Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 1/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Calgary, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+102) Flames (-127)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames host the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. The Canucks open this game at +102 while the Flames are coming in at -127. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Canucks will need a bounce back game after taking a 5 - 2 loss against the Oilers in their last game. The Canucks left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they scored on 2 of the 40 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Vancouver racked up a total of 18 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 64 and the Corsi against was 51 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 55.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 43 while the Fenwick against was 44, meaning they had a rate of 49.4%. They won 22 face-off wins and lost 22 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 48.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 97.9 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Edmonton Oilers tallied a total of 46 shots. They had 20 minutes in the box and they notched 4 power play attempts.
The goalie for Vancouver is Braden Holtby from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. He is 30 years old and played 2,743 mins minding the goal for the year. Holtby surrendered 3.11 goals against average which had him sitting 25th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 53rd in the NHL. For the season, he gave up 142 goals. His save percentage was .897 which had him sitting 30th among Eastern Conference goaltenders. The Canucks converted a total of 224 goals which had them ranked at 3rd in the conference and 10th in the league. Their goal differential was +10, putting them at 13th in the league. The Canucks compiled a total of 78 points, which had them ranked at 20th in the league and 9th in the conference. When looking at shots toward the net, they compiled a total of 2,153 which had them ranked at 10th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the league. As a unit, Vancouver obtained a total of 1,292 hits which had them averaging 18.7 per game. They compiled a total of 915 blocks for the year.
The Flames squared up with the Jets in a matchup where the Flames took the defeat by a tally of 4 - 3. Calgary went home with a 48.1% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 39 while they conceded a Corsi of 42. They had a Fenwick percentage of 47.3% with a Fenwick of 26 and the Jets having earned a 29 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Calgary had and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their PDO at even strength was 98.5 and they had an oZS percentage of 42.8%. The Flames scored 3 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and scored 1 out of those chances. Concerning the opposition, the Jets had 4 power play attempts and went on to score 1 goal. Calgary gave up 34 shots on goal and the Jets racked up 8 penalty minutes.
In goal for Calgary is Jacob Markstrom who had a marginal season by allowing 2.75 goals per game and that had him 14th among West goaltenders and 29th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,552 minutes he played last season, he gave up 117 goals. He had a save percentage of .918, which had him ranking 10th among West goaltenders and 16th among goaltenders in the NHL. In terms of goal differential, Calgary was 12th in the conference and 23rd in the NHL with -10. They compiled a total of 204 goals for the season which ranked 10th in the conference. Calgary had a save % as a team of .906 which was good for 13th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They had a team shooting percentage of 9.2% which was good for 9th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+102)
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