Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 4/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
TV: Sportsnet One
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+135) Canadiens (-155)
Bell Centre is the site where Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (18-12-9) will take on the Calgary Flames (17-21-3) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Flames priced at +135 and the Canadiens are at -155. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Flames were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-0 victory against the Oilers in their last contest. The Flames had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the win. In the game, they converted 5 of the 32 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 4 chances on the power play and were able to net 1 goal. Calgary garnered 8 penalty minutes for this contest. The Corsi for the Flames sat at 45 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 36 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 55.6%. Their Fenwick came in at 35 and the Fenwick against was 25, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 58.3%. They amassed 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 opportunities to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 42.4% and they had a PDO of 119.0 in this game.
Calgary Flames opponents have totaled 132 power play tries (7th in the NHL) and have racked up 26 goals in those chances. The Flames have had 1,204 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .898. Calgary has taken 1,223 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.8%. At even strength, the Flames have surrendered 97 goals while notching 80 as an offensive unit. Calgary has 135 power play opportunities and they have scored 27 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 20.00%. For the year, they have accumulated 37 points and their points % is .451. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have earned 107 goals (25th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have surrendered 123.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jacob Markstrom. Opponents have notched 801 goals against Markstrom in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.81. Markstrom has been involved in 301 matchups throughout his hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .910 for his 17,080 minutes guarding the cage. He has earned an overall mark of 123-132-34 and got the start in 285 games. Over the course of his career, Markstrom has 146 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .512. Markstrom has seen 8,871 shots taken against him and he has 8,070 saves.
In their last outing, Montreal went up against the Maple Leafs in a matchup where the Canadiens notched a victory by a final score of 4-2. Montreal went home with a 51.1% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Montreal had and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick rate was 53.8% by tallying a Fenwick of 35 and the Maple Leafs ending the game with a 30 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 104 and their oZS percentage was 40.7%. The Canadiens recorded 4 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this matchup and netted 1 out of those opportunities.
Montreal has tried 1,284 shots (8th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.42%, while allowing the opposition 1,098 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 76.74% on their opponents 129 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.3%. They have recorded 107 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.56%. The Canadiens have tallied 99 goals at even strength and 22 goals (20th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 107 goals to be scored by way of 77 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Montreal Canadiens have earned a total of 121 goals, 45 points, in addition to a points percentage of .577.
On the other side of the ice you will find Carey Price in goal. Price is sitting with a career mark of 360-256-79 and has played in 705 games. Price's rate of quality starts is 57.4% and he has accumulated 398 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has tallied 19,156 stops out of 20,890 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .917. His opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per contest and he has yielded 1,734 goals in total. He has been a starter 693 games and has played for a total of 41,627 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (+135)
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