Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets Predictions, NHL Picks, Betting Tips 8/6/2020
Game: Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-172) Jets (+139)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (37-28-6, 4th in the Central Division) host the Calgary Flames (36-27-7, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Rogers Place on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Calgary leads the series 2-1. The Flames open this contest at -172 while the Jets are priced at +139. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Flames are covering 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 step onto the ice holding a record of 36 victories and 27 losses, putting them at 3rd in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 204 goals which has them at 10th in the conference and 20th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -10, putting them at 23rd in the NHL. The Flames currently have a total of 79 points, which has them at 17th in the NHL and 7th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 2,212 which has them at 8th in the West and 14th in the NHL. As a team, Calgary has collected a total of 1,214 hits which has them averaging 17.3 per game. They currently have a total of 788 blocks for the season. The man looking after the net for Calgary is Cam Talbot from Caledonia, Ontario. He is 32 years old and has racked up 1,435 mins minding the goal for the season. Talbot is surrendering an average of 2.63 GAA which places him at 10th among Western Conference goaltenders and 21st in the NHL. For the season, he has allowed 63 goals. He holds a save percentage of .919 which places him at 9th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Flames will head into Game 4 feeling good after earning a 6 - 2 win against the Jets in Game 3. The Flames had a impressive offensive performance in the win. For the game, they finished 6 out of the 32 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to notch 3 goals out of those attempts. Calgary racked up 4 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Flames was 40 and the Corsi against at even strength was 53 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 43.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 while the Fenwick against sat at 37, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 43.1%. They took 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 32 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 55.0% and they had a PDO of 110.5 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Winnipeg Jets tallied 35 shots. They had a total of 8 penalty minutes and they earned 2 power play chances.
The Jets are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 37 victories and 28 losses. In the matter of goal differential, they currently sit 4th in the conference and 12th in the NHL with +12. They currently have a total of 213 goals for the year which ranks them 7th in the West. Winnipeg has a save percentage as a team of .913 which is good for 5th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.6% ranking them 6th in the West. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having a marginal season by surrendering 2.57 GAA and that has him ranked 7th in the West and 16th in the NHL. In the 3,269 minutes he has played this season, he has surrendered 140 goals. His save percentage is .922, which puts him at 5th in the West and 9th in the NHL.
In Game 3 Winnipeg went home with a 57.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 53 while they conceded a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick percentage was 56.9% by earning a Fenwick of 37 and the Flames earning a 28 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Winnipeg had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO was 89.5 and they had an oZS percentage of 45.0%. The Jets netted 2 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play attempts in this one and scored 1 out of those chances. In discussing the opposition, the Flames had 4 power play chances and used that advantage to score 3 goals. Winnipeg gave up 32 shots on goal and the Flames ended up with a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-172)
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