Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 2/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-111) Jets (-105)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (4-4-1) go to Bell MTS Place on Thursday where they'll take on the Winnipeg Jets (6-3-1). The line on this contest has the Flames priced at -111 and the Jets are at -105. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Flames will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3 - 2 defeat to the Jets their last time out. The Flames left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. In the game, they scored on 2 of the 31 shots they put on net. They also had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Calgary earned 4 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Flames was 56 and the Corsi against was 44 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 56.0%. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against sat at 36, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They earned 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 17 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 55.7% and they had a PDO of 99.4 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Winnipeg Jets tallied 28 shots. They ended the game with 8 penalty mins and they earned 2 power play attempts.
The Flames have had 260 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .912. While playing at even strength, the Flames let the opposition score 13 goals while getting 15 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary Flames opponents have amassed 32 power play tries (21st in the NHL) and have notched 7 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have accumulated 9 points and their points % is .500. Calgary has taken 269 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.3%. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have notched 25 goals (18th in the NHL) for the season and have given up 23. Calgary comes into tonight with 40 power play chances and they have notched 10 goals during those chances, earning them a percentage of 25.00%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has participated in 279 games during his hockey career. He has amassed a record of 114-120-33 and he has started in 263 games. The opposition has notched 736 goals versus Markstrom in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.79. Markstrom has seen 8,267 shots against him and has garnered 7,531 saves. His save percentage currently is .911 in his 15,832 mins played. In his professional hockey career, Markstrom has tallied 137 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .521.
In their win over Calgary, Winnipeg wound up with a 44.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 44 while they gave up a Corsi of 56. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.0% by earning a Fenwick of 36 and the Flames ending the game with a 36 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Winnipeg played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. They had a PDO of 100.6 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 44.3%. The Jets notched 3 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Flames had 4 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. Winnipeg conceded 31 shots on goal and the Flames had a total of 4 penalty minutes.
On the season, the Winnipeg Jets have earned a total of 35 goals, 13 points, in addition to a points percentage of .650. They have allowed 30 goals to be scored by of a combination of 24 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Jets are sitting with 26 goals at even strength and 8 goals (12th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 37 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.62%. Winnipeg has tried 308 shots (10th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 11.36%, while allowing their opponents 317 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 78.57% on the other teams 28 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 11.4%.
Across the ice you are going to see Connor Hellebuyck defending the goal. He has tallied 7,659 saves out of 8,355 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .917. Hellebuyck has accrued a lifetime mark of 152-87-23 and has played in 277 contests. He has been a starter 268 games and has racked up 15,829 minutes. Hellebuyck's percentage of quality starts is 54.1% and he has made 145 quality starts in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.64 goals per game and he has relinquished 696 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-105)
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