Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
The Calgary Flames (35-15-7) are headed to Ball Arena on Sunday where they will try to beat the Colorado Avalanche (41-13-5).
The Calgary Flames came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-1 victory against the Lightning in their previous outing. The Flames had a good offensive outing and it showed in this win. In the game, they converted 4 of the 32 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 4 chances on the power play and were able to net 1 goal. Calgary accumulated 10 mins in the box for this game.
In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have notched 199 goals (5th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have conceded 140. For the current campaign, they have recorded 77 points and their points percentage sits at .675. Calgary skates onto the rink with 165 power play chances and they have added 38 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 23.03%. When at even strength, the Flames have conceded 115 goals while notching 161 on offense. Calgary has attempted 2,026 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.8%. The Flames have had 1,670 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .916. Calgary Flames opponents have amassed 170 power play opportunities (13th in professional hockey) and have come away with 25 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has been involved in 360 games over the course of his NHL career. He has amassed a record of 159-148-40 and he started in 344 games. The opposition has been able to score 925 goals versus Markstrom in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.70. Markstrom has seen 10,498 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 9,573 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .912 during his 20,583 minutes between the pipes. Over the course of his pro career, Markstrom has accumulated 182 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .529.
In their last game, Colorado played the Hurricanes in an outing where the Avalanche took a loss by a final of 2-0. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Avalanche had 0 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued.
So far this season, the Colorado Avalanche have notched a total of 227 goals, 87 points, and a points percentage of .737. They have granted a total of 169 goals to be scored by of a combination of 129 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they were shorthanded. The Avalanche have tallied 179 goals at even strength and 48 goals (1st in hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 208 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 23.08%. Colorado has attempted 2,081 shots (3rd in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.91%, while allowing their opponents 1,856 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 76.88% on their opponents 173 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.9%.
Across the ice you are going to see Darcy Kuemper in the crease. He has racked up 7,267 saves out of the 7,924 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .917. Kuemper has compiled a career record of 133-91-34 and has been in goal for 283 games. He has made the start in 266 games and has racked up 15,895 mins. Kuemper's quality start percentage sits at 56.4% and he has accumulated 150 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.48 goals per game and he has yielded 657 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado
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