Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 1/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+115) Flames (-138)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames host the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Arena on Monday. The Canucks open this game at +115 while the Flames are coming in at -138. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Canucks had a rough game after their 3 - 0 loss to the Flames in their previous game. The Canucks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. In the game, they converted 0 out of the 32 shots they looked to score on. They also had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Vancouver had 12 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 39 and the Corsi against was 44 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 47.0%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against was 36, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 45.5%. They won 27 face-off wins at even strength and lost 15 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 35.7% and they had a PDO of 100.0 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Calgary Flames racked up a total of 35 shots. They finished with a total of 8 penalty minutes and they earned 6 power play opportunities.
The man in goal for Vancouver is Braden Holtby from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. He is 31 years old and has been on the ice a total of 120 minutes in goal this year. Holtby is surrendering an average of 3.01 goals per game which has him ranked 10th among Eastern Conference goalies and 18th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this season, he's allowed 6 goals. His save % is .909 which has him ranked 9th among Eastern Conference goalies. So far this year, they have scored a total of 7 goals which has them ranked at 7th in the Western Conference and 13th in the league. Their goal differential is -4, which is good for 27th in the league. The Canucks have a total of 2 pts, which has them ranked at 24th in the league and 12th in the West. In the matter of shots at the opposition, they have a total of 107 which has them ranked at 2nd in the West and 2nd in the league. As a unit, Vancouver has compiled a total of 52 hits which means they have an average of 17.3 per contest. They have a total of 24 blocks for this year.
In their win against Vancouver, Calgary wound up with a 53.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 44 while they gave up a Corsi of 39. Their Fenwick rate came in at 54.5% by notching a Fenwick of 36 and the Canucks having a 30 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Calgary played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their PDO was 100.0 and their oZS percentage was 64.3%. The Flames notched 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they took. They had 6 power play opportunities in this one and were able to convert 3 out of those tries. As for the opposition, the Canucks had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Calgary allowed 32 shots on goal and the Canucks ended up with 12 penalty mins.
In net for Calgary is Jacob Markstrom who is playing well this campaign by surrendering only 1.98 goals per contest and that has him ranked 2nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 7th in the NHL. In the 121 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has allowed 4 goals. He has a save % of .939, which puts him at 2nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 7th in the NHL. When looking at goal differential, they currently sit 5th in the Western Conference and 9th in the league with +2. They have compiled a total of 6 goals for the year which is 10th in the Western Conference. Calgary has a team save % of .939 which has them sitting 6th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.8% ranking them 8th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+115)
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