Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets Predictions, NHL Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-110) Jets (+120)
David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (36-27-7, 3rd in the Pacific Division) are headed to Rogers Place on Tuesday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Jets (37-28-6, 4th in the Central Division). Calgary leads the series 1-0. The Jets open this game at +120 while the Flames are priced at -110. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Flames cover 46.9% of the time, having gone 30-34 SU. Winnipeg covers 50.0% of the time, going 34-34 straight up.
The Calgary Flames head into this game holding a record of 36 victories and 27 losses, ranking them 3rd in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 204 goals which has them ranked at 10th in the conference and 20th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -10, ranking them 23rd in the NHL. The Flames have a total of 79 pts, which has them ranked at 17th in the NHL and 7th in the Western Conference. In the matter of shots toward the net, they have a total of 2,212 which has them ranked at 8th in the conference and 14th in the NHL. As a group, Calgary has earned a total of 1,214 hits which means they have an average of 17.3 per game. They have a total of 788 blocks for this year. The man between the pipes for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has played 2,792 minutes defending the goal this year. Rittich is giving up an average of 2.97 GAA which has him ranked 23rd among West goaltenders and 45th in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he's given up 138 goals. His save percentage is .907 which has him ranked 20th among West goaltenders.
The Flames were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 1 win over the Jets in Game 1. The Flames had a solid offensive output in the win. For the game, they netted 4 out of the 33 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances and were able to net 2 goals out of those attempts. Calgary ended up with a total of 19 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Flames was 30 and the Corsi against was 34 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 46.9%. Their Fenwick was 25 and the Fenwick against was 30, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 45.5%. They took 16 face-off wins and lost 22 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 57.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 98.1 for this matchup. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Winnipeg Jets put up 18 shots. They had a total of 13 penalty mins and they had 7 power play attempts.
The Jets will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 37 victories and 28 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the West and 12th in the NHL with +12. They have compiled a total of 213 goals for the year which has them ranked at 7th in the West. Winnipeg has a save % as a team of .913 which has them sitting 5th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.6% which is good for 6th in the conference. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having an ok season by surrendering 2.57 goals per game and that ranks him 7th in the Western Conference and 16th in the NHL among goalies. In the 3,269 mins he's played, he has allowed 140 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .922, which ranks him 5th in the Western Conference and 9th in the NHL among goalies.
In Game 1 Winnipeg earned a 53.1% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 34 while their Calgary had a Corsi of 30. Their Fenwick rate was 54.5% by earning a Fenwick of 30 and the Flames finishing with a 25 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Winnipeg had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO of 101.9 and their percentage of oZS was 42.0%. The Jets converted 1 goal out of the 18 shots on goal they attempted. They had 7 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Flames had 4 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 2 goals. Winnipeg allowed 33 shots on goal and the Flames earned a total of 19 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+120) and under the total goals
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