Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 2/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
TV: Sportsnet One
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+125) Flames (-150)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (8-6-1) host the Vancouver Canucks (7-11-1) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday. The Flames open this matchup at -150 while the Canucks are priced at +125. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Canucks will look for better times on the ice after their 4-3 defeat against the Flames in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Canucks came in at 45 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 42 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 51.7%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 51.6% and they had a PDO of 85.7 for this matchup. Vancouver amassed 14 minutes in the box in this outing. The Canucks played like an average offensive team in this defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 35 and the Fenwick against was 28, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 55.6%. They earned 26 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 13 opportunities to take control of the puck. In addition, they had 6 opportunities with more players on the ice and notched 2 goals. For the matchup, they converted 3 out of the 33 shots they put on net.
The Canucks have had 627 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .887. While at even strength, the Canucks have surrendered 57 goals while scoring 44 on the offensive side of the ice. Vancouver Canucks opponents have amassed 77 power play opportunities (1st in pro hockey) and have scored 14 goals in those chances. For the year, they have accumulated 15 points and their points percentage comes in at .395. Vancouver has taken 598 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.4%. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Vancouver Canucks have earned 56 goals (3rd in the league) for the season and have given up 71. Vancouver has accounted for 69 power play opportunities and they have notched 12 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 17.39%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Braden Holtby. Opponents have tallied 1,163 goals against Holtby in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.56. Holtby has been in net for 476 contests during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .915 for his 27,308 minutes played. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 285-127-46 and he was named the starter in 466 games. In his professional hockey career, Holtby has 268 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .575. Holtby has had 13,747 shots against him and has recorded 12,584 saves.
In their win over Vancouver, Calgary earned a 48.3% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Calgary played and we'd say they played well overall. Their Fenwick rate came in at 44.4% by compiling a Fenwick of 28 and the Canucks having racked up a 35 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 114 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 48.4%. The Flames recorded 4 goals of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and scored 1 out of those chances.
On the campaign, the Calgary Flames have earned a total of 43 goals, 17 points, in addition to a points percentage of .567. They have allowed 40 goals to be scored by of a combination of 29 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded. The Flames have earned 30 goals at even strength and 13 goals (7th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 59 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 22.03%. Calgary has put up 422 shots (16th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.19%, while allowing their opponents 459 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.25% on their oppositions 53 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.3%.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Jacob Markstrom defending the net. Markstrom has accrued a career record of 118-122-33 and has been in goal for 285 games. Markstrom's quality start rate comes in at 52.4% and he has accumulated 141 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has compiled 7,713 stops out of the 8,464 shots tried, giving him a save % of .911. Teams are averaging 2.78 goals/game and he has surrendered 751 goals in total. He has made the start in 269 contests and has racked up 16,190 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Calgary (-150) and under 6.5 goals
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