Calgary Flames vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 1/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Friday, January 7, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+118) Hurricanes (-142)
The Carolina Hurricanes (23-7-1) will take on the Calgary Flames (17-8-6) at PNC Arena on Friday. The odds on this game have Calgary at +118 and Carolina opens at -142. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Calgary Flames were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 6-2 loss against the Panthers their last time on the ice. The Flames didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they scored on 2 out of the 49 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to net one. Calgary garnered 4 minutes in the box in this outing.
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Calgary Flames opponents have 92 power play opportunities (20th in the league) and have racked up 15 goals in those chances. The Flames have had 919 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .921. Calgary has attempted 1,094 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.0%. When playing at even strength, the Flames have conceded 58 goals while having 77 on offense. Calgary has compiled 91 power play chances and they have notched 21 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 23.08%. For the season, they have racked up 40 points and their points percentage sits at .645. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 98 goals (15th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have conceded 73.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Daniel Vladar. Vladar has played in 12 games during his hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 7-3-2 and he has started in 12 games. The opposition has notched 32 goals against Vladar in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.63. Vladar has had 356 shots against him and he has 324 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .910 in his 729 minutes between the pipes. In his professional hockey career, Vladar has recorded 6 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .500.
In their last game, Carolina faced off against the Blue Jackets in a game where the Hurricanes notched a victory by a mark of 7-4. The Hurricanes scored 7 goals of the 49 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net.
The Hurricanes have 83 goals at even strength and 23 goals (8th in the NHL) while on the power play. Carolina has attempted 1,043 shots (15th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 10.16%, while allowing the opposition 831 shots. For the season, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched a total of 106 goals, 47 points, as well as a points percentage of .758. They have a total of 97 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 23.71%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 89.47% on their opponents 114 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 92.1%. They have granted a total of 66 goals to be scored by of a combination of 54 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are going to see Frederik Andersen in net. Andersen holds a lifetime mark of 243-105-48 and has participated in 415 games. Andersen's quality start percentage comes out to 57.2% and he has made 230 quality starts in his hockey career. He has compiled 11,314 stops out of 12,352 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .916. Opponents are averaging 2.61 goals/game and he has conceded 1,038 goals altogether. He has made the start in 402 games and his ice time sits at 23,883 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-142)
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