Ottawa Senators vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 4/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Calgary Flames
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+188) Flames (-210)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (19-22-3) play the Ottawa Senators (15-26-4) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday. The Flames open this game at -210 while the Senators are coming in at +188. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Senators had a good night with a 4-0 victory against the Canadiens in their previous outing. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 29.2% and they had a PDO of 130.0 in this one. They accumulated 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 16 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick was 19 and the Fenwick against was 27, giving them a Fenwick rate of 41.3%. The Corsi for the Senators sat at 29 and the Corsi against was 42 which means they had a Corsi rate of 40.8%. Ottawa earned 8 mins in the box in this outing. They also had 4 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal. The Senators had a good offensive outing in this victory. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 15 shots they looked to score on.
Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Ottawa Senators have tallied 120 goals (19th in pro hockey) on the season and have allowed 163. For the season, they have recorded 34 points and their points percentage comes in at .378. Ottawa has 142 power play chances and they have notched 23 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 16.20%. While at even strength, the Senators have surrendered 131 goals while having 97 as an offensive unit. Ottawa has attempted 1,384 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.7%. The Senators have had 1,461 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .888. Ottawa Senators opponents have totaled 138 power play opportunities (10th in professional hockey) and have notched 32 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Matt Murray. The opposition has notched 581 goals against Murray in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.76. Murray has participated in 223 contests throughout his NHL career. His save percentage is at .911 for his 12,626 minutes played. He has accumulated a mark of 125-66-20 and he has started in 215 games. In his professional hockey career, Murray has tallied 111 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .516. Murray has had 6,543 shots taken against him and has garnered 5,962 total saves.
In their last contest, Calgary faced off against the Canadiens in a game where the Flames went home in defeat by a final of 2-1. Calgary wrapped up this game with a 53.7% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Calgary played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 56.7% with a Fenwick of 38 and the Canadiens having accrued a 29 Fenwick. Their PDO was 92 and their percentage of oZS was 46.3%. The Flames earned 1 goal out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this contest but didn't put one in the back of the net.
The Flames have tallied 87 goals at even strength and 28 goals (15th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Calgary has attempted 1,314 shots (16th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.75%, while allowing the other team 1,277 shots. For the year, the Calgary Flames have earned 115 goals, 41 points, in addition to a points percentage of .466. They have a total of 140 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 20.00%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 81.16% on their oppositions 138 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.0%. They have granted a total of 128 goals to be scored by of a combination of 102 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jacob Markstrom in goal. He has compiled 8,138 stops out of 8,944 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .910. Markstrom holds a career record of 125-133-34 and has been in goal for 304 games. He got the starting nod in 288 games and has played for a total of 17,259 mins. Markstrom's percentage of quality starts comes out to 51.7% and he has 149 quality starts in his career. Teams are averaging 2.80 goals per contest and he has surrendered 806 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa (+188)
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