Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames - 12/12/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (+100) Flames (-110)
David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (17-12-4, 3rd in the Pacific Division) play the Toronto Maple Leafs (15-13-4, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday, December 12, 2019. The Maple Leafs open this matchup at +100 while the Flames are priced at -110. The over/under is set at 6. The Maple Leafs are covering 45.2% of the time, having gone 14-17 SU. The Flames are covering 46.7% of the time, going 14-16 straight up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs head into this game holding a record of 15 wins and 13 defeats, which puts them at 4th in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 103 goals which has them at 4th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +1, which puts them at 17th in the NHL. The Maple Leafs currently have a total of 34 pts, which has them at 17th in the NHL and 9th in the Eastern Conference. In discussing shots on goal, they currently have a total of 1,070 which has them at 2nd in the East and 4th in the NHL. As a group, Toronto currently has a total of 447 hits which has them averaging 14 per game. They currently have a total of 305 blocks for this year. The man in the crease for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years old and has racked up 1,500 minutes defending the goal for the season. Andersen is allowing an average of 2.48 goals per contest which ranks him 7th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 14th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this year, he's given up 62 goals. He has a save % of .921 which ranks him 7th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Toronto Maple Leafs went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4 - 1 win over the Vancouver Canucks in their last contest. The Maple Leafs played really well in the win. In this game, they finished 4 out of the 26 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. Toronto ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs sat at 44 and the Corsi against was 42 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 51.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 while the Fenwick against was 31, meaning they had a rate of 48.3%. They took 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 23.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 114.3 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Vancouver Canucks earned 39 shots. They had a total of 4 penalty mins and they earned a total of 2 power play opportunities.
The Flames are the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 17 wins and 12 losses. With regard to goal differential, they are sitting 12th in the West and 24th in the league with -10. They currently have a total of 88 goals for the year which ranks them 9th in the Western Conference. Calgary has a team save percentage of .908 which currently has them ranked 13th in the league, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They are shooting 8.5% which puts them at 12th in the conference. In goal for Calgary is David Rittich who is having a marginal year by surrendering 2.74 goals per game and that has him 12th among Western Conference goalies and 22nd among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,510 mins he's played, he has surrendered 69 goals. His save % is .913, which has him sitting 12th among Western Conference goalies and 22nd among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames faced off against the Arizona Coyotes in a matchup where the Flames ended up with the victory by a tally of 5 - 2. For this game, Calgary had a 34.7% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 33 while their opponent had a Corsi of 62. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 35.1% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Coyotes earning a 50 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Calgary played and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO at even strength was 117.4 and their percentage of oZS was 33.3%. The Flames scored 5 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game and converted 1 out of those tries. Concerning their opponent, the Coyotes had 1 power play opportunity and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Calgary gave way to 48 shots on goal and the Coyotes racked up 8 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Calgary (-110) and under the total goals
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