Panthers’ Road to Calgary
The Florida Panthers won the President’s Trophy last season, but haven’t looked anything like that version of late. They’ve lost six out of their last eight games entering their Tuesday night contest with the Calgary Flames.
Meanwhile, those who bet online have seen the Flames lose their last three, their latest a defeat at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday evening.
The few days of rest may make them a good bet versus the NHL betting odds…or not.
Panthers Not on Prowl
Florida is a very good team “on paper,” but aren’t playing as such of late. One of the main reasons has been an inefficiency with the man advantage..
Converting on just 16 of their 81 total power-play chances thus far (19.75 percent). However, the Panthers are 11th in the league in scoring (73 in 22 games).
If they can fix their special teams issues, it might provide the extra edge they need.
The terrible goaltending has not helped. A porous Sergei Bobrovsky is just 4-5-1, 3.62 goals-against average with a substandard .888 save percentage, too.
His last start game against the Columbus Blue Jackets this past Sunday. He surrendered five goals on just 23 shots. If you’re making your NHL picks, try avoiding this squad if he’s in net.
Scoop on Free Play from the Locker Room
Flames Can’t Light Lamp
The Calgary Flames were hoping that despite losing Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau, bringing in Jonathan Huberdeau and Nazem Kadri would at least offset those departures.
Offense has been their Achilles heel, with 61 goals in 21 games, or just 25th in the NHL.
There’s no one on this roster with more than 16 points (Elias Lindholm) this season. Kadri has 15 points, while Rasmus Andersson and Tyler Toffoli have 14 each. Huberdeau has three goals and seven assists to date Perhaps a meeting with Bobrovsky helps get them on track. Daniel Vladar (1-4-1, 2.82 GAA, .908 save percentage) is expected in the Flames’ net.
Panthers vs Flames Game Injuries
Panthers vs Flames Head-to-Head
Calgary was a 5-4 shootout winner in Sunrise earlier this season.
Panthers vs Flames Game Information
- Game: Panthers (10-8-4) vs Flames (9-9-3)
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 29th, 9:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
- Panthers vs Flames Live Stream: NHL.TV
Panthers vs Flames Betting Lines
Panthers vs Flames Picks & Prediction
The Flames are currently the favorites in the sportsbook, but this is a tough game to handicap. Neither of these teams is able to instill a lot of confidence, given their losing stretches.
What is offering confidence is the total, which is currently set at six goals. Look at the over-to-cash, as Bobrovsky and the Panther defense has been unreliable recently.
The Florida Panthers are +135 in our Vegas lines, offering a chance to win $135 on a $100 wager. The Calgary Flames are listed at -155. This means that if you wager $100 on the Flames, there’s a chance to win $65.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Calgary Flames a 60.78% chance to win, with the Florida Panthers at 42.55%.