Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 5/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-105) Flames (-115)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (22-25-3) play the Winnipeg Jets (27-21-3) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday. The line on this game has the Jets coming in at -105 and the Flames are at -115. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Jets will look to clean up some issues after taking a 2-1 loss to the Senators their last time out. The Jets had a below average offensive outing in this loss. While out there on the ice, they converted 1 of the 29 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 6 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. Winnipeg had 14 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Jets was sitting at 38 and the Corsi against was 23 which means they had a Corsi rate of 62.3%. Their Fenwick came in at 26 and the Fenwick against finished at 14, giving them a Fenwick rate of 65.0%. They earned 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 15 opportunities to win the face-off. Their offensive zone starts were at 56.6% and their PDO was 98.3 in this one.
With respect to their scoring, the Winnipeg Jets have notched 154 goals (12th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have given up 143. For the season, they have recorded 57 points and their points % is .559. Winnipeg has 150 power play chances and they have scored 36 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 24.00%. While at even strength, the Jets have conceded 115 goals while getting 118 when they are on offense. Winnipeg has taken 1,513 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.2%. The Jets have had 1,567 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .909. Winnipeg Jets opponents have earned 137 power play tries (24th in hockey) and have scored 28 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck has participated in 311 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 169-101-25 and he was named the starter in 302 games. Opponents have been able to score 784 goals versus Hellebuyck in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.65. Hellebuyck has seen 9,371 shots against him and has garnered 8,587 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .916 in his 17,770 minutes guarding the cage. Over the course of his career, Hellebuyck has accounted for 164 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .543.
In their last contest, Calgary squared up with the Oilers in a game where the Flames went home in defeat by a mark of 4-1. They had a PDO of 90 and their oZS percentage was 64.2%. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 58.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 35 and the Oilers finishing with a 25 Fenwick at even strength. The Flames scored 1 goal of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. Calgary earned a 60.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Calgary played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game.
The Flames have earned 101 goals at even strength and 30 goals (18th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Calgary has attempted 1,489 shots (23rd in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 8.80%, while allowing the other team 1,433 shots. For the season, the Calgary Flames have 131 goals, 47 points, in addition to a points percentage of .470. They have a tally of 154 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 19.48%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.39% on their opponents 153 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.0%. They have allowed 143 goals to be scored by of a combination of 113 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jacob Markstrom between the pipes. He has gathered 8,279 saves out of 9,097 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .910. Markstrom has compiled a career mark of 128-136-34 and has been in goal for 310 games. He has started in 294 games and his ice time sits at 17,615 minutes. Markstrom's quality start percentage comes out to 51.7% and he has qualified for 152 quality starts in his career. Teams are averaging 2.79 goals per contest and he has yielded 818 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-105)
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