Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 2/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-133) Canucks (+120)
Rogers Place is the site where Braden Holtby and the Vancouver Canucks (6-10-0) will play the Calgary Flames (6-5-1) on Thursday. The Canucks open this contest at +120 while the Flames are priced at -133. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Flames went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3-2 victory over the Jets their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Flames was 48 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 32 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 60.0%. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 48.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 103.3 in this game. Calgary earned 4 penalty minutes for this contest. The Flames offense showed they have some room for improvement in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick against was 25, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 60.3%. They tallied 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to gain puck control. They also had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. For the game, they earned a goal on 3 of the 29 shots they launched.
The Flames have had 346 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .905. When at even strength, the Flames have allowed 21 goals while notching 23 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary Flames opponents have 42 power play tries (14th in pro hockey) and have a total of 9 goals in those chances. For the season, they sit with 13 points and their points percentage sits at .542. Calgary has taken 350 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.0%. In the matter of scoring goals, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 35 goals (14th in the league) so far this year and have conceded 33. Calgary has compiled 49 power play chances and they have tallied 12 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 24.49%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has participated in 282 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has an overall mark of 116-121-33 and he has gotten the start in 266 games. Opponents have been able to score 745 goals against Markstrom in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.79. Markstrom has had 8,352 shot attempts against him and has recorded 7,607 saves. His save percentage is at .911 in his 16,011 mins in the crease. Over the course of his career, Markstrom has earned 138 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .519.
The last time they were on the ice, Vancouver went up against the Maple Leafs in a game where the Canucks ended up taking the loss by a mark of 3-1. Vancouver wound up with a 56.1% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vancouver played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 56.9% by earning a Fenwick of 37 and the Maple Leafs having accrued a 28 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 82 and they had an oZS percentage of 64.1%. The Canucks scored 1 goal out of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and scored 1 out of those attempts.
The Canucks have accumulated 37 goals at even strength and 10 goals (14th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Vancouver has tried 485 shots (1st in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.10%, while allowing the other team 555 shots. On the year, the Vancouver Canucks have accounted for 49 goals, 12 points, in addition to a points percentage of .375. They have recorded 57 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.54%. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.60% on their oppositions 67 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 10.1%. They have allowed 63 goals to be scored by way of 47 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Braden Holtby in net. He is sitting with 12,584 stops out of 13,747 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .915. Holtby has a career mark of 285-127-46 and has played in 476 games. He has made the start in 466 contests and has played 27,308 minutes. Holtby's percentage of quality starts comes out to 57.5% and he has qualified for 268 quality starts in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has allowed 1,163 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (+120)
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