Calgary Flames vs Florida Panthers Prediction NHL Picks 3/9/24

Florida Panthers (43-17-4) vs Calgary Flames (31-26-5)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Amerant Bank Arena)

Betting Odds: Florida Panthers -209 / Calgary Flames +160 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Calgary Flames and the Florida Panthers meet in NHL action from the Amerant Bank Arena on Saturday afternoon. Who comes out on top in Saturday’s inter-conference clash? Let’s dive in and find out with our Flames vs. Panthers Prediction.

Calgary Flames Team Preview

The Calgary Flames come into this game looking to build on a 6-3 win over Tampa Bay last time out. Nazem Kadri leads the Flames in scoring with 54 points including 22 goals and a team-high 32 assists while Blake Coleman has 48 points with 26 goals and 22 assists. Yegor Sharangovich has 45 points with 25 goals and 20 assists. Jonathan Huberdeau has 40 points with 31 assists. Jacob Markstrom has gone 22-16-2 with a 2.62 GAA and a .911 save percentage while Dan Vladar is 8-7-2 with a 3.21 GAA and an .890 save percentage this season. Dustin Wolf has also gone 1-3-1 with a 3.91 GAA and an .878 save percentage as well this season. 

Calgary Flames Team Facts

  • The Flames have won seven of their last eight games as underdogs.
  • The Flames have covered the puck line in each of their last six games as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Flames have won the second period in four of their last five games as underdogs following a road win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Flames' last 12 day games.

Florida Panthers Team Preview

The Florida Panthers come into this one looking to rebound from a 2-1 loss to Philadelphia last time out. Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in scoring with 75 points including a team-high 45 goals and 30 assists while Aleksander Barkov has 62 points with 15 goals and 47 assists. Carter Verhaeghe has 64 points with 30 goals and 34 assists while Matthew Tkachuk has 71 points with 50 assists of his own this season. Sergei Bobrovsky has posted a 31-12-2 mark with a 2.29 GAA and .918 save percentage in goal for Florida this season while Anthony Stolarz is 12-5-2 with a 2.07 GAA and a .921 save percentage this season.

Florida Panthers Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won five of the last six games between the Flames and Panthers at Amerant Bank Arena.
  • The road team has covered the puck line in each of the Panthers' last 12 games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Panthers' last 10 games following a loss.
  • The home team has won the third period in each of the last five games between the Flames and Panthers.

Flames vs. Panthers Prediction

I’m on Calgary here. It’s not often the Panthers lose back-to-back games, but the Flames have owned Florida in this matchup in recent years and that’s been when the Panthers have been among the NHL’s top teams. Calgary’s on fire, no pun intended, and the Panthers have played in a ton of close games as of late. The Flames made some moves at the deadline, but I think there’s enough here for Calgary to steal this one. Give me Calgary.

Chris’s Pick Calgary +160

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