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Calgary Flames vs. Florida Panthers - 1/11/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida Panthers at Calgary Flames
Date & Time Friday January 11, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary, Alberta
The Line
The Line: Florida Panthers +170 / Calgary Flames -210 -- Over/Under: 6.5
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The Florida Panthers and Calgary Flames meet Friday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Florida Panthers could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 26.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Mike Hoffman leads Florida with 20 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 35 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 61 goals on 566 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 63 goals on 606 shots. The Florida Panthers allowed three or more goals in each of their last five games.

The Calgary Flames look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 26 goals, Sean Monahan has 31 assists and Elias Lindholm has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.7 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 57 goals on 719 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed 66 goals on 578 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last nine games.

The Panthers are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 0-5 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Flames are 9-4 in their last 13 home games, 3-10 in their last 13 Friday games and 17-5 in their last 22 games playing on 1 days rest. The Panthers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Flames last 6 overall. The over is 11-4 in Panthers last 15 overall.

The Florida Panthers continue to be a mess defensively and are now on the end of a back to back that included overtime. The Calgary Flames are playing some decent hockey at the moment and are one of the better teams this season currently in terms of profit made. The Flames have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Panthers and are averaging 5.3 goals in their last three home games. While the big plus money is nice, this is a bad spot for the Panthers on the end of a back to back and with their defensive issues.

Calgary Flames -210

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