Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames
Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+105) Flames (-125)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (15-16-3) play the Winnipeg Jets (20-11-2) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday. The moneyline on this game has the Jets priced at +105 and the Flames are at -125. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Jets will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5-1 win against the Canucks in their previous outing. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 46.2% and they had a PDO of 108.9 for this game. They accrued 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 31 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against was 43, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 41.1%. The Corsi for the Jets was 38 and the Corsi against was at 60 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 38.8%. Winnipeg accumulated 11 penalty mins in this game. In addition, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 2 goals. The Jets played really well in this win. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 5 of the 36 shots they put on goal.
In relation to their scoring, the Winnipeg Jets have earned 109 goals (3rd in the National Hockey League) this season and have allowed 91. For the current campaign, they have racked up 42 points and their points percentage is sitting at .636. Winnipeg has accumulated 93 power play chances and they have tallied 25 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 26.88%. When at even strength, the Jets have surrendered 75 goals while notching 84 of their own. Winnipeg has taken 982 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.1%. The Jets have had 1,042 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .913. Winnipeg Jets opponents have amassed 78 power play opportunities (28th in hockey) and have a total of 16 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Connor Hellebuyck. Opponents have been able to score 745 goals against Hellebuyck in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.64. Hellebuyck has taken the ice for 296 contests during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 16,944 mins between the pipes. He has accumulated an overall mark of 163-94-24 and he has gotten the start in 287 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Hellebuyck has accounted for 156 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .544. Hellebuyck has had 8,963 shots against him and has gathered 8,218 total saves.
Their last time out, Calgary went up against the Senators in a matchup where the Flames were on the wrong end of the score by a final score of 3-1. Calgary wound up with a 55.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Calgary had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 50.6% with a Fenwick of 39 and the Senators having accrued a 38 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 93 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 77.6%. The Flames recorded 1 goal of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to score a goal.
Calgary has put up 1,012 shots (7th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.70%, while allowing the opposition 1,020 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.91% on their opponents 110 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 90.1%. They have a total of 117 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 19.66%. The Flames have accumulated 65 goals at even strength and 23 goals (10th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 101 goals to be scored by way of 80 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Calgary Flames have accounted for 88 goals, 33 points, in addition to a points percentage of .485.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jacob Markstrom in goal. He has accrued 7,961 stops out of 8,747 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .910. Markstrom is the owner of a career mark of 122-128-34 and has been in goal for 296 games. He has made the start in 280 games and his ice time sits at 16,805 minutes. Markstrom's quality start percentage sits at 51.8% and he has 145 quality starting assignments in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.81 goals/game and he has given up 786 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+105)
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