Calgary Flames vs. Arizona Coyotes - 12/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+105) Coyotes (-116)
David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (15-12-4, 5th in the Pacific Division) travel to Gila River Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Arizona Coyotes (18-10-4, 2nd in the Pacific Division). The Coyotes open this game at -116 while the Flames are coming in at +105. The over/under has been set at 6. The Flames are covering 42.9% of the time, having gone 12-16 SU. The Coyotes are covering 48.2% of the time, going 13-14 straight up.
The Calgary Flames step onto the ice holding a record of 15 victories and 12 losses, which is good for 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 78 goals which has them sitting at 14th in the conference and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -14, which is good for 25th in the league. The Flames have earned a total of 34 pts, which has them sitting at 16th in the league and 8th in the conference. When discussing shots on goal, they have earned a total of 969 which has them sitting at 3rd in the West and 11th in the league. As a team, Calgary currently has a total of 397 hits which has them averaging 12.8 per game. They have earned a total of 286 blocks for the season. The goalie for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has played a total of 1,447 mins minding the goal this year. Rittich is surrendering 2.69 goals per game which has him placed 10th among Western Conference goalies and 20th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he has allowed 65 goals. He's earned a save % of .914 which has him placed 11th among Western Conference goalies.
The Calgary Flames came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4 - 3 win over the Los Angeles Kings the last time they stepped on the ice. The Flames had a solid offensive output in the win. For this outing, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 30 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and netted 1 goal out of those attempts. Calgary ended up with 21 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Flames was 31 and the Corsi against was 43 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 41.9%. Their Fenwick was 23 while the Fenwick against sat at 35, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 39.7%. They took 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 27.1% and they had a PDO of 112.8 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Los Angeles Kings racked up a total of 33 shots. They finished with a total of 23 penalty mins and they tallied 3 power play chances.
The Coyotes are the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 18 wins and 10 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 3rd in the Western Conference and 10th in the league with +11. They have a total of 84 goals for the year which is 10th in the Western Conference. Arizona has a save % as a team of .929 which currently has them sitting 1st in the league, which means scoring chances may be limited. They are shooting 8.7% putting them at 11th in the West. In goal for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is having a good year by surrendering only 1.96 goals per contest and that has him 1st in the Western Conference and 2nd in the NHL. In the 1,283 mins he has played this year, he's given up 42 goals. He has a save % of .935, which ranks him 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the NHL.
The Arizona Coyotes faced the Chicago Blackhawks in a game where the Coyotes ended up with the win by a final of 4 - 3. For this matchup, Arizona wound up with a 49.3% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 35 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 36. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.9% by earning a Fenwick of 27 and the Blackhawks ending the game with a 26 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Arizona played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO at even strength was 94.2 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 57.7%. The Coyotes scored 4 goals out of the 47 shots on goal they attempted. They had 6 power play chances in this one and netted 2 out of those chances. On the other side of the ice, the Blackhawks had 2 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal. Arizona gave up 29 shots on goal and the Blackhawks racked up 27 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (+105)
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