Florida Panthers at Calgary Flames NHL Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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The Florida Panthers head to Scotiabank Saddledome to take on the Calgary Flames on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Panthers at +109 and the Flames at -120.
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Florida has a record of 25-23-6 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-14-3-1. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 158 goals and surrendered 175 goals for a point differential of -17. For the year they have an ATS mark of 25-29-0 and an over/under record of 29-25-0. Calgary has a record of 30-20-8 including 13-13-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 165 goals and have given up 167 for a goal differential of -2. Their record against the spread is 30-28-0 while their over/under mark is 27-30-0.
Valuable Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 25-29-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 29-25-0 against the over/under this season
Important Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 30-28-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 27-30-0 against the over/under this season
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
02/16/18 GO Mike Smith Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs Florida
02/09/18 RW Troy Brouwer Facial IR (02/09)
Vincent Trocheck has scored 51 total points this year for the Panthers. He has 21 goals this season with 201 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 30 assists on the year and averages 21.6 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Huberdeau averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 18 goals on 135 attempts. He has 35 assists, giving him a total of 53 points on the year. James Reimer has 15 wins and 12 losses this season in goal for the Panthers. He has 1,043 shots against him and he's surrendered 95 goals. He's made 948 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Sean Monahan has 50 total points this season for the Flames. He has 27 goals this year with 150 shots on goal, 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 contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 19 goals on 169 attempts. He has 48 assists, giving him a total of 67 points on the year. David Rittich has 5 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has 273 shots against him and he's given up 21 goals. He's made 252 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers have 56 total points this year, which is 24th in the NHL. They've scored 158 goals while giving up 175 scores, which has them ranked 23rd and 7th respectively. They have had 168 power play chances and scored 31 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That is 21st in the league. The Panthers have given up 164 power play opportunities and surrendered 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 18th when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.42% for the year. They allow 35 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames are 13th in the league with a total of 66 points this season. They have 32 power play goals on 193 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 26th in the NHL. They've given up 190 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 20th overall. As a team, the Flames are 20th with a total of 161 goals scored while they've given up 164 goals this season, ranking 19th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.60%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 10th overall in the NHL.
Florida has a Corsi percentage of 50.1% as they've tried 3,271 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,256 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 14th in Corsi percentage. They are 16th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.4% as they have 2,549 shots while they've given up 2,506 attempts on defense. The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 48.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.9% for the year. That puts them 25th and 6th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,769 face-off wins as opposed to 1,676 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That is 11th overall in the NHL. On defense Florida has 1,082 hits and they've blocked 750 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 28th in the league.
The Flames are 11th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season, which is 20th 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 is 18th in the league. On defense Calgary has 1,085 hits and they have blocked 773 shots from the opposition, which is 26th in the league. 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 of 50.8% ranks 10th as they have 2,689 attempts while they have given up 2,605 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Flames NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Florida +109
Guy's Pick: Take Florida +109
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