Calgary Flames vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 12/30/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-122) Kraken (+102)
Climate Pledge Arena is where the Seattle Kraken (10-17-3) will attempt to defeat the Calgary Flames (15-7-6) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has Calgary at -122 and Seattle is sitting at +102. The over/under is 6.
The Calgary Flames were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-2 loss against the Bruins in the last game they played. Calgary amassed 10 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Flames could have played much better offensively in the loss. Furthermore, they had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. In the matchup, they scored on 2 of the 42 shots they put on net.
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Calgary Flames opponents have 84 power play opportunities (21st in professional hockey) and have scored 12 goals in those chances. The Flames have had 821 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .924. Calgary has attempted 963 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.8%. When at even strength, the Flames have surrendered 50 goals while earning 67 when they are on offense. Calgary skates onto the rink with 81 power play opportunities and they have notched 18 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 22.22%. For the current season, they have accumulated 36 points and their points percentage is sitting at .643. When it comes to their scoring, the Calgary Flames have racked up 85 goals (18th in hockey) for the year and have conceded 62.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jacob Markstrom. In his professional hockey career, Markstrom has 168 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .525. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 19,186 mins played. Markstrom has seen 9,825 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 8,953 saves. The opposition has scored 872 goals versus Markstrom in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.73. He has earned a win-loss record of 142-143-39 and he was named the starter in 320 games. Markstrom has been involved in 336 contests throughout his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, Seattle played the Oilers in an outing where the Kraken ended up losing by a mark of 5-3. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this one but were not able to net one. The Kraken notched 3 goals of the 17 shots on goal they attempted.
Seattle has taken 838 shots (27th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.02%, while allowing their opponents 861 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on their opponents 65 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 87.6%. They have earned 80 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 17.50%. The Kraken are sitting with 70 goals at even strength and 14 goals (24th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 107 goals to be scored by way of 94 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Seattle Kraken have 84 goals, 23 points, and a points percentage of .383.
Across the ice you will find Chris Driedger in net. Driedger has compiled a career mark of 24-12-4 and has been in goal for 46 contests. Driedger's quality start percentage is 62.5% and he has accumulated 25 quality starts in his NHL career. He has recorded 1,130 saves out of the 1,223 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .924. The opposition is averaging 2.26 goals per game and he has yielded 93 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 40 games and has played 2,472 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (-122)
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