Calgary Flames at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 3/18/2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
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The Calgary Flames head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Flames at +149 and the Golden Knights at -165.
Calgary has a record of 35-27-10 this year and away from home they have a record of 20-10-6-4. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 202 goals and surrendered 213 goals for a point differential of -11. For the year they have an ATS mark of 35-37-0 and an over/under record of 35-35-0. Vegas has a record of 45-21-5 including 24-9-2-1 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 240 goals and have given up 199 for a goal differential of +41. Their record against the spread is 45-26-0 while their over/under mark is 38-31-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 35-37-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 35-35-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 45-26-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 38-31-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
03/16/18 LW Matthew Tkachuk Upper Body is "?" Sunday vs Vegas
02/20/18 LW Marek Hrivik Undisclosed IR (02/16)
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
03/16/18 RW Reilly Smith Upper Body is "?" Sunday vs Calgary
03/09/18 C Oscar Lindberg Concussion is out indefinitely
03/02/18 D Luca Sbisa Undisclosed is out indefinitely
02/10/18 GO Malcolm Subban Upper Body IR (02/09)
02/10/18 LW William Carrier Upper Body IR (02/04)
Johnny Gaudreau has scored 81 total points this year for the Flames. He has 23 goals this season with 207 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 58 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Sean Monahan averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by tallying 30 goals on 192 attempts. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 63 points on the year. Mike Smith has 24 wins and 18 losses this season in goal for the Flames. He has 1,551 shots against him and he's surrendered 126 goals. He's made 1,425 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
William Karlsson has 62 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 36 goals this year with 160 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 26 assists on the year and averages 18.6 minutes played per contest. Jon Marchessault averages 17.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 22 goals on 234 attempts. He has 43 assists, giving him a total of 65 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 25 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 1,187 shots against him and he's given up 87 goals. He's made 1,100 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have 80 total points this year, which is 17th in the NHL. They've scored 202 goals while giving up 213 scores, which has them ranked 20th and 12th respectively. They have had 242 power play chances and scored 42 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 25th in the league. The Flames have given up 238 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 12th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.35% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 4th in the league with a total of 95 points this season. They have 47 power play goals on 217 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 6th in the NHL. They've given up 204 power play opportunities and surrendered 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 16th overall. As a team, the Golden Knights are 2nd with a total of 240 goals scored while they've given up 199 goals this season, ranking 21st in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.26%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 18th overall in the NHL.
Calgary has a Corsi percentage of 52.5% as they've tried 4,617 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,176 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% as they have 3,481 shots while they've given up 3,207 attempts on defense. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the year. That puts them 4th and 21st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,211 face-off wins as opposed to 2,259 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 13th overall in the NHL. On defense Calgary has 1,371 hits and they've blocked 969 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 26th in the league.
The Golden Knights are 7th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the season, which is 28th in the NHL. They have 2,141 face-off wins compared to 2,222 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.1%. That is 24th in the league. On defense Vegas has 1,444 hits and they have blocked 1,012 shots from the opposition, which is 19th in the league. Vegas is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.9% as they've attempted 4,356 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,035 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.8% ranks 9th as they have 3,245 attempts while they have given up 3,023 shots on the defensive end.
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