Calgary Flames (7-7-2) vs. Florida Panthers (9-7-1)
November 19, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Panthers -125 / Calgary Flames +102; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers meet Saturday in NHL action at the FLA Live Arena. The Calgary Flames have lost 8 of their last 10 games. The Florida Panthers have split their last 10 games.
The Calgary Flames are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Nazem Kadri leads Calgary with 7 goals, Rasmus Andersson has 12 assists and Tyler Toffoli has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.38 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 38 goals on 337 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 12 goals on 101 shots.
The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.29 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Carter Verhaeghe leads Florida with 11 goals, Matthew Tkachuk has 16 assists and Sam Bennett has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.18 goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 32 goals on 306 shots faced, and Spencer Knight has allowed 17 goals on 222 shots.
The Flames are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 2-8 in their last 10 overall. The Panthers are 53-16 in their last 69 home games and 25-9 in their last 34 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Flames last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Panthers last 7 overall. The Flames are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Calgary Flames are piling up the losses and things likely won’t change here. The Florida Panthers don’t look like the team from last season, but there’s still talent here, and they’ve been a buzz saw at home dating back to last year. It’s surprising to see this line so cheap. I’ll gladly take the Panthers and the soft line.