Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 2/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-125) Canucks (+105)
Braden Holtby and the Vancouver Canucks (7-11-0) host the Calgary Flames (7-6-1) at Rogers Arena on Monday. The odds on this matchup have the Flames priced at -125 and the Canucks are at +105. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Flames had a rough game after their 3-1 defeat to the Canucks in their previous contest. Their offensive zone starts sat at 41.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 98.2 for this game. They had a tally of 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 31 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 27 and the Fenwick against finished at 52, giving them a Fenwick rate of 34.2%. The Corsi for the Flames was 38 and the Corsi against was 70 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 35.2%. Calgary compiled 6 minutes in the box in this matchup. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with the advantage but didn't get a goal. The Flames didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 1 of the 19 shots they looked to score on.
The Flames have had 426 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .913. While at even strength, the Flames have allowed 22 goals while earning 26 themselves. Calgary Flames opponents have earned 47 power play tries (13th in hockey) and have a total of 9 goals in those chances. For the year, they sit with 15 points and their points percentage is sitting at .536. Calgary has attempted 395 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.9%. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have notched 39 goals (17th in hockey) for the season and have conceded 37. Calgary has compiled 55 power play chances and they have added 12 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 21.82%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has been involved in 284 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has earned a mark of 117-122-33 and he has gotten the start in 268 games. The opposition has been able to score 748 goals versus Markstrom in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.78. Markstrom has had 8,431 shots taken against him and he has 7,683 saves. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 16,130 minutes on the ice. In his career, Markstrom has compiled 140 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .522.
In their win over Calgary, Vancouver went home with a 64.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 65.8% by accumulating a Fenwick of 52 and the Flames earning a 27 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 102 and they had an oZS percentage of 59.0%. The Canucks netted 3 goals of the 46 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play attempt in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal.
On the year, the Vancouver Canucks have notched a total of 53 goals, 14 points, in addition to a points percentage of .389. They have permitted 67 goals to be scored by of a combination of 24 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Canucks have accumulated 21 goals at even strength and 10 goals (17th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 63 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 15.87%. Vancouver has put up 565 shots (1st in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.38%, while allowing their opponents 600 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.19% on their opponents 73 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 9.4%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Braden Holtby defending the net. Teams are averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has surrendered 1,163 goals altogether. Holtby's quality start percentage comes out to 57.5% and he has accumulated 268 quality starts in his career. He was named a starter in 466 contests and has played 27,308 minutes. Holtby has accrued a career record of 285-127-46 and has participated in 476 games. He has accounted for 12,584 stops out of the 13,747 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (-125)
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