Arizona Coyotes vs Calgary Flames Predictions, Free NHL Pick 3/6/2020
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Calgary Flames
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+122) Flames (-135)
David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (35-26-7, 3rd in the Pacific Division) host the Arizona Coyotes (33-27-8, 5th in the Pacific Division) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday, March 6, 2020. The moneyline on this contest has the Coyotes priced at +122 and the Flames are at -135. The total opens at 5.5. The Coyotes cover 44.4% of the time, having gone 28-35 SU. Calgary is covering 46.8% of the time, going 29-33 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this game holding a record of 33 wins and 27 defeats, which is good for 5th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 186 goals which ranks them 11th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +10, which is good for 12th in the NHL. The Coyotes have compiled a total of 74 points, which ranks them 19th in the NHL and 9th in the conference. With reference to shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 2,148 which ranks them 6th in the Western Conference and 11th in the NHL. As a group, Arizona has racked up a total of 1,273 hits which means they are averaging 18.7 per game. They have compiled a total of 830 blocks for the season. The man in the crease for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 29 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,636 minutes minding the net for the campaign. Kuemper is conceding an average of 2.16 goals per contest which has him ranked 1st in the West and 2nd in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he has given up 59 goals. He's earned a save % of .929 which has him ranked 1st in the West.
The Arizona Coyotes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in their last game. The Coyotes played really well in this win. While out there on the ice, they converted 4 out of the 40 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts and notched 1 goal out of those chances. Arizona ended up with 6 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 54 and the Corsi against was 58 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 48.2%. Their Fenwick was 39 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 50, which means they had a rate of 43.8%. They won 15 face-off wins at even strength and lost 31 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 46.7% and they had a PDO of 107.1 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Vancouver Canucks put up 38 shots. They had a total of 6 minutes in the box and they notched 3 power play attempts.
The Flames will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 35 victories and 26 losses. With reference to goal differential, they sit 12th in the conference and 24th in the league with -9. They currently have a total of 198 goals for the year which ranks them 9th in the West. Calgary has a team save % of .906 which currently has them ranked 14th in the league, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.2% ranking them 10th in the conference. In net for Calgary is David Rittich who is having a tough season by allowing 2.94 goals against average and that places him 22nd in the Western Conference and 43rd among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,732 mins he's played, he has allowed 134 goals. He has a save percentage of .907, which has him ranked 21st in the Western Conference and 42nd among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames squared up with the Columbus Blue Jackets in an outing where the Flames notched a win by a score of 3 - 2. In this outing, Calgary went home with a 60.8% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 62 and their opponent having a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick rate was 57.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 40 and the Blue Jackets having a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Calgary had and we'd say they played an average game. Their PDO was 98.3 and they had an oZS percentage of 66.3%. The Flames netted 3 goals of the 37 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but didn't score a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Blue Jackets had 1 power play chance but didn't tally a goal. Calgary conceded 22 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets ended up with a total of 2 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-135)
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