Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 12/14/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+108) Predators (-130)
Daniel Vladar and the Calgary Flames (15-7-6) are headed to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Nashville Predators (17-10-1). The odds on this matchup have the Flames coming in at +108 and the Predators are at -130. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Calgary Flames had a rough game after their 4-2 defeat to the Bruins the last time they stepped on the ice. Calgary compiled 10 penalty minutes in this game. The Flames could have played much better offensively in the defeat. Moreover, they had 5 attempts on the power play and netted 1 goal. In the outing, they converted 2 out of the 42 shots they put on net.
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Calgary Flames opponents have recorded 84 power play tries (9th in the NHL) and have racked up 12 goals in those chances. The Flames have had 821 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .924. Calgary has tried 963 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.8%. At even strength, the Flames have given up 50 goals while earning 67 of their own. Calgary has accounted for 81 power play chances and they have added 18 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 22.22%. For the current season, they have recorded 36 points and their points percentage comes in at .643. In the matter of scoring goals, the Calgary Flames have earned 85 goals (12th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have surrendered 62.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Daniel Vladar. For his career, Vladar has earned 5 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .417. His save percentage currently is .910 during his 729 minutes on the ice. Vladar has had 356 shot attempts against him and has gathered 324 total saves. The opposition has notched 32 goals versus Vladar in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.63. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 7-3-2 and he has started in 12 games. Vladar has played in 12 contests throughout his NHL career.
In their last contest, Nashville opposed the Rangers in an outing where the Predators ended up with the victory by a final of 1-0. They had 1 power play chance in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Predators scored 1 goal of the 24 shots on goal they took.
Nashville has taken 833 shots (18th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.60%, while allowing their opponents 831 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 78.41% on their opponents 88 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.0%. They have earned 76 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 23.68%. The Predators are sitting with 62 goals at even strength and 18 goals (9th in the league) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 75 goals to be scored by way of 56 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Nashville Predators have earned a total of 80 goals, 35 points, as well as a points percentage of .625.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Juuse Saros in goal. He has compiled 4,766 saves out of the 5,175 shots tried, giving him a save % of .921. Saros has a lifetime record of 89-55-18 and has been in goal for 177 games. He has started in 161 contests and has played 9,967 minutes. Saros' quality start rate comes out to 62.7% and he has made 101 quality starts in his pro hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.46 goals/game and he has relinquished 409 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (-130)
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