Arizona Coyotes vs Calgary Flames NHL Picks 11/5/2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Scotiabank Saddledome is the venue where David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (8-7-2, 5th in the Pacific Division) will take on the Arizona Coyotes (8-4-1, 6th in the Pacific Division) on Tuesday. The Coyotes open this matchup at +142 while the Flames are priced at -157. The O/U is set at 5.5. The Coyotes are covering 58.3% of the time, having gone 7-5 SU. Calgary is covering 40.0% of the time, going 6-9 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this game holding a record of 8 wins and 4 defeats, putting them at 6th in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 37 goals which ranks 12th in the conference and 23rd in the league. Their goal differential is +9, putting them at 9th in the league. The Coyotes currently have a total of 17 pts, which ranks 17th in the league and 9th in the West. When talking about shots on goal, they currently have a total of 407 which ranks 13th in the West and 24th in the league. As a group, Arizona currently has a total of 181 hits which means they are averaging 13.9 per game. They currently have a total of 131 blocks for the season. Protecting the net for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 29 years old and has played a total of 540 minutes minding the goal for the year. Kuemper is surrendering 1.67 goals against average which has him ranking 1st in the West and 2nd in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's given up 15 goals. His save % is .942 which has him ranking 1st in the West.
The Arizona Coyotes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche their last time out. The Coyotes were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the win. In this game, they converted 3 out of the 28 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal out of those attempts. Arizona ended up with a total of 15 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 40 and the Corsi against was 43 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 48.2%. Their Fenwick was 32 while the Fenwick against was 31, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.8%. They earned 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 60.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 108.3 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Colorado Avalanche racked up a total of 33 shots. They finished with a total of 11 minutes in the box and they notched 4 power play opportunities.
The Flames will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 8 victories and 7 losses. With regard to goal differential, they are currently ranked 10th in the conference and 22nd in the NHL with -4. They have a total of 46 goals for the year which is good for 6th in the Western Conference. Calgary has a team save % of .908 which has them sitting 14th in the NHL, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.9% putting them at 9th in the conference. In net for Calgary is David Rittich who is having an average campaign by surrendering 2.79 goals per game and that has him 14th among Western Conference goalies and 23rd among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 775 mins he has played this season, he's surrendered 36 goals. He holds a save percentage of .915, which has him placed 14th among Western Conference goalies and 25th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames squared up with the Washington Capitals in an outing where the Flames took a loss by a final of 4 - 2. For this game, Calgary had a 54.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 46 while the opposition had a Corsi of 38. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 50.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Capitals finishing with a 29 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Calgary had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO at even strength of 96.9 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Flames converted 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to score a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Capitals had 2 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal. Calgary gave way to 32 shots on goal and the Capitals earned 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+142)
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