Flames vs Canucks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/8/2020
Game: Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+113) Canucks (-125)
Rogers Arena is the site where Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (30-20-5, 1st in the Pacific Division) will play the Calgary Flames (27-22-6, 5th in the Pacific Division) on Saturday. The Canucks open this game at -125 while the Flames are priced at +113. The total opens at 6. The Flames cover 42.9% of the time, having gone 21-28 SU. Vancouver is covering 51.9% of the time, going 27-25 straight up.
The Calgary Flames head into this matchup with a record of 27 victories and 22 defeats, which is good for 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 143 goals which has them at 12th in the Western Conference and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -25, which is good for 25th in the league. The Flames have compiled a total of 60 points, which has them at 18th in the league and 8th in the conference. With regard to shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 1,724 which has them at 5th in the West and 11th in the league. As a group, Calgary has earned a total of 941 hits which means they are averaging 17.1 per contest. They have compiled a total of 630 blocks for this year. The goaltender for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,293 mins in net for the campaign. Rittich is surrendering 2.88 goals per contest which ranks him 19th among Western Conference goalies and 37th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he has given up 110 goals. He holds a save % of .909 which ranks him 19th among Western Conference goalies.
The Calgary Flames will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3 - 2 loss against the Nashville Predators in their last game. The Flames offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. For this game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 39 shots they attempted. They also had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score a goal. Calgary earned a total of 2 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Flames was 66 and the Corsi against was 58 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 53.2%. Their Fenwick was 42 and the Fenwick against sat at 42, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They earned 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 30 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 54.3% and they had a PDO of 99.3 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Nashville Predators tallied 35 shots. They finished with a total of 4 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 1 power play chance.
The Canucks are the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 30 wins and 20 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are sitting 3rd in the Western Conference and 12th in the league with +11. They currently have a total of 176 goals for this season which has them sitting at 2nd in the West. Vancouver has a save percentage as a team of .909 which has them 9th in the league, which means scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.3% which is good for 5th in the conference. In goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having an ok season by allowing 2.77 goals per contest and that has him ranked 12th in the West and 27th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,250 minutes he has played this year, he has given up 104 goals. He's earned a save % of .916, which puts him at 10th in the West and 19th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Vancouver Canucks played the Minnesota Wild in a game where the Canucks were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 4 - 2. In this game, Vancouver had a 49.5% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 51 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 52. They had a Fenwick percentage of 45.2% with a Fenwick of 33 and the Wild earning a 40 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO of 92.9 and their percentage of oZS was 45.8%. The Canucks converted 2 goals of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play chances in this outing and netted 2 out of those chances. In discussing their opponent, the Wild had 4 power play attempts and came through by scoring 2 goals. Vancouver conceded 37 shots on goal and the Wild ended up with a total of 18 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (+113)
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