Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames Predictions, Game 3 Picks, Betting Tips 8/14/2020
Game: Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-102) Flames (-108)
Cam Talbot and the Calgary Flames play the Dallas Stars at Rogers Place on Friday, August 14, 2020. Calgary leads the series 1-0. The Stars open this matchup at -102 while the Flames are coming in at -108. The total opens at 5.5. The Stars cover 52.2% of the time, having gone 35-32 SU. The Flames cover 46.9% of the time, going 30-34 straight up.
The Dallas Stars head into this game holding a record of 37 victories and 24 defeats, putting them at 3rd in the Central Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 178 goals which ranks them 14th in the conference and 29th in the league. Their goal differential is +4, putting them at 17th in the league. The Stars have compiled a total of 82 pts, which ranks them 10th in the league and 5th in the West. When talking about shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 2,113 which ranks them 11th in the Western Conference and 24th in the league. As a team, Dallas has earned a total of 1,449 hits which means they are averaging 21 per contest. They have compiled a total of 857 blocks for this season. The man in goal for Dallas is Ben Bishop from Denver, Colorado. He is 33 years old and has totaled 2,474 mins in goal for the season. Bishop is surrendering an average of 2.50 goals against average which has him placed 5th among West goalies and 11th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this year, he's surrendered 103 goals. His save percentage is .920 which has him placed 7th among West goalies.
The Stars had a rough game after their 3 - 2 loss against the Flames in Game 1. The Stars didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. In the matchup, they converted 2 out of the 26 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Dallas racked up 7 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Stars was 8 and the Corsi against was 12 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 40.0%. Their Fenwick was 5 while the Fenwick against was 9, which means they earned a rate of 35.7%. They earned 5 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 5 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 57.1% and they had a PDO of 100.0 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Calgary Flames racked up 26 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 9 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 1 power play attempt.
The Flames will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they have 36 wins and 27 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 12th in the Western Conference and 23rd in the NHL with -10. They have a total of 204 goals for the year which ranks them 10th in the West. Calgary has a team save percentage of .906 which is good for 13th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.2% ranking them 9th in the conference. In goal for Calgary is Cam Talbot who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.63 goals per game and that places him 10th in the Western Conference and 21st among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,435 minutes he's been on the ice, he has surrendered 63 goals. His save % is .919, which has him sitting 9th in the Western Conference and 15th among goaltenders in the NHL.
In Game 1 Calgary had a 60.0% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 12 while they surrendered a Corsi of 8. Their Fenwick rate came in at 64.3% with a Fenwick of 9 and the Stars having a 5 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Calgary played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. They had a PDO at even strength of 100.0 and they had an oZS percentage of 42.9%. The Flames scored 3 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play chance in this game and scored 1 on that try. As for the opposition, the Stars had 2 power play opportunities and were able to tally 2 goals. Calgary gave way to 26 shots on goal and the Stars had a total of 7 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-102)
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