Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 2/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+129) Maple Leafs (-143)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (14-4-2) host the Calgary Flames (9-9-1) at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday. The Maple Leafs open this game at -143 while the Flames are coming in at +129. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-0 victory against the Maple Leafs in their previous game. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 105.0 for this matchup. They amassed 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 15 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick was 26 and the Fenwick against finished at 39, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 40.0%. The Corsi for the Flames came in at 32 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 47 which means they had a Corsi rate of 40.5%. Calgary accounted for 10 penalty minutes in this contest. In addition, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to score 2 goals. The Flames offense showed they have some room for improvement in the win. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 33 shots they attempted.
Calgary Flames opponents have recorded 68 power play opportunities (4th in professional hockey) and have scored 14 goals in those attempts. The Flames have had 575 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .906. Calgary has tried 556 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.8%. While at even strength, the Flames have conceded 40 goals while scoring 33 of their own. Calgary comes into tonight with 74 power play opportunities and they have tallied 16 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 21.62%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 19 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 49 goals (16th in the National Hockey League) for the season and have given up 54.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has played in 287 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 118-124-33 and he started in 271 games. Opponents have notched 761 goals versus Markstrom in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.81. Markstrom has seen 8,508 shots against him and has recorded 7,747 saves. His save percentage currently is .911 during his 16,266 mins in the crease. Over the course of his career, Markstrom has earned 141 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .520.
In their loss to Calgary, Toronto had 7 power play chances in this game but were not able to net one. The Maple Leafs scored 0 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking. They had a PDO at even strength of 95 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 50.0%. Toronto earned a 59.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Toronto played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their Fenwick percentage was 60.0% by accumulating a Fenwick of 39 and the Flames having a 26 Fenwick at even strength.
On the campaign, the Toronto Maple Leafs have accounted for 72 goals, 30 points, in addition to a points percentage of .750. They have permitted 54 goals to be scored by way of 40 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded. The Maple Leafs have tallied 51 goals at even strength and 21 goals (1st in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 63 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 33.33%. Toronto has tried 590 shots (4th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 12.20%, while allowing their opponents 577 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 78.79% on the other teams 66 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.6%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Frederik Andersen defending the net. Andersen has earned a career record of 224-95-47 and has been in goal for 385 games. Andersen's percentage of quality starts comes out to 57.8% and he has made 216 quality starting assignments in his career. He is sitting with 10,587 saves out of the 11,557 shots tried, giving him a save % of .916. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has surrendered 970 goals in total. He was named a starter in 374 games and has played 22,136 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (-143) and under 6 goals
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