Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars Predictions, Game 1 Picks, Betting Tips 8/11/2020
Game: Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+103) Stars (-117)
Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars host the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Game 1 of their series. The moneyline on this matchup has the Flames priced at +103 and the Stars are at -117. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Flames are covering 46.9% of the time, having gone 30-34 SU. Dallas covers 52.2% of the time, going 35-32 straight up.
The Calgary Flames head into this game holding a record of 36 victories and 27 defeats, which puts them at 3rd in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 204 goals which has them ranked at 10th in the conference and 20th in the league. Their goal differential is -10, which puts them at 23rd in the league. The Flames currently have a total of 79 pts, which has them ranked at 17th in the league and 7th in the West. In terms of shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 2,212 which has them ranked at 8th in the conference and 14th in the league. As a group, Calgary has compiled a total of 1,214 hits which has them averaging 17.3 per contest. They currently have a total of 788 blocks for the year. The man protecting the goal for Calgary is Cam Talbot from Caledonia, Ontario. He is 32 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,435 mins minding the goal for the season. Talbot is conceding 2.63 GAA which has him placed 10th in the Western Conference and 21st among goaltenders in the NHL. During this year, he's given up 63 goals. He holds a save percentage of .919 which has him placed 9th in the Western Conference.
The Flames will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4 - 0 victory over the Jets in their last contest. The Flames had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this win. For the game, they scored on 4 out of the 34 shots they attempted. They also had 3 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. Calgary ended up with a total of 9 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Flames was 49 and the Corsi against was 50 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 49.5%. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against sat at 33, which earned them a rate of 52.2%. They earned 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 30 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 57.1% and they had a PDO of 114.8 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Winnipeg Jets earned 31 shots. They ended the game with 11 minutes in the box and they had 2 power play chances.
The Stars will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the current year they sit with 37 victories and 24 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are sitting 8th in the Western Conference and 17th in the league with +4. They have compiled a total of 178 goals for the year which has them at 14th in the West. Dallas has a team save percentage of .920 which currently has them sitting 2nd in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 8.4% which puts them at 14th in the West. In goal for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having an average campaign by giving up 2.50 goals per game and that has him 5th among West goalies and 11th among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,474 minutes he has played this year, he has allowed 103 goals. His save percentage is .920, which has him placed 7th among West goalies and 12th among goalies in the NHL.
The Stars went up against the Blues in a game where the Stars notched a victory by a final score of 2 - 1 their last time on the ice. For this game, Dallas had a 71.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 67 and they conceded a Corsi of 27. Their Fenwick percentage was 69.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 48 and the Blues finishing with a 21 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Dallas had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO was 96.6 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 40.0%. The Stars notched 2 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they attempted. They had 6 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. As for the opposition, the Blues had 5 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. Dallas gave way to 22 shots on goal and the Blues had a total of 12 penalty minutes.
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Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-117)
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