Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+105) Flames (-125)
Scotiabank Saddledome is the site where David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (15-16-3) will play the Winnipeg Jets (20-11-2) on Saturday. The Jets open this game at +105 while the Flames are priced at -125. The total opens at 5.5.
The Jets were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 victory over the Canucks in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Jets sat at 38 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 60 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 38.8%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 46.2% and their PDO rating was 108.9 for this matchup. Winnipeg garnered 11 minutes in the box for this matchup. The Jets had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this win. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick Against sat at 43, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 41.1%. They garnered 27 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 31 attempts to win the puck. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to net 2 goals. For the matchup, they converted 5 out of the 36 shots they put on net.
Winnipeg Jets opponents have 78 power play opportunities (31st in the league) and have come away with 16 goals in those attempts. The Jets have had 1,042 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .913. Winnipeg has taken 982 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.1%. When playing at even strength, the Jets have allowed 75 goals while scoring 84 themselves. Winnipeg comes into tonight with 93 power play chances and they have scored 25 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 26.88%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 42 points and their points percentage comes in at .636. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have racked up 109 goals (5th in the league) on the season and have given up 91.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Laurent Brossoit. Brossoit has played in 76 games over the course of his NHL career. He has an overall mark of 31-28-5 and he has gotten the start in 61 games. Opponents have been able to score 192 goals against Brossoit in his career and his goals against average is 2.86. Brossoit has seen 2,077 shots taken against him and has recorded 1,885 total saves. His save percentage is at .908 in his 4,030 mins in the crease. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Brossoit has 33 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .541.
When they were on the ice last, Calgary faced off against the Senators in an outing where the Flames took the defeat by a score of 3-1. They had 3 power play chances in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Flames scored 1 goal of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had a PDO of 93 and they had an oZS percentage of 77.6%. Calgary had a 55.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Calgary played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.6% by notching a Fenwick of 39 and the Senators ending the game with a 38 Fenwick at even strength.
So far this year, the Calgary Flames have a total of 88 goals, 33 points, and a points percentage of .485. They have granted a total of 101 goals to be scored by of a combination of 80 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flames have earned 65 goals at even strength and 23 goals (11th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 117 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 19.66%. Calgary has taken 1,012 shots (10th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.70%, while allowing the other team 1,020 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.91% on their opponents 110 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 90.1%.
Across the ice you will find David Rittich patrolling the crease. He has tallied 3,216 saves out of the 3,542 shots taken, giving him a save % of .908. Rittich has amassed a career mark of 62-38-15 and has participated in 127 contests. He has been a starter 116 contests and his ice time sits at 6,932 minutes. Rittich's quality start percentage comes out to 56.0% and he has qualified for 65 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.82 goals per contest and he has surrendered 326 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (-125)
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