Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Flames vs. Panthers NHL Odds
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(17-7-6) Calgary Flames vs. Florida Panthers (21-7-4)
Date: Tuesday January 4th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: FLA Live Arena, Florida
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Flames +120 Panthers -140 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Flames +1.5 -200 Panthers -1.5 +170
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.0
The Calgary Flames are currently one of the best away teams in the league, boasting a 13-4-2 record. While the awaiting Florida Panthers are the best home team in the NHL, compiling a 17-3 record so far this season.
That being said, Calgary’s decimated Florida in recent memory, at an astonishing 70 percent rate, dating all the way back to 2015.
The Flames are struggling as of late, while losing 3 games as a favorite in their past 5 outings. However, they’re a stacked defensive powerhouse that can steal any game, even from the best in the NHL.
On the offensive glass, Calgary’s averaging 3.2 goals, on 34.8 shots per game; the former boasts a 10th ranking, while the latter claims an impressive 4th. Also, The Flames powerplay is on fire, while ranking 10th by gloating a 23.6 PP%.
Defensively, Calgary’s ranked top 5 in every important defensive category. For substance, they’re ranked 4th for both shots against per game, and PK%; by way of only allowing an average of 29.1 shots against, while owning a 85.4 PK%.
Additionally, Calgary’s only allowing 2.2 goals per outing, due to part of their amazing defensive skills, and elite starting goaltender. And luckily for Flames backers, Jacob Markstrom is expected to play.
Shockingly ranked among the best in the league, Markstrom’s possessing a very elite 1.99 GAA, and a 9.30 SV% this season.
Florida’s absolutely annihilating most teams in their wake, even scoring a staggering combined 14 goals in their last two games. However, they have a tough task ahead, as now they’ll face one of the very best defensive units around.
Offensively, The Panthers are extraordinarily ranked 2nd for goals, and first for shots per outing. This made possible by scoring an imposing 3.8 goals, on an impeccable average of 36.5 shots per matchup.
All that being said, Florida struggling on the powerplay, as they’re ranked 22nd by only scoring on 17.1% of their chances.
Defensively speaking, Florida’s ranked 16th for shots against, and penalty kill percentage. As they’re allowing an unfortunate 31.3 shots a game, and carry a 80.3 PK%.
With all of Panthers positivity in the stats and trends, they’re currently missing seven players from their roster and a few important components.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Calgary is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary’s last 5 games.
- Florida is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games playing at home against Calgary.
- The total has gone OVER in 7 out of Florida’s last 8 games played at home.
- Calgary is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against Florida.
Free Calgary Flames vs. Florida Panthers NHL Prediction
The classic fight between a bullish defense, and a dominant offense; and the destructive home team, against the commanding away team. But which will reign victorious in this potential future playoff matchup?
As Florida is missing a ton of players, and Calgary has dispatched them in recent times, it appears Calgary could upset the home favorite. That being said, The Panthers are top 5 in the NHL for a reason and shouldn’t be slept on, ever.
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However, we do believe a ton of value exists within Calgary as a dog in this situation. Yes, they’ve struggled recently but now carry a two game winning streak, and should make it two against this banged up Florida favorite.
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