Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 5/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-152) Stars (+125)
The Dallas Stars will compete against the Calgary Flames at American Airlines Center on Saturday in Game 3 of their series. The series is tied 1-1. The moneyline on this matchup has the Flames at -152 while the Stars are coming in at +125. The total is set at 6.
The Calgary Flames will need a bounce back game after taking a 2-0 defeat against the Stars in Game 2. Calgary amassed 14 minutes in the box in this game. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries but didn't convert them into a score. The Flames had a below average offensive outing in the loss. For the matchup, they walked away having not converted any of the 29 shots they launched.
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The Flames have had 2,374 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .913. When at even strength, the Flames have conceded 164 goals while scoring 237 on offense. Calgary Flames opponents have tallied 250 power play tries (10th in the league) and have a total of 42 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have recorded 111 points and their points percentage sits at .677. Calgary has taken 2,908 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.0%. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have notched 291 goals (6th in hockey) so far this year and have given up 206. Calgary is sitting with 236 power play opportunities and they have added 54 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 22.88%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Over the course of his pro career, Markstrom has accumulated 194 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .536. He has a save percentage of .912 for his 21,614 minutes between the pipes. Markstrom has had 10,971 shots against him and has gathered 10,003 saves. Opponents have been able to score 968 goals versus Markstrom in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.69. He has accumulated a mark of 169-152-43 and he was named the starter in 362 games. Markstrom has taken the ice for 378 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their Game 2 win, Dallas had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal. The Stars earned 2 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they were seeking.
For the year, the Dallas Stars are sitting with 233 goals, 98 points, and a points percentage of .598. They have allowed 244 goals to be scored by of a combination of 198 goals at even strength and 46 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Stars have accumulated 179 goals at even strength and 54 goals (11th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 241 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.41%. Dallas has put up 2,486 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.37%, while allowing their opponents 2,545 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 79.00% on their opponents 219 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.4%.
Across the rink you are expected to see Jake Oettinger protecting the net. The opposition is averaging 2.46 goals/game and he has allowed 177 goals altogether. Oettinger's rate of quality starts sits at 55.7% and he has made 39 quality starts in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 70 contests and has been on the ice for 4,312 mins. Oettinger holds a career record of 41-23-8 and has been in net for 77 games. He is sitting with 1,864 saves out of the 2,041 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (+125)
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