Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 4/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-133) Predators (+110)
The Nashville Predators (44-29-6) will take on the Calgary Flames (49-20-10) at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Calgary at -133 while Nashville is sitting at +110. The betting total is set at 6.
The Calgary Flames were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-3 victory against the Canucks in the last game they played. Calgary compiled 6 penalty minutes for this game. Moreover, they had 2 chances with the advantage and scored 1 goal. The Flames had a solid offensive outing in the victory. For the matchup, they scored on 6 of the 31 shots they tried.
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The Flames have had 2,283 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .914. While playing at even strength, the Flames let the opposition score 158 goals while having 230 of their own. Calgary Flames opponents have totaled 237 power play opportunities (11th in hockey) and have scored 38 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have racked up 108 points and their points % is .684. Calgary has attempted 2,804 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.1%. With respect to their scoring, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 283 goals (6th in the NHL) this season and have allowed 196. Calgary has accumulated 225 power play opportunities and they have notched 53 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 23.56%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has taken the ice for 377 games over the course of his hockey career. He has earned an overall record of 169-152-42 and he started in 361 games. Opponents have tallied 965 goals versus Markstrom in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.69. Markstrom has seen 10,946 shot attempts taken against him and he has 9,981 total saves. His save percentage is at .912 in his 21,553 minutes in the crease. Over the course of his career, Markstrom is sitting with 194 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .537.
When they were on the ice last, Nashville squared up with the Wild in a game where the Predators ended up taking the loss by a final score of 5-4. They had 5 chances on the power play in this one and notched 2 goals out of those chances. The Predators scored 4 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they took.
The Predators have accumulated 190 goals at even strength and 60 goals (5th in the NHL) while on the power play. Nashville has attempted 2,346 shots (25th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.66%, while allowing the opposition 2,535 shots. For the year, the Nashville Predators have earned a total of 250 goals, 94 points, in addition to a points percentage of .595. They have a total of 245 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 24.49%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 78.89% on their opponents 270 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.7%. They have allowed 236 goals to be scored by of a combination of 179 goals at even strength and 57 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are going to see Juuse Saros defending the goal. He has compiled 6,075 saves out of 6,606 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .920. Saros has a career mark of 114-72-20 and has played in 221 games. He has been a starter 205 games and has racked up 12,558 mins. Saros' quality start rate is 61.5% and he has 126 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.54 goals per game and he has relinquished 531 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (+110)
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