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|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
Their championship odds are 20/1, 4.8% (#8 best). They win the championship in 8.4% of simulations which makes them a good betting value. They are also a good bet to win the West at 9/1, 10%. Their sim chance is 17%. The Flames are averaging 100 points per sim which makes them a solid bet to go over 96.5. At -220 the Flames are a good value to make the playoffs with a 91.2% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 4/1, 20%. They win the division in 32% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #2 in the West.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Their 50-25-7 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was 56%. They were very good against the money line (+439). They had a strong puck line record going 43-39 for (+1079 profit). They went over 41 times and came in under 37 times. Their next game vs the Avalanche should be close. The Flames are winning 48 percent of computer simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their record should be slightly better. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +0.69 (includes playoff games) which ranks #2 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #3. They are the #3 ranked team in goal differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #2 ranked team among home teams.
OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Mark Giordano who is projected to be the #3 Defender. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|4||Andersson, Rasmus||D||6-1||214||10/27/1996||No College|
|11||Backlund, Mikael||C||6-0||200||03/17/1989||No College|
|93||Bennett, Sam||LW||6-1||195||06/20/1996||No College|
|7||Brodie, T.J.||D||6-1||185||06/07/1990||No College|
|27||Czarnik, Austin||RW||5-9||170||12/12/1992||No College|
|29||Dube, Dillon||LW||5-11||187||07/20/1998||No College|
|67||Frolik, Michael||RW||6-1||190||02/17/1988||No College|
|13||Gaudreau, Johnny||LW||5-9||165||08/13/1993||No College|
|5||Giordano, Mark||D||6-1||200||10/03/1983||No College|
|24||Hamonic, Travis||D||6-2||205||08/16/1990||No College|
|55||Hanifin, Noah||D||6-3||215||01/25/1997||No College|
|77||Jankowski, Mark||C||6-4||212||09/13/1994||No College|
|58||Kylington, Oliver||D||6-0||183||05/19/1997||No College|
|28||Lindholm, Elias||RW||6-1||195||12/02/1994||No College|
|56||Lomberg, Ryan||LW||5-9||187||12/09/1994||No College|
|17||Lucic, Milan||LW||6-3||231||06/07/1988||No College|
|88||Mangiapane, Andrew||LW||5-10||184||04/04/1996||No College|
|23||Monahan, Sean||C||6-2||200||10/12/1994||No College|
|89||Quine, Alan||C||6-0||203||02/25/1993||No College|
|33||Rittich, David||G||6-3||206||08/19/1992||No College|
|10||Ryan, Derek||C||5-10||185||12/29/1986||No College|
|34||Talbot, Cam||G||6-4||196||07/05/1987||No College|
|19||Tkachuk, Matthew||LW||6-2||202||12/11/1997||No College|
|16||Valiev, Rinat||D||6-3||215||05/11/1995||No College|
|8||Valimaki, Juuso||D||6-2||212||10/06/1998||No College|