. He's made 1,485 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Johnny Gaudreau has accumulated 82 total points this season for the Flames. He has 23 goals this year with 217 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 59 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. Sean Monahan averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 31 goals on 202 shots. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 64 points on the season.
Brent Burns has scored 59 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 11 goals this season with 300 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 4%. He has a total of 48 assists on the season and averages 25.3 minutes played per game. Martin Jones has 27 wins and 18 losses this year in goal for the Sharks. He has 1,495 shots against him and he's surrendered 124 goals. He's made 1,371 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Logan Couture averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 31 goals on 185 shots. He has 25 assists, giving him a total of 56 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have allowed 242 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this year. That is 12th in the NHL. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.05% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 19th in the league. The Flames has 80 total points this season, ranking 20th in the NHL in offense. They are 23rd in the league with 204 goals while they've given up 226 goals, which is 12th overall. They have had 249 power play opportunities and scored 42 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 27th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Sharks are 12th with 227 goals scored while they are 23rd in the NHL with 202 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.31%. They give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 12th place in the league. The Sharks have a total of 93 points this year, which is 7th in the NHL. They have 50 power play goals on 236 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks their power play unit 11th. They've allowed 205 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, which is 2nd overall.
Calgary has a Corsi percentage of 52.6% as they've tried 4,809 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,327 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 3rd in Corsi percentage. They are 4th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.4% as they have 3,650 shots while they've given up 3,316 attempts on defense. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 52.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.2% for the year. That puts them 4th and 25th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,291 face-off wins as opposed to 2,348 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That is 21st overall in the NHL. On defense Calgary has 1,481 hits and they've blocked 1,011 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 27th in the league.
The Sharks are 12th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the season, which is 24th in the NHL. They have 2,302 face-off wins compared to 2,201 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.1%. That is 12th in the league. On defense San Jose has 1,246 hits and they have blocked 1,223 shots from the opposition, which is 2nd in the league. San Jose is 12th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51% as they've attempted 4,515 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,346 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.3% ranks 8th as they have 3,427 attempts while they have given up 3,123 shots on the defensive end.
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