Florida Panthers vs. Calgary Flames - 3/1/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (33-26-7) at Florida Panthers (33-25-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -133 / Calgary Flames +110 --- Over/Under: 6.5
TV: RSNW, FSFL
The Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers meet Sunday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Calgary Flames need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with 27 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 37 assists and Sean Monahan has 153 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 126 goals on 1,376 shots faced and Cam Talbot has allowed 59 goals on 686 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or more goals in 12 of their last 17 games.
The Florida Panthers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgenii Dadonov leads Florida with 25 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 55 assists and Mike Hoffman has 183 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 145 goals on 1,448 shots faced and Sam Montembeault has allowed 36 goals on 328 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in 17 of their last 21 games.
The Flames are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Florida and 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.
With both teams on the end of a back to back, I'd have to give the edge to the team that didn't have to get on an airplane, and that's obviously the Panthers at home. The Florida Panthers have completely fallen apart since the All Star break and their playoff hopes are drifting away by the game. If the Panthers can't dig deep and find a way to come away with two points, their season is all but over. Because of home ice, I'll give the Panthers the slight edge, but I'm quickly losing hope on this team.