Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars Predictions, Game 5 Picks, Betting Tips 8/18/2020
Game: Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+105) Stars (-125)
Rogers Place is the site where Anton Khudobin and the Dallas Stars will take on the Calgary Flames on Tuesday in Game 5 of their series. The series is tied 2-2. The Stars open this game at -125 while the Flames are priced at +105. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Flames are covering 46.9% of the time, having gone 30-34 SU. Dallas is covering 52.2% of the time, going 35-32 straight up.
The Flames will be hoping for better defense after their 5 - 4 defeat against the Stars in Game 4. The Flames had a good offensive performance in this defeat. For the outing, they earned a goal on 4 of the 40 shots they tried. They also had 4 power play opportunities and netted 2 goals out of those opportunities. Calgary racked up 14 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Flames sat at 46 and the Corsi against was 81 giving them a Corsi percentage of 36.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 33 and the Fenwick against was 65, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 33.7%. They earned 31 face-off wins and lost 30 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 46.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 97.2 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Dallas Stars racked up a total of 62 shots. They finished with a total of 8 penalty mins and they tallied 7 power play attempts.
The Calgary Flames step onto the ice with a record of 36 victories and 27 defeats, which is good for 3rd in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 204 goals which ranks them 10th in the West and 20th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -10, which is good for 23rd in the NHL. The Flames currently have a total of 79 pts, which ranks them 17th in the NHL and 7th in the West. With reference to shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 2,212 which ranks them 8th in the West and 14th in the NHL. As a group, Calgary has a total of 1,214 hits which means they are averaging 17.3 per game. They currently have a total of 788 blocks for the year. The man between the pipes for Calgary is Cam Talbot from Caledonia, Ontario. He is 32 years old and has totaled 1,435 minutes defending the net for the season. Talbot is giving up an average of 2.63 GAA which has him sitting 10th in the West and 21st among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has given up 63 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .919 which has him sitting 9th in the West.
In Game 4 Dallas wound up with a 63.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 81 while they conceded a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 66.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 65 and the Flames having a 33 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Dallas played and they put on a good performance in this one. They had a PDO at even strength of 102.8 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 53.8%. The Stars scored 5 goals of the 62 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 7 power play chances in this one and were able to net 2 out of those opportunities. On the other side of the ice, the Flames had 4 power play opportunities and ended up scoring 2 goals. Dallas allowed 40 shots on goal and the Flames racked up 14 penalty mins.
The Stars will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they have 37 wins and 24 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they currently sit 8th in the Western Conference and 17th in the league with +4. They have compiled 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 2nd in the league, meaning scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.4% which puts them at 14th in the Western Conference. In goal for Dallas is Anton Khudobin who is having a marginal campaign by giving up 2.22 goals per game and that ranks him 3rd among Western Conference goaltenders and 5th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,677 minutes he has played this year, he has given up 62 goals. He has a save percentage of .930, which has him placed 1st among Western Conference goaltenders and 3rd among goalies in the NHL.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-125)
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