Calgary Flames vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 11/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+106) Panthers (-129)
The Florida Panthers (9-7-1) will take on the Calgary Flames (7-7-2) at FLA Live Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has Calgary at +106 while Florida is opening at -129. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Calgary Flames were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-1 defeat to the Lightning in their previous contest . Calgary amassed 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. Furthermore, they had 3 attempts on the power play and were able to net 1 goal. The Flames had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. In the game, they converted 1 out of the 40 shots they attempted.
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Calgary Flames opponents have totaled 62 power play tries (11th in pro hockey) and have scored 12 goals in those attempts. The Flames so far have had 442 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .878. Calgary has tried 580 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.3%. While at even strength, the Flames have surrendered 42 goals while scoring 37 on offense. Calgary skates onto the rink with 53 power play opportunities and they have tallied 11 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 20.75%. For the current campaign, they sit with 16 points and their points percentage is .500. In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have earned 48 goals (24th in hockey) for the year and have allowed 54.
The man in net for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has played in 391 games over the course of his hockey career. He has compiled an overall mark of 175-156-45 and he was named the starter in 375 games. The opposition has been able to score 1,006 goals versus Markstrom in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.70. Markstrom has had 11,308 shots against him and has recorded 10,302 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .911 for his 22,359 minutes guarding the cage. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Markstrom has compiled 197 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .525.
When they took the ice last, Florida faced the Stars in a matchup where the Panthers ended up taking the loss by a score of 6-4. They had 4 power play chances in this contest and converted 2 out of those chances. The Panthers converted 4 goals of the 44 shots on goal they were seeking.
For the season, the Florida Panthers are sitting with 56 goals, 19 points, in addition to a points percentage of .559. They have allowed 54 goals to be scored by of a combination of 40 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded. The Panthers are sitting with 44 goals at even strength and 12 goals (17th in the league) while on the power play. They have recorded 66 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 18.18%. Florida has taken 691 shots (1st in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.10%, while allowing their opponents 533 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.46% on the other teams 65 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.9%.
Across the rink you will find Sergei Bobrovsky defending the net. He has tallied 16,185 saves out of the 17,675 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .916. Bobrovsky is sitting with a career mark of 340-191-49 and has been in goal for 602 games. He got the starting nod in 587 games and has been on the ice for 34,630 mins. Bobrovsky's rate of quality starts sits at 56.9% and he has qualified for 334 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has yielded 1,490 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (+106)
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