Calgary Flames vs Detroit Red Wings Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 2/23/2020
Game: Calgary Flames vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-215) Red Wings (+193)
David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (31-25-6, 4th in the Pacific Division) go to Little Caesars Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Detroit Red Wings (15-44-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division). The Flames open this matchup at -215 while the Red Wings are priced at +193. The over/under has been set at 6. The Flames cover 44.6% of the time, having gone 25-31 SU. The Red Wings cover 21.3% of the time, going 13-48 straight up.
The Calgary Flames head into this game holding a record of 31 victories and 25 losses, which is good for 4th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 177 goals which puts them at 10th in the Western Conference and 20th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -16, which is good for 25th in the NHL. The Flames have compiled a total of 68 points, which puts them at 19th in the NHL and 8th in the West. When it comes to shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 1,969 which puts them at 5th in the Western Conference and 10th in the NHL. As a team, Calgary has a total of 1,072 hits which means they are averaging 17.3 per game. They have compiled a total of 697 blocks for this year. The man protecting the net for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has played 2,494 minutes in goal this year. Rittich is conceding an average of 2.93 goals per game which has him ranked 20th among Western Conference goalies and 42nd among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's allowed 122 goals. He holds a save percentage of .908 which has him ranked 19th among Western Conference goalies.
The Calgary Flames were on the losing side of the ice with a 4 - 3 defeat to the Boston Bruins their last time out. The Flames played like an average offensive team in the defeat. For this game, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 21 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score. Calgary had a total of 5 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Flames sat at 45 and the Corsi against was 41 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 52.3%. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against was 32, giving them a rate of 46.7%. They took 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 48.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 99.3 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Boston Bruins put up 23 shots. They ended the game with 9 penalty mins and they earned 1 power play opportunity.
The Red Wings are the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 15 victories and 44 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they currently sit 16th in the conference and 31st in the NHL with -109. They have earned a total of 126 goals for this year which is 16th in the conference. Detroit has a save % as a team of .886 which has them ranked 31st in the NHL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 7.3% ranking them 16th in the East. In goal for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier who is having an average season by allowing 2.89 goals per contest and that has him ranked 20th in the Eastern Conference and 36th among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,114 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has allowed 102 goals. His save % is .908, which places him at 20th in the Eastern Conference and 38th among goalies in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings squared up with the New York Islanders in a game where the Red Wings went home in defeat by a final score of 4 - 1. For this matchup, Detroit earned a 47.7% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 41 while their opponent had a Corsi of 45. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 45.5% by earning a Fenwick of 30 and the Islanders finishing with a 36 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Detroit had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO of 90.3 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 39.8%. The Red Wings netted 1 goal of the 22 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this one and were able to net 1 out of those attempts. Regarding the opposition, the Islanders had 5 power play chances and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Detroit gave way to 40 shots on goal and the Islanders racked up a total of 4 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+193) and under the total goals
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