Carolina Hurricanes vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 12/9/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Calgary Flames
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (+100) Flames (-121)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (15-6-5) host the Carolina Hurricanes (17-6-1) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday. The Flames open this game at -121 while the Hurricanes are priced at +100. The O/U is set at 6.
The Hurricanes came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-2 win against the Jets in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was sitting at 52 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 30 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 63.4%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 52.6% and they had a PDO of 99.7 for this matchup. Carolina compiled 6 penalty minutes in this outing. The Hurricanes had a solid offensive outing in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick Against sat at 17, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 67.9%. They amassed 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to win the face-off. Moreover, they had 3 chances with the advantage and scored 2 goals. In the game, they scored on 4 of the 34 shots they attempted.
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The Hurricanes have had 652 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .917. While playing at even strength, the Hurricanes have surrendered 42 goals while having 63 as an offensive unit. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have 92 power play tries (1st in the NHL) and have come away with 12 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have racked up 35 points and their points percentage is .729. Carolina has attempted 804 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.8%. Pertaining to their scoring, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 79 goals (12th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 54. Carolina has tallied 77 power play chances and they have scored 16 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 20.78%.
The player in the crease for this game is Frederik Andersen. Andersen has played in 410 matchups over the course of his hockey career. He has a record of 238-105-48 and he started in 398 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,031 goals versus Andersen in his career and his goals against average is 2.62. Andersen has seen 12,234 shots taken against him and has recorded 11,203 saves. His save percentage sits at .916 for his 23,599 mins played. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Andersen has earned 227 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .570.
In their last game, Calgary faced the Sharks in a game where the Flames ended up taking the loss by a tally of 5-3. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Flames had 3 goals of the 43 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO of 94 and their oZS percentage was 53.8%. Calgary went home with a 61.7% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Calgary played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their Fenwick rate came in at 63.9% by tallying a Fenwick of 53 and the Sharks having racked up a 30 Fenwick.
The Flames have tallied 65 goals at even strength and 17 goals (7th in hockey) while on the power play. Calgary has attempted 894 shots (3rd in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.17%, while allowing the other team 768 shots. So far this season, the Calgary Flames are sitting with 82 goals, 35 points, and a points percentage of .673. They have earned 71 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 23.94%. They have a penalty kill rate of 84.81% on the other teams 79 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 92.7%. They have allowed 56 goals to be scored by way of 44 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Jacob Markstrom defending the net. He has compiled 8,906 stops out of the 9,772 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .911. Markstrom has earned a career mark of 142-142-38 and has been in net for 334 games. He has started in 318 games and has played 19,063 mins. Markstrom's quality start percentage comes out to 52.5% and he has 167 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.73 goals per game and he has conceded 866 goals in total.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Calgary (-121) and under 6 goals
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