Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 11/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-125) Canadiens (-105)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames go to Bell Centre on Thursday where they'll take on the Montreal Canadiens. The moneyline on this matchup has the Flames coming in at -125 and the Canadiens are at -105. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Flames were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-1 defeat to the Sharks in their last game. The Corsi for the Flames was 55 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 47 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 53.9%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 60.5% and their PDO rating was 84.9 for this matchup. Calgary garnered 6 penalty minutes in this outing. The Flames didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. Their Fenwick was 45 and the Fenwick against was 39, giving them a Fenwick rate of 53.6%. They accrued 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to win the face-off. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. In the game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 38 shots they put on net.
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In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have earned 41 goals (7th in hockey) this year and have allowed 26. For the season, they have scored 17 points and their points % is .708. Calgary has compiled 41 power play chances and they have added 10 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 24.39%. At even strength, the Flames have conceded 21 goals while notching 31 of their own. Calgary has taken 431 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.5%. The Flames have had 340 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .924. Calgary Flames opponents have tallied 36 power play tries (17th in the league) and have scored 5 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has participated in 325 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has a win-loss record of 137-139-37 and got the start in 309 games. The opposition has racked up 848 goals versus Markstrom in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.75. Markstrom has had 9,499 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 8,651 saves. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 18,523 mins between the pipes. During his career on the ice, Markstrom has earned 162 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .524.
In their last outing, Montreal faced off against the Kings in a matchup where the Canadiens were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 3-2. Montreal wrapped up this game with a 54.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Montreal had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 52.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 42 and the Kings having accrued a 38 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 96 and their oZS percentage was 58.0%. The Canadiens had 2 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal.
Montreal has tried 422 shots (7th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 6.64%, while allowing the opposition 420 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 68.63% on their oppositions 51 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 88.6%. They have recorded 47 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 12.77%. The Canadiens have tallied 22 goals at even strength and 6 goals (25th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 48 goals to be scored by of a combination of 32 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Montreal Canadiens have accounted for 28 goals, 7 points, as well as a points percentage of .250.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jake Allen defending the goal. He has racked up 8,059 stops out of the 8,841 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .912. Allen has compiled a career mark of 162-114-32 and has been in net for 330 contests. He has been a starter 310 contests and has racked up 18,506 mins. Allen's percentage of quality starts comes in at 53.2% and he has 165 quality starts in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.54 goals/game and he has relinquished 782 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (-125)
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