Calgary
Flames
Stadium Scotiabank Saddledome
50-25-7 Overall | 16-11-2 PACIFIC 1st
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Flames289227 0%
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  9/16
vs
Canucks
9:00pm
Mon  9/16
@
Canucks
10:00pm
Wed  9/18
vs
Sharks
9:00pm
Fri  9/20
@
Oilers
9:00pm
Sun  9/22
@
Jets
8:00pm
Tue  9/24
vs
Jets
9:00pm
Thu  9/26
@
Sharks
10:30pm
Sat  9/28
vs
Oilers
9:00pm
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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
4 Andersson, Rasmus D6-121410/27/1996No College
11 Backlund, Mikael C6-020003/17/1989No College
93 Bennett, Sam LW6-119506/20/1996No College
7 Brodie, T.J. D6-118506/07/1990No College
27 Czarnik, Austin RW5-917012/12/1992No College
29 Dube, Dillon LW5-1118707/20/1998No College
67 Frolik, Michael RW6-119002/17/1988No College
13 Gaudreau, Johnny LW5-916508/13/1993No College
5 Giordano, Mark D6-120010/03/1983No College
24 Hamonic, Travis D6-220508/16/1990No College
55 Hanifin, Noah D6-321501/25/1997No College
77 Jankowski, Mark C6-421209/13/1994No College
58 Kylington, Oliver D6-018305/19/1997No College
28 Lindholm, Elias RW6-119512/02/1994No College
56 Lomberg, Ryan LW5-918712/09/1994No College
17 Lucic, Milan LW6-323106/07/1988No College
88 Mangiapane, Andrew LW5-1018404/04/1996No College
23 Monahan, Sean C6-220010/12/1994No College
89 Quine, Alan C6-020302/25/1993No College
33 Rittich, David G6-320608/19/1992No College
10 Ryan, Derek C5-1018512/29/1986No College
34 Talbot, Cam G6-419607/05/1987No College
19 Tkachuk, Matthew LW6-220212/11/1997No College
16 Valiev, Rinat D6-321505/11/1995No College
8 Valimaki, Juuso D6-221210/06/1998No College