Nashville Predators vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 11/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Calgary Flames
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+125) Flames (-152)
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators go to Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday where they'll meet the Calgary Flames. The Flames open this game at -152 while the Predators are priced at +125. The total opens at 5.5.
The Predators were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win against the Islanders the last time they stepped on the ice. The Predators offense showed they have some room for improvement in this victory. In the outing, they scored on 3 out of the 23 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score. Nashville tallied 10 mins in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Predators came in at 43 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 40 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 51.8%. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick against was 34, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They accounted for 23 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 22 opportunities to win the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 42.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 111.8 in this game.
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Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Nashville Predators have earned 22 goals (21st in the league) this season and have conceded 22. For the current season, they have recorded 8 points and their points % is .500. Nashville has accounted for 26 power play opportunities and they have notched 7 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 26.92%. While at even strength, the Predators let the opposition score 16 goals while having 15 on offense. Nashville has attempted 238 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.2%. The Predators have had 243 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .909. Nashville Predators opponents have 27 power play opportunities (15th in the league) and have racked up 6 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Juuse Saros. Opponents have notched 378 goals against Saros in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.49. Saros has taken the ice for 162 games over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .920 during his 9,096 minutes on the ice. He has earned a mark of 79-51-17 and he started in 146 games. In his professional hockey career, Saros has accrued 89 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .610. Saros has seen 4,737 shots against him and he has 4,359 total saves.
In their last contest, Calgary went up against the Flyers in a game where the Flames got the victory by a tally of 4-0. Calgary wrapped up this game with a 59.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Calgary had and we'd say they played well overall. They had a Fenwick percentage of 64.9% by tallying a Fenwick of 37 and the Flyers finishing with a 20 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 107 and they had an oZS percentage of 48.5%. The Flames converted 4 goals of the 36 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 chances on the power play in this outing and tallied 2 goals out of those chances.
Calgary has attempted 283 shots (6th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.25%, while allowing the opposition 242 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 84.62% on their oppositions 26 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 93.8%. They have recorded 24 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 29.17%. The Flames have earned 22 goals at even strength and 7 goals (6th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 15 goals to be scored by way of 11 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 29 goals, 13 points, in addition to a points percentage of .813.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jacob Markstrom in net. Markstrom has accrued a lifetime record of 136-138-35 and has played in 321 games. Markstrom's quality start rate is 52.5% and he has accumulated 160 quality starts in his professional career. He has a tally of 8,564 saves out of the 9,403 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .911. His opponents are averaging 2.75 goals per game and he has given up 839 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 305 games and has played 18,280 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-152)
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