Calgary Flames vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 1/4/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Florida Panthers
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+118) Panthers (-142)
The Florida Panthers (21-7-4) will take on the Calgary Flames (17-7-6) at FLA Live Arena on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has Calgary at +118 and Florida opens at -142. The over/under is 6.
The Calgary Flames had a good night with a 5-1 victory against the Blackhawks in the last game they played. Calgary earned 6 mins in the box in this game. The Flames had a good offensive performance in this win. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. For the game, they converted 5 of the 42 shots they looked to score on.
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With regard to scoring goals, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 96 goals (14th in pro hockey) for the year and have allowed 67. For the season, they have accumulated 40 points and their points % is .667. Calgary has tallied 89 power play opportunities and they have scored 21 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 23.60%. While at even strength, the Flames let the opposition score 54 goals while scoring 75 of their own. Calgary has tried 1,045 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.2%. The Flames have had 874 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .923. Calgary Flames opponents have totaled 89 power play opportunities (19th in the NHL) and have scored 13 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jacob Markstrom. Opponents have been able to score 877 goals versus Markstrom in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.73. Markstrom has taken the ice for 338 contests during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 19,306 mins in the crease. He has accumulated a mark of 144-143-39 and he was named the starter in 322 games. In his professional hockey career, Markstrom has 169 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .525. Markstrom has had 9,878 shot attempts against him and has gathered 9,001 total saves.
In their last game, Florida opposed the Canadiens in a matchup where the Panthers earned a victory by a score of 5-2. They had 5 chances on the power play in this matchup and recorded 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Panthers tallied 5 goals of the 48 shots on goal they pursued.
Florida has taken 1,169 shots (2nd in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.35%, while allowing their opponents 1,000 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.81% on the other teams 99 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.7%. They have recorded 105 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 17.14%. The Panthers have scored 103 goals at even strength and 18 goals (14th in hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 93 goals to be scored by way of 74 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 121 goals, 46 points, and a points percentage of .719.
Across the ice you are going to see Sergei Bobrovsky patrolling the crease. He has a tally of 15,029 stops out of the 16,399 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .916. Bobrovsky has compiled a lifetime record of 311-183-47 and has participated in 559 contests. He has started in 545 games and has been on the ice for 32,183 mins. Bobrovsky's quality start rate comes out to 56.5% and he has 308 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per contest and he has given up 1,370 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (+118)
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