Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 3/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-175) Senators (+145)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (15-15-3) go to Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday where they'll take on the Ottawa Senators (11-20-3). The line on this contest has the Flames priced at -175 and the Senators are at +145. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Flames had a rough game after their 2-1 loss against the Senators in their last contest. The Corsi for the Flames came in at 59 and the Corsi against was 38 which means they had a Corsi rate of 60.8%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 76.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 93.5 in this game. Calgary had 2 mins in the box for this matchup. The Flames didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. Their Fenwick was 44 and the Fenwick against finished at 27, giving them a Fenwick rate of 62.0%. They had a tally of 26 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 18 attempts to take control of the puck. Furthermore, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to score. While out there on the ice, they finished 1 of the 36 shots they put on net.
The Flames have had 989 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .901. While at even strength, the Flames have conceded 77 goals while earning 64 as an offensive unit. Calgary Flames opponents have tallied 107 power play tries (4th in pro hockey) and have scored 21 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have recorded 33 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. Calgary has taken 983 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.9%. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have accounted for 87 goals (20th in pro hockey) this year and have allowed 98. Calgary has accumulated 114 power play opportunities and they have scored 23 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 20.18%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has been in net for 295 games throughout his NHL career. He has earned a record of 122-127-34 and he has gotten the start in 279 games. The opposition has notched 784 goals versus Markstrom in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.81. Markstrom has had 8,717 shot attempts against him and has recorded 7,933 saves. His save percentage is at .910 in his 16,747 mins guarding the cage. For his professional hockey career, Markstrom has tallied 144 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .516.
In their win over Calgary, Ottawa had a PDO at even strength of 107 and their oZS percentage was 23.5%. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. They had a Fenwick percentage of 38.0% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Flames having accrued a 44 Fenwick at even strength. The Senators had 2 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they took. Ottawa wound up with a 39.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Ottawa had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all.
Ottawa has attempted 1,074 shots (3rd in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.10%, while allowing the opposition 1,089 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 75.00% on the other teams 104 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 88.1%. They have recorded 111 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 14.41%. The Senators have accumulated 71 goals at even strength and 16 goals (26th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 130 goals to be scored by way of 104 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Ottawa Senators have accumulated 87 goals, 25 points, and a points percentage of .368.
For the opposition you are going to see Filip Gustavsson defending the goal. He has gathered 43 stops out of 44 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .977. Gustavsson holds a career record of 1-0-1 and has participated in 2 games. He has been a starter 1 contests and has played for a total of 80 mins. Gustavsson's quality start percentage comes out to 100.0% and he has made 1 quality starting assignments in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 0.75 goals per game and he has allowed 1 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (-175)
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