Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 8/20/2020
Game: Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-145) Flames (+118)
Cam Talbot and the Calgary Flames play the Dallas Stars at Rogers Place on Thursday in Game 6 of their series. Dallas leads the series 3-2. The Stars open this contest at -145 while the Flames are priced at +118. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Stars are covering 52.2% of the time, having gone 35-32 SU. Calgary covers 46.9% of the time, going 30-34 straight up.
The Stars were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 victory over the Flames in Game 5. The Stars had a below average offensive outing in this victory. For the game, they netted 2 of the 32 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. Dallas racked up a total of 8 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Stars was 58 and the Corsi against was 61 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 48.7%. Their Fenwick was 45 and the Fenwick against sat at 43, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 51.1%. They took 19 face-off wins and lost 23 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 59.5% and they had a PDO of 99.9 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Calgary Flames tallied 29 shots. They had a total of 4 penalty mins and they earned a total of 4 power play attempts.
The Dallas Stars head into this matchup holding a record of 37 wins and 24 defeats, which is good for 3rd in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 178 goals which is good for 14th in the conference and 29th in the league. Their goal differential is +4, which is good for 17th in the league. The Stars have earned a total of 82 points, which is good for 10th in the league and 5th in the conference. With regard to shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 2,113 which is good for 11th in the West and 24th in the league. As a group, Dallas has collected a total of 1,449 hits which means they have an average of 21 per game. They have earned a total of 857 blocks for the year. The man looking after the goal for Dallas is Anton Khudobin from Ust-Kamenogorsk, USSR. He is 33 years old and has totaled 1,677 mins defending the net this year. Khudobin is surrendering an average of 2.22 GAA which ranks him 3rd in the West and 5th in the NHL. During this year, he has surrendered 62 goals. He's earned a save % of .930 which ranks him 1st in the West.
In Game 4 Calgary had a 51.3% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 61 while they conceded a Corsi of 58. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 48.9% by notching a Fenwick of 43 and the Stars ending the game with a 45 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Calgary had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO was 100.1 and their percentage of oZS was 40.5%. The Flames notched 1 goal of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play chances in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. As for the opposition, the Stars had 2 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Calgary gave way to 32 shots on goal and the Stars earned 8 minutes in the box.
The Flames will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 36 victories and 27 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they rank 12th in the Western Conference and 23rd in the NHL with -10. They have earned a total of 204 goals for the season which ranks 10th in the conference. Calgary has a save percentage as a team of .906 which has them sitting 13th in the NHL, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They have a shooting percentage of 9.2% which puts them at 9th in the West. In net for Calgary is Cam Talbot who is having an ok season by giving up 2.63 goals against average and that places him 10th in the West and 21st among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,435 mins he has played, he has allowed 63 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .919, which has him placed 9th in the West and 15th among goalies in the NHL.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (+118)
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