Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 12/7/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-141) Sharks (+115)
SAP Center is the site where James Reimer and the San Jose Sharks (13-11-1) will take on the Calgary Flames (15-5-5) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Flames priced at -141 and the Sharks are at +115. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Flames were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 loss against the Golden Knights in their last outing. The Corsi for the Flames sat at 46 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 49 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 48.4%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 53.6% and they had a PDO of 96.5 for this matchup. Calgary accumulated 6 penalty mins in this game. The Flames left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against was 36, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 46.3%. They garnered 32 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 27 attempts to win the puck. Additionally, they had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. In the game, they finished 2 of the 25 shots they put on net.
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Calgary Flames opponents have earned 77 power play tries (7th in professional hockey) and have racked up 10 goals in those attempts. The Flames have had 741 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .931. Calgary has taken 851 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.3%. When playing at even strength, the Flames have given up 41 goals while notching 62 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary skates onto the rink with 68 power play opportunities and they have notched 17 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 25.00%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 35 points and their points % is .700. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have accounted for 79 goals (9th in the league) this year and have allowed 51.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jacob Markstrom. For his professional hockey career, Markstrom has recorded 167 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .525. His save percentage currently is at .911 for his 19,063 minutes in the crease. Markstrom has seen 9,772 shots against him and has gathered 8,906 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 866 goals against Markstrom in his career and his goals against average is 2.73. He has earned a mark of 142-142-38 and was named the starter in 318 games. Markstrom has been in goal for 334 contests throughout his hockey career.
In their last outing, San Jose played the Blue Jackets in an outing where the Sharks took the loss by a final score of 6-4. They had 1 power play chance in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. The Sharks netted 4 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO of 92 and their oZS percentage was 60.8%. San Jose went home with a 52.2% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game San Jose had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their Fenwick rate was 54.5% by amassing a Fenwick of 48 and the Blue Jackets having racked up a 40 Fenwick at even strength.
So far this season, the San Jose Sharks have accounted for 66 goals, 27 points, in addition to a points percentage of .540. They have allowed 67 goals to be scored by of a combination of 59 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sharks have earned 55 goals at even strength and 11 goals (24th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 65 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 16.92%. San Jose has tried 721 shots (18th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.15%, while allowing the opposition 748 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 87.30% on their opponents 63 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.0%.
Across the ice you will find James Reimer defending the goal. Reimer has compiled a career mark of 181-135-44 and has participated in 399 games. Reimer's rate of quality starts sits at 51.5% and he has accumulated 187 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He is sitting with 10,597 stops out of 11,596 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .914. His opposition is averaging 2.76 goals/game and he has given up 999 goals altogether. He has started in 363 games and his ice time sits at 21,695 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (-141)
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