Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames Hockey Betting Tips 11/13/2019
Game: Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+131) Flames (-145)
Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars (8-8-2, 5th in the Central Division) are headed to Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday where they'll meet the Calgary Flames (10-7-3, 2nd in the Pacific Division). The moneyline on this matchup has the Stars priced at +131 and the Flames are at -145. The over/under opens at 5.5. The Stars are covering 44.4% of the time, having gone 8-10 SU. The Flames are covering 44.4% of the time, going 8-10 straight up.
The Dallas Stars step onto the ice holding a record of 8 victories and 8 defeats, putting them at 5th in the Central Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 43 goals which has them ranked at 14th in the conference and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -1, putting them at 19th in the league. The Stars currently have a total of 18 points, which has them ranked at 22nd in the league and 11th in the West. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 533 which has them ranked at 10th in the conference and 20th in the league. As a unit, Dallas has a total of 246 hits which has them averaging 13.7 per game. They currently have a total of 196 blocks for this year. Protecting the net for Dallas is Ben Bishop from Denver, Colorado. He is 33 years old and has been on the ice a total of 677 mins in net for the year. Bishop is conceding 2.22 GAA which has him ranking 3rd among West goaltenders and 5th among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he has allowed 25 goals. He holds a save percentage of .928 which has him ranking 4th among West goaltenders.
The Dallas Stars were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 defeat against the Winnipeg Jets in their previous contest. The Stars left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 2 of the 28 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 1 power play attempt but didn't get a goal. Dallas ended up with a total of 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Stars was 34 and the Corsi against was 25 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 57.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against sat at 17, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 61.4%. They took 14 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 38 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 48.7% and they had a PDO of 87.8 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Winnipeg Jets racked up a total of 29 shots. They finished with a total of 2 minutes in the box and they had 3 power play opportunities.
The Flames will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 10 victories and 7 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 8th in the Western Conference and 20th in the NHL with -1. They currently have a total of 57 goals for the year which ranks 4th in the West. Calgary has a team save percentage of .908 which has them 16th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could present themselves. They are shooting 9.1% putting them at 8th in the Western Conference. In net for Calgary is David Rittich who is having an average year by giving up 2.75 goals against average and that ranks him 12th in the West and 22nd in the NHL among goalies. In the 962 minutes he has played this season, he's allowed 44 goals. He holds a save percentage of .914, which has him ranking 14th in the West and 25th in the NHL among goalies.
The Calgary Flames squared up with the St. Louis Blues in a game where the Flames took the loss by a final of 3 - 2. In this outing, Calgary wound up with a 49.2% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 30 and the other team having a Corsi of 31. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 45.5% by notching a Fenwick of 20 and the Blues having a 24 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Calgary had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 108.1 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 54.7%. The Flames scored 2 goals of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play chances in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Blues had 4 power play attempts and were able to tally 2 goals. Calgary gave up 28 shots on goal and the Blues earned 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (-145)
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