Vegas Golden Knights at Calgary Flames NHL Picks & Predictions 4/7/2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
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The Vegas Golden Knights head to Scotiabank Saddledome to take on the Calgary Flames on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at -190 and the Flames at +170.
Vegas has a record of 51-23-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 22-13-5-2. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 271 goals and surrendered 221 goals for a point differential of +50. For the year they have an ATS mark of 51-30-0 and an over/under record of 41-38-0. Calgary has a record of 36-35-10 including 16-20-4-1 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 211 goals and have given up 247 for a goal differential of -36. Their record against the spread is 36-45-0 while their over/under mark is 38-41-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 51-30-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 41-38-0 against the over/under this season
Important Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 36-45-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 38-41-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
04/05/18 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion is out indefinitely
04/05/18 LW David Perron Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Calgary
04/05/18 C Jonathan Marchessault Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Calgary
03/27/18 RW Reilly Smith Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/02/18 D Luca Sbisa Hand is out indefinitely
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
04/05/18 D Travis Hamonic Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Vegas
03/28/18 LW Johnny Gaudreau Personal is out indefinitely
03/28/18 LW Matthew Tkachuk Upper Body is out indefinitely
03/28/18 D T.J. Brodie Upper Body is out indefinitely
03/23/18 RW Kris Versteeg Hip is out for season
03/23/18 C Sean Monahan Wrist is out for season
02/20/18 LW Marek Hrivik Undisclosed IR (02/16)
Jon Marchessault has scored 75 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 27 goals this season with 265 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 48 assists on the year and averages 17.5 minutes played per contest. William Karlsson averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by tallying 43 goals on 184 attempts. He has 35 assists, giving him a total of 78 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 29 wins and 12 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 1,358 shots against him and he's surrendered 94 goals. He's made 1,264 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Sean Monahan has 64 total points this season for the Flames. He has 31 goals this year with 202 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 33 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 10% by scoring 23 goals on 225 attempts. He has 59 assists, giving him a total of 82 points on the year. Mike Smith has 25 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has 1,686 shots against him and he's given up 141 goals. He's made 1,545 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 109 total points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They've scored 271 goals while giving up 221 scores, which has them ranked 4th and 24th respectively. They have had 245 power play chances and scored 53 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That is 10th in the league. The Golden Knights have given up 232 power play opportunities and surrendered 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 12th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.19% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames are 20th in the league with a total of 82 points this season. They have 42 power play goals on 264 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 29th in the NHL. They've given up 266 power play opportunities and surrendered 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 10th overall. As a team, the Flames are 28th with a total of 211 goals scored while they've given up 247 goals this season, ranking 13th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.73%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 21st overall in the NHL.
Vegas has a Corsi percentage of 51.6% as they've tried 4,935 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,630 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 7th in Corsi percentage. They are 8th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.6% as they have 3,691 shots while they've given up 3,466 attempts on defense. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the year. That puts them 9th and 28th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,411 face-off wins as opposed to 2,514 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49%. That is 26th overall in the NHL. On defense Vegas has 1,751 hits and they've blocked 1,164 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 20th in the league.
The Flames are 4th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.3% for the season, which is 23rd in the NHL. They have 2,462 face-off wins compared to 2,532 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.3%. That is 19th in the league. On defense Calgary has 1,620 hits and they have blocked 1,082 shots from the opposition, which is 28th in the league. Calgary is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.7% as they've attempted 5,165 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,643 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.6% ranks 3rd as they have 3,944 attempts while they have given up 3,561 shots on the defensive end.
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