Calgary Flames vs Florida Panthers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Calgary Flames vs Florida Panthers Prediction 3/9/2024

The Calgary Flames (31-26-5) travel to face off against the Florida Panthers (43-17-4) on Saturday, March 9th. This game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise and televised on ESPN+. The Flames are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Panthers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Flyers. Puck drop is set for 4:00 ET.

Flames vs Panthers

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The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win

Calgary enters this game with an overall record of 31-26-5, which has them in 5th place in the Pacific Division and 9th place in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, the Flames have gone 6-4, and they have won four of their last five games.

When playing on the road this season, Calgary has gone 15-12-4, and they have won their last two road games. As the underdog, the Flames have gone 17-13-3 this season.

On the road this season, the Flames have gone 18-13 against the puck line, and they have a puck line record of 32-30 overall. So far, Calgary has had 20 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by one goal.

Coming into this game, the Flames have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games and 3-2 against the puck line in their previous five games. In their last three road games, Calgary has gone 2-1 against the puck line.

Facing the Lightning in their last game, the Flames won by a score of 6-3. Offensively, the Flames’ offense scored in each period against the Lightning. All six goals came at even strength. They finished with 24 shots on goal and had 7 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Calgary came away with a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

The Florida Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Panthers have gone 20-9-2, and overall, they are 43-17-4 and have 90 points. In the Eastern Conference, Florida is in first place and also leads the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 8-2, and they have won four of their last five games.

So far this year, the Panthers have been favored in 53 of their 64 games, and they have gone 38-13-2 as the favorite. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Florida has gone 26-9, and they have won 12 of their 16 divisional games.

Florida has a puck line record of 32-32 this year and has gone 23-30 against the puck line when favored. They have 27 wins by multiple goals and have an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game.

So far this season, the Panthers have gone 10-21 against the puck line at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +.5 goals per game. In their last ten home games, they have gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line.

The Panthers are looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss at home to the Flyers. In terms of offense, the Panthers faced a dry spell in the first and third periods against the Flyers, but they managed to score one time in the second period. Against Philadelphia, Florida’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 30 shots on goal overall.

Florida was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 3 goals.

Calgary Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Flames come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 16th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Flames offense is 30th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 4th in the NHL.

The Flames’ over/under record this season is 36-25-1. For the season, they have had 33 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.3 goals per game.

Panthers Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 1st in the league. The Florida offense is ranked 2nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 18th in the NHL.

This season, the Panthers’ have an over/under record of 23-39-2. Throughout the season, they have played 36 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Calgary Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Flames head into the game ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Calgary. So far, they are 24th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Florida Team Defense

Defensively, the Panthers are currently 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.4 shots per game against Florida. They also are 4th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Flames vs Panthers Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Flames offense has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Calgary posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 8-2 ATS.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Florida has an puck line record of 0-3 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Florida has an puck line mark of 9-1 while going 5-5 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting favorite, the Flames have gone 1-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.

Flames vs Panthers Prediction

If you’re looking for a straight moneyline bet, then the Panthers are the way to go. However, with a payout of -215, you might consider using this bet as a leg of a parlay.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Flames to cover. Even in the event of a Panthers victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Flames should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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