Calgary Flames vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 12/5/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+100) Golden Knights (-121)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (15-4-5) go to T-Mobile Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Vegas Golden Knights (13-10-0). The odds on this game have the Flames coming in at +100 and the Golden Knights are at -121. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory against the Ducks in their last outing. The Corsi for the Flames came in at 57 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 57 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 50.0%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 58.6% and they had a PDO of 102.1 for this one. Calgary compiled 4 penalty mins in this contest. The Flames played really well in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 48 and the Fenwick Against sat at 40, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.5%. They compiled 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 29 attempts to control the puck. In addition, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. In the outing, they scored on 4 of the 36 shots they tried.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have racked up 77 goals (7th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have given up 48. For the season, they have earned 35 points and their points % is .729. Calgary has tallied 66 power play chances and they have tallied 17 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 25.76%. At even strength, the Flames have surrendered 38 goals while having 60 of their own. Calgary has taken 826 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.3%. The Flames have had 713 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .933. Calgary Flames opponents have tallied 74 power play tries (7th in professional hockey) and have earned 10 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Jacob Markstrom. The opposition has racked up 863 goals versus Markstrom in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.72. Markstrom has taken the ice for 333 games during his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 19,006 minutes between the pipes. He has a record of 142-141-38 and he has gotten the start in 317 games. Over the course of his career, Markstrom has earned 167 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .527. Markstrom has had 9,744 shot attempts against him and he has 8,881 saves.
In their last contest, Vegas squared up with the Coyotes in a matchup where the Golden Knights earned a victory by a mark of 7-1. Their PDO at even strength was 117 and their percentage of oZS was 51.6%. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and earned 1 goal out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick rate came in at 47.1% by tallying a Fenwick of 32 and the Coyotes having earned a 36 Fenwick at even strength. The Golden Knights notched 7 goals of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. Vegas earned a 46.6% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vegas had and we'd say they played well overall.
The Golden Knights have tallied 69 goals at even strength and 8 goals (28th in the NHL) while on the power play. Vegas has put up 759 shots (10th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.14%, while allowing their opponents 762 shots. For the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have accumulated 77 goals, 26 points, in addition to a points percentage of .565. They have earned 53 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 15.09%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.33% on their opponents 66 power play chances, and their save percentage is 90.7%. They have permitted 71 goals to be scored by way of 60 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Robin Lehner protecting the net. Lehner has amassed a lifetime record of 138-133-47 and has been in net for 338 games. Lehner's quality start rate comes out to 56.1% and he has 179 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has tallied 9,574 saves out of the 10,437 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .917. Teams are averaging 2.71 goals per contest and he has surrendered 863 goals in total. He has started in 319 games and has been on the ice for 19,087 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (+100)
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