Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 2/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-175) Senators (+145)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (9-10-2) head to Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday where they'll take on the Ottawa Senators (7-14-1). The Flames open this matchup at -175 while the Senators are priced at +145. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Flames will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 6-1 defeat to the Senators in their last game. The Corsi for the Flames came in at 60 and the Corsi against was 55 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 52.2%. Their offensive zone starts were at 72.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 84.0 in this one. Calgary accounted for 2 mins in the box for this matchup. The Flames didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 42 and the Fenwick against was 43, giving them a Fenwick rate of 49.4%. They totaled 28 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 25 attempts to control the puck. Moreover, they had 1 power play try but weren't able to score. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 30 shots they put on goal.
Calgary Flames opponents have totaled 72 power play tries (3rd in pro hockey) and have scored 14 goals in those attempts. The Flames have had 645 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .904. Calgary has attempted 608 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.4%. At even strength, the Flames have allowed the opponent to score 48 goals while scoring 35 themselves. Calgary has accumulated 76 power play opportunities and they have added 16 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 21.05%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 20 points and their points percentage is .476. In reference to scoring goals, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 51 goals (19th in the league) so far this season and have given up 62.
The man in goal for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Opponents have scored 761 goals against Markstrom in his career and his goals against average is 2.81. Markstrom has been involved in 287 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .911 during his 16,266 mins between the pipes. He has compiled an overall mark of 118-124-33 and he started in 271 games. During his career on the ice, Markstrom has tallied 140 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .517. Markstrom has had 8,508 shot attempts against him and he has 7,747 saves.
In their win over Calgary, Ottawa had a 47.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Ottawa played and they showed up in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.6% by accumulating a Fenwick of 43 and the Flames ending the game with a 42 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 116 and their oZS percentage was 27.8%. The Senators recorded 6 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play chance in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal.
Ottawa has put up 716 shots (2nd in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 7.96%, while allowing the opposition 688 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 75.36% on their opponents 69 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 87.6%. They have recorded 77 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 12.99%. The Senators have scored 47 goals at even strength and 10 goals (23rd in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 85 goals to be scored by of a combination of 68 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Ottawa Senators have accumulated 57 goals, 15 points, and a points percentage of .341.
Across the rink you will find Matt Murray in net. Teams are averaging 2.73 goals/game and he has relinquished 557 goals overall. Murray's rate of quality starts is 51.4% and he has qualified for 107 quality starts in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 208 games and has played for a total of 12,262 minutes. Murray has compiled a lifetime record of 122-62-20 and has been in goal for 216 games. He has recorded 5,786 stops out of the 6,343 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .912.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (-175)
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