Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 1/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
TV: NHL Center Ice
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+100) Jets (-120)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames go to Bell MTS Place on Thursday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets open this contest at -120 while the Flames are priced at +100. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Flames will look to clean up some issues after taking a 7 - 3 defeat against the Stars in their last game of last season. The Flames had an average offensive performance in the loss. In the outing, they scored on 3 out of the 41 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. Calgary earned 4 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Flames was 63 and the Corsi against was 33 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 65.6%. Their Fenwick was 43 and the Fenwick against was 25, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 63.2%. They earned 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 66.7% and they had a PDO of 77.0 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Dallas Stars earned a total of 24 shots. They finished with a total of 6 penalty minutes and they earned 2 power play opportunities.
Protecting the net for Calgary is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and played 2,552 minutes minding the goal for the campaign. Markstrom gave up an average of 2.75 GAA which placed him at 14th in the West and 29th in the NHL. During the year, he allowed 117 goals. His save % was .918 which placed him at 10th in the West. The Flames scored a total of 204 goals which was good for 10th in the Western Conference and 20th in the NHL. Their goal differential was -10, ranking them 23rd in the NHL. The Flames earned a total of 79 points, which was good for 17th in the NHL and 7th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they earned a total of 2,212 which was good for 8th in the Western Conference and 14th in the NHL. As a group, Calgary had a total of 1,214 hits which means they had an average of 17.3 per game. They earned a total of 788 blocks for the season.
The Jets played the Flames in an outing where the Jets took the loss by a tally of 4 - 0 in their final game of the campaign. Winnipeg wound up with a 50.5% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 50 and they gave up a Corsi of 49. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 47.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Flames finishing with a 36 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Winnipeg had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 85.2 and their percentage of oZS was 42.8%. The Jets scored 0 goals of the 31 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. As for the opposition, the Flames had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to notch a goal. Winnipeg gave way to 34 shots on goal and the Flames ended up with a total of 9 penalty mins.
In goal for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who had a marginal year by giving up 2.57 goals per contest and that placed him 7th among West goalies and 16th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 3,269 minutes he played last year, he allowed 140 goals. He held a save % of .922, which had him sitting 5th among West goalies and 9th in the NHL among goaltenders. Regarding goal differential, they ranked 4th in the conference and 12th in the league with +12. They had a total of 213 goals for the season which had them at 7th in the West. Winnipeg had a save % as a team of .913 which had them 5th in the league, which means scoring opportunities may be scarce. They had a team shooting percentage of 9.6% which was good for 6th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (+100)
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