Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets Expert NHL Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (6-5-1, 3rd in the Pacific Division) are headed to Mosaic Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Winnipeg Jets (5-6-0, 4th in the Central Division). The moneyline on this matchup has the Flames coming in at -113 and the Jets are at +102. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Flames are covering 40.0% of the time, having gone 4-6 SU. Winnipeg is covering 33.3% of the time, going 3-6 straight up.
The Calgary Flames head into this game holding a record of 6 victories and 5 defeats, ranking them 3rd in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 33 goals which is good for 5th in the West and 11th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -4, ranking them 21st in the NHL. The Flames currently have a total of 13 pts, which is good for 10th in the NHL and 6th in the West. In discussing shots on goal, they currently have a total of 372 which is good for 3rd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the NHL. As a team, Calgary has obtained a total of 134 hits which has them averaging 11.2 per game. They currently have a total of 109 blocks for the season. The goaltender for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has played 529 minutes in net for the year. Rittich is surrendering an average of 3.06 goals per game which ranks him 17th among Western Conference goaltenders and 31st among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he's allowed 27 goals. His save percentage is .901 which ranks him 15th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Calgary Flames went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6 - 5 win against the Florida Panthers in their previous contest. The Flames had a impressive offensive outing in the win. For this matchup, they earned a goal on 6 out of the 24 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to score 1 goal out of those tries. Calgary had 9 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Flames was 30 and the Corsi against was 34 giving them a Corsi percentage of 46.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 19 and the Fenwick against sat at 26, which means they had a rate of 42.2%. They took 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 15 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 30.6% and they had a PDO of 101.4 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Florida Panthers tallied 23 shots. They finished with a total of 11 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play chances.
The Jets will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they have 5 victories and 6 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 13th in the West and 27th in the league with -8. They have compiled a total of 28 goals for the season which has them sitting at 8th in the Western Conference. Winnipeg has a save percentage as a team of .902 which has them ranked 17th in the league, which means there should be some chances to score. They have a shooting percentage of 7.9% putting them at 10th in the West. In goal for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having a marginal year by surrendering 2.38 goals against average and that has him ranked 11th among Western Conference goaltenders and 15th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 479 minutes he's played this year, he's surrendered 19 goals. He has a save % of .929, which ranks him 6th among Western Conference goaltenders and 10th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Winnipeg Jets faced the Los Angeles Kings in a game where the Jets were on the wrong end of the score by a final score of 3 - 2. While out there on the ice, Winnipeg went home with a 54.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 39 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick rate was 51.9% with a Fenwick of 28 and the Kings earning a 26 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Winnipeg played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 101.6 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 62.7%. The Jets notched 2 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Kings had 4 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal on that try. Winnipeg gave way to 41 shots on goal and the Kings racked up a total of 10 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+102)
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