Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 11/16/2019
Game: Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+109) Coyotes (-120)
Gila River Arena is the venue where Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (11-7-2, 2nd in the Pacific Division) will play the Calgary Flames (10-8-3, 4th in the Pacific Division) on Saturday. The Flames open this game at +109 while the Coyotes are coming in at -120. The over/under opens at 5.5. The Flames cover 42.1% of the time, having gone 8-11 SU. Arizona is covering 47.1% of the time, going 8-9 straight up.
The Calgary Flames head into this game holding a record of 10 victories and 8 defeats, which is good for 4th in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 58 goals which has them ranked at 7th in the conference and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -3, which is good for 19th in the NHL. The Flames have a total of 23 pts, which has them ranked at 13th in the NHL and 6th in the West. With reference to shots on goal, they have a total of 649 which has them ranked at 5th in the Western Conference and 7th in the NHL. As a team, Calgary has a total of 216 hits which means they have an average of 10.3 per game. They have a total of 188 blocks for this season. The man looking after the goal for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has totaled 962 mins protecting the goal this season. Rittich is giving up an average of 2.75 goals per contest which ranks him 12th among Western Conference goalies and 22nd among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he's surrendered 44 goals. He has a save percentage of .914 which ranks him 12th among Western Conference goalies.
The Calgary Flames will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3 - 1 loss to the Dallas Stars in their previous game. The Flames had a below average offensive performance in this loss. In this game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 25 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 4 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Calgary ended up with 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Flames sat at 34 and the Corsi against was 35 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 49.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 22 while the Fenwick against sat at 26, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 45.8%. They took 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 89.5 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Dallas Stars racked up 32 shots. They ended the game with 8 penalty minutes and they earned 3 power play attempts.
The Coyotes are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 11 victories and 7 losses. In discussing goal differential, they currently sit 6th in the West and 12th in the league with +6. They have earned a total of 55 goals for this year which has them sitting at 9th in the conference. Arizona has a team save percentage of .922 which currently has them ranked 2nd in the league, meaning chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.9% which puts them at 11th in the Western Conference. In net for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is playing well this campaign by surrendering only 1.99 goals per contest and that has him 1st among West goalies and 2nd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 783 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 26 goals. He holds a save percentage of .931, which has him ranked 2nd among West goalies and 3rd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Arizona Coyotes faced off against the Minnesota Wild in an outing where the Coyotes took the defeat by a tally of 3 - 2. For this matchup, Arizona had a 50.7% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 37 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 36. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 45.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 26 and the Wild earning a 31 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Arizona played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their PDO at even strength was 102.9 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 68.8%. The Coyotes converted 2 goals of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this game but were not able to net one. Regarding the opposition, the Wild had 3 power play chances and were able to tally 1 goal. Arizona allowed 34 shots on goal and the Wild earned a total of 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (+109)
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