Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames
Date: Monday, March 29, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+106) Flames (-117)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (21-12-2) travel to Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday where they'll take on the Calgary Flames (16-17-3). The line on this game has the Jets priced at +106 and the Flames are at -117. The total is set at 6.
The Jets will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-2 defeat to the Flames in the last game they played. Their offensive zone starts were at 48.5% and their PDO was 99.2 for this matchup. They accrued 27 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 22 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against was 44, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 41.3%. The Corsi for the Jets was 40 and the Corsi against was 54 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 42.6%. Winnipeg tallied 4 minutes in the box in this matchup. They also had 2 power play tries but didn't get a goal. The Jets had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. In the game, they converted 2 of the 24 shots they put on net.
In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Winnipeg Jets have racked up 114 goals (4th in the National Hockey League) this year and have given up 97. For the season, they have racked up 44 points and their points percentage sits at .629. Winnipeg has accumulated 101 power play opportunities and they have notched 27 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 26.73%. While playing at even strength, the Jets have conceded 79 goals while notching 87 when they are on offense. Winnipeg has attempted 1,035 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.0%. The Jets have had 1,102 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .912. Winnipeg Jets opponents have earned 84 power play opportunities (29th in professional hockey) and have come away with 18 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Opponents have notched 747 goals versus Hellebuyck in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.64. Hellebuyck has been involved in 297 games throughout his NHL career. His save percentage is at .917 for his 17,004 mins guarding the cage. He has compiled a mark of 164-94-24 and he started in 288 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Hellebuyck is sitting with 157 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .545. Hellebuyck has seen 8,990 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 8,243 total saves.
In their win over Winnipeg, Calgary earned a 57.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Calgary had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 58.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 44 and the Jets finishing with a 31 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 101 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 51.5%. The Flames tallied 4 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they took. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this contest and scored 1 out of those tries.
Over the course of the season, the Calgary Flames have 94 goals, 35 points, in addition to a points percentage of .486. They have permitted 106 goals to be scored by of a combination of 83 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flames have earned 69 goals at even strength and 25 goals (10th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 123 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 20.33%. Calgary has taken 1,072 shots (7th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.77%, while allowing their opponents 1,073 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.51% on the other teams 118 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.1%.
Across the rink you are going to see Jacob Markstrom defending the net. Markstrom has earned a career mark of 122-129-34 and has participated in 297 games. Markstrom's rate of quality starts comes in at 51.6% and he has made 145 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He is sitting with 7,987 stops out of 8,776 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .910. Opponents are averaging 2.81 goals per contest and he has allowed 789 goals altogether. He has been a starter 281 contests and has played 16,862 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+106)
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