Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 2/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-127) Canucks (+115)
Braden Holtby and the Vancouver Canucks (6-11-0) host the Calgary Flames (7-5-1) at Rogers Arena on Saturday. The odds on this contest have the Flames priced at -127 and the Canucks are at +115. The total opens at 6.
The Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-1 win over the Canucks their last time out. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 47.2% and their PDO was 110.3 for this game. They accrued 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 23 and the Fenwick against finished at 30, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 43.4%. The Corsi for the Flames was sitting at 27 and the Corsi against was at 35 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 43.5%. Calgary accrued 8 minutes in the box in this game. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score. The Flames had a middle of the road offensive outing in this victory. For the outing, they tallied a score on 3 of the 26 shots they looked to score on.
Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have notched 38 goals (14th in hockey) this year and have allowed 34. For the year, they have accumulated 15 points and their points percentage is .577. Calgary has accounted for 52 power play opportunities and they have scored 12 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 23.08%. When at even strength, the Flames have surrendered 22 goals while having 26 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary has tried 376 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.1%. The Flames have had 380 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .911. Calgary Flames opponents have tallied 46 power play tries (10th in the league) and have come away with 9 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has been involved in 283 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 117-121-33 and he started in 267 games. Opponents have been able to score 746 goals versus Markstrom in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.79. Markstrom has had 8,386 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 7,640 total saves. His save percentage is at .911 during his 16,071 minutes guarding the cage. In his career, Markstrom has 139 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .521.
In their loss to Calgary, Vancouver wrapped up this game with a 56.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vancouver had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate was 56.6% by notching a Fenwick of 30 and the Flames having racked up a 23 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 90 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 52.8%. The Canucks scored 1 goal out of the 34 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal.
Vancouver has attempted 519 shots (1st in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.63%, while allowing the other team 581 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 81.43% on their opponents 70 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 9.6%. They have recorded 62 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 16.13%. The Canucks have tallied 38 goals at even strength and 10 goals (16th in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 66 goals to be scored by way of 50 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Vancouver Canucks are sitting with 50 goals, 12 points, in addition to a points percentage of .353.
Across the ice you will find Braden Holtby protecting the net. Holtby has accumulated a lifetime record of 285-127-46 and has played in 476 contests. Holtby's percentage of quality starts comes out to 57.5% and he has accumulated 268 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has accrued 12,584 saves out of 13,747 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .915. Teams are averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has yielded 1,163 goals altogether. He has been a starter 466 games and has been on the ice for 27,308 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (+115)
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