Calgary Flames vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks Against the Spread 10/12/2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Max Pacioretty and the Vegas Golden Knights (2-2-0, 4th in the Pacific Division) host the Calgary Flames (2-1-1, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The Flames open this matchup at +119 while the Golden Knights are priced at -131. The O/U opens at 6. The Flames are covering 33.3% of the time, having gone 1-2 SU. The Golden Knights are covering 50.0% of the time, going 2-2 straight up.
The Calgary Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 victory over the Dallas Stars their last time out. The Flames had a middle of the road offensive output in the win. In this game, they scored on 3 out of the 29 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. Calgary had 10 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Flames was 42 and the Corsi against was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 49.4%. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against sat at 33, which earned them a rate of 48.4%. They won 14 face-off wins and were beaten on 24 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 32.9% and they had a PDO of 99.0 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Dallas Stars earned 36 shots. They ended the game with 6 minutes in the box and they tallied 4 power play opportunities.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have 5 total points this season, which ranks them 14th in the NHL. They are 17th in the league in goals scored with 11 while they've given up 11 goals, ranking them 20th overall. They have had 12 power play opportunities and have scored 3 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. That is 14th in the NHL. The Flames have allowed 18 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, putting them 17th in the league when short-handed. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.32% for the season. They allow 36 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 7th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Vegas Golden Knights played the Arizona Coyotes in a matchup where the Golden Knights went home in defeat by a score of 4 - 1. In this game, Vegas had a 47.5% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 29 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 32. Their Fenwick rate came in at 47.7% by earning a Fenwick of 21 and the Coyotes finishing with a 23 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vegas had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO of 84.0 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 56.0%. The Golden Knights converted 1 goal out of the 38 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this game but were not able to net one. Regarding their opponent, the Coyotes had 2 power play attempts but didn't put the puck in goal. Vegas allowed 29 shots on goal and the Coyotes earned a total of 8 penalty minutes.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 19th in the NHL with a total of 4 points this year. They have 3 power play goals on 14 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks them 17th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 15 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 93%. That is 3rd in the NHL. As a team, the Golden Knights are 13th in the league with 13 goals scored while they've given up 10 goals, which is 22nd overall. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.56%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 10th in the NHL.
Calgary is 12th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.2%, as they've attempted 166 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 158 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.7% as they have 125 attempts while they have given up 117 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 11th in the league. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 43.2% of the time, which is 27th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 56.8% for the season. That is 5th overall in the NHL. They have 90 face-off wins compared to 97 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.1%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense Calgary has 55 hits and they have blocked 41 shots from the opposition, putting them 13th overall.
The Golden Knights are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season, which is 19th in the NHL. They have 70 face-off wins compared to 90 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.8%. That is 29th in the league. On defense Vegas has 84 hits and they have blocked 32 shots from the opposition, which is 23rd in the league. Vegas is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50% as they've attempted 129 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 129 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.7% ranks 15th as they have 96 attempts while they have given up 97 shots on the defensive end.
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