Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars Predictions, Game 2 Picks, Betting Tips 8/13/2020
Game: Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-102) Stars (-108)
Cam Talbot and the Calgary Flames are headed to Rogers Place on Thursday where they'll meet the Dallas Stars. Calgary leads the series 1-0 after winning Game 1 by a score of 3-2. The odds on this game have the Flames priced at -102 and the Stars are at -108. The total is set at 5. The Flames cover 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 wins and 27 losses, which is good for 3rd in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 204 goals which ranks 10th in the West and 20th in the league. Their goal differential is -10, which is good for 23rd in the league. The Flames currently have a total of 79 points, which ranks 17th in the league and 7th in the Western Conference. When looking at shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 2,212 which ranks 8th in the conference and 14th in the league. As a group, Calgary has compiled a total of 1,214 hits which means they are averaging 17.3 per contest. They currently have a total of 788 blocks for the season. The man in net for Calgary is Cam Talbot from Caledonia, Ontario. He is 32 years old and has racked up 1,435 mins protecting the net for the campaign. Talbot is giving up an average of 2.63 goals against average which has him placed 10th among West goaltenders and 21st in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he has surrendered 63 goals. He holds a save percentage of .919 which has him placed 9th among West goaltenders.
The Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 win over the Stars in Game 1. The Flames had a middle of the road offensive performance in the victory. In the game, they scored on 3 out of the 26 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 1 power play attempt and netted 1 goal on that chance. Calgary racked up 9 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Flames sat at 46 and the Corsi against was 51 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 47.4%. Their Fenwick was 36 while the Fenwick against sat at 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.7%. They won 23 face-off wins and lost 27 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 48.8% and they had a PDO of 100.4 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Dallas Stars put up 26 shots. They had a total of 7 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play attempts.
The Stars are the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they sit with 37 victories and 24 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they sit 8th in the West and 17th in the NHL with +4. They have a total of 178 goals for the year which ranks 14th in the Western Conference. Dallas has a team save percentage of .920 which has them sitting 2nd in the NHL, meaning they are difficult to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.4% which is good for 14th in the conference. In net for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having an ok year by allowing 2.50 GAA and that has him 5th among West goalies and 11th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,474 mins he's played this season, he has given up 103 goals. He has a save % of .920, which ranks him 7th among West goalies and 12th in the NHL among goalies.
In Game 1 Dallas had a 52.6% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 51 and they conceded a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick rate was 49.3% by notching a Fenwick of 35 and the Flames ending the game with a 36 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Dallas played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO at even strength of 99.6 and their oZS percentage was 50.7%. The Stars scored 2 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Flames had 1 power play chance and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Dallas conceded 26 shots on goal and the Flames had 9 penalty mins.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-108) and over 5 goals
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