Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames Predictions, NHL Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+105) Flames (-125)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (37-28-6, 4th in the Central Division) head to Rogers Place on Monday where they'll take on the Calgary Flames (36-27-7, 3rd in the Pacific Division). Calgary leads the series 1-0. The moneyline on this matchup has the Jets priced at +105 and the Flames are at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Jets cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 34-34 SU. Calgary is covering 46.9% of the time, going 30-34 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets head into this game holding a record of 37 wins and 28 losses, putting them at 4th in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 213 goals which ranks them 7th in the Western Conference and 16th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +12, putting them at 12th in the NHL. The Jets currently have a total of 80 pts, which ranks them 15th in the NHL and 6th in the West. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 2,222 which ranks them 6th in the West and 12th in the NHL. As a unit, Winnipeg has earned a total of 1,470 hits which means they are averaging 20.7 per contest. They currently have a total of 760 blocks for the season. The man in the crease for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has racked up 3,269 mins in net this year. Hellebuyck is giving up 2.57 goals per game which has him ranking 7th in the West and 16th in the NHL. For the season, he has surrendered 140 goals. He holds a save % of .922 which has him ranking 5th in the West.
The Winnipeg Jets had a rough game after their 4 - 1 loss against the Flames their last time out. The Jets didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 18 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 7 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. Winnipeg ended up with 13 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Jets was 34 and the Corsi against was 30 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 53.1%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 25, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.5%. They took 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 16 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 42.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.9 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Calgary Flames tallied a total of 33 shots. They finished with a total of 19 minutes in the box and they had 4 power play attempts.
The Flames will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 36 wins and 27 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are currently sitting 12th in the conference and 23rd in the league with -10. They have earned a total of 204 goals for the season which is good for 10th in the West. Calgary has a save % as a team of .906 which is good for 13th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a shooting percentage of 9.2% which is good for 9th in the Western Conference. In goal for Calgary is David Rittich who is having a bad campaign by giving up 2.97 goals per game and that has him ranked 23rd in the Western Conference and 45th among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,792 minutes he has played, he has allowed 138 goals. He's earned a save % of .907, which has him ranking 20th in the Western Conference and 40th among goalies in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames look to repeat their Game 1 performance after the dominating 4-1 victory. In the game, Calgary earned a 46.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 30 while the opposition had a Corsi of 34. They had a Fenwick percentage of 45.5% with a Fenwick of 25 and the Jets having a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Calgary played and it was a good performance overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 98.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 57.4%. The Flames netted 4 goals of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and were able to convert 2 out of those chances. Regarding the opposition, the Jets had 7 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Calgary gave up 18 shots on goal and the Jets had 13 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-125)
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