Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 3/31/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-118) Canucks (-102)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (16-18-3) go to Rogers Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Vancouver Canucks (16-18-3). The line on this contest has the Flames priced at -118 and the Canucks are at -102. The over/under is set at 6.
The Flames will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-1 defeat to the Jets in the last game they played. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 54.5% and they had a PDO of 78.3 for this one. They accrued 19 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 17 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 27, giving them a Fenwick rate of 54.2%. The Corsi for the Flames was 36 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 33 which means they had a Corsi rate of 52.2%. Calgary recorded 8 minutes in the box for this game. Moreover, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and scored 1 goal. The Flames left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. For the game, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 30 shots they put on goal.
When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have racked up 95 goals (19th in hockey) on the season and have allowed 111. For the current season, they have accumulated 35 points and their points percentage comes in at .473. Calgary has accounted for 127 power play opportunities and they have tallied 26 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 20.47%. While playing at even strength, the Flames have allowed the opponent to score 88 goals while earning 69 on offense. Calgary has taken 1,102 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.6%. The Flames have had 1,102 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .899. Calgary Flames opponents have recorded 120 power play opportunities (3rd in professional hockey) and have notched 23 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has been in goal for 298 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has compiled a mark of 122-130-34 and he started in 282 games. The opposition has been able to score 793 goals versus Markstrom in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.82. Markstrom has had 8,799 shots against him and he has 8,006 total saves. He has a save percentage of .910 for his 16,902 minutes between the pipes. For his professional hockey career, Markstrom is sitting with 145 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .514.
When they were on the ice last, Vancouver went up against the Jets in an outing where the Canucks ended up losing by a final score of 5-1. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Canucks earned 1 goal of the 39 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 91 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 53.8%. Vancouver went home with a 61.2% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Vancouver played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 58.9% by notching a Fenwick of 43 and the Jets ending the game with a 30 Fenwick at even strength.
Vancouver has tried 1,115 shots (4th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 8.70%, while allowing the other team 1,249 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.57% on their oppositions 126 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.5%. They have recorded 106 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 19.81%. The Canucks have accumulated 76 goals at even strength and 21 goals (18th in the league) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 119 goals to be scored by of a combination of 92 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Vancouver Canucks have accounted for 97 goals, 35 points, and a points percentage of .473.
Across the ice you are likely to see Thatcher Demko in the crease. Demko is the owner of a career mark of 30-25-4 and has been in goal for 62 games. Demko's quality start rate sits at 59.3% and he has made 35 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has gathered 1,800 stops out of the 1,976 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .911. Teams are averaging 2.92 goals per contest and he has yielded 176 goals overall. He has made the start in 59 games and has played for a total of 3,619 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-118)
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