Calgary Flames vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 11/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-120) Devils (+100)
The New Jersey Devils (9-3-0) will take on the Calgary Flames (5-4-1) at Prudential Center on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Calgary at -120 while New Jersey is coming in at +100. The total is 7.
The Calgary Flames will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-3 defeat against the Devils in their previous game. Calgary accrued 14 penalty mins for this contest. In addition, they had 2 power play tries but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Flames were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in this loss. For the game, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 30 shots they looked to score on.
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While at even strength, the Flames have surrendered 25 goals while earning 25 on offense. Calgary Flames opponents have totaled 43 power play opportunities (12th in hockey) and have come away with 8 goals in those attempts. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have earned 32 goals (28th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have allowed 33. Calgary has tried 362 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.8%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 11 points and their points % is .550. The Flames have had 286 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .885. Calgary has compiled 35 power play chances and they have added 7 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 20.00%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jacob Markstrom. Opponents have scored 989 goals against Markstrom in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.69. Markstrom has been involved in 386 contests throughout his NHL career. His save percentage sits at .912 in his 22,058 minutes in the crease. He has compiled a win-loss record of 173-154-44 and he was named the starter in 370 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Markstrom has earned 196 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .530. Markstrom has seen 11,181 shot attempts against him and has recorded 10,192 saves.
In their last contest, New Jersey faced the Flames in a game where the Devils ended up with the win by a tally of 4-3. The Devils scored 4 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they attempted. They had 5 power play opportunities in this one and scored 1 out of those attempts.
This season, the New Jersey Devils have accounted for 44 goals, 18 points, as well as a points percentage of .750. They have granted a total of 31 goals to be scored by of a combination of 26 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they were shorthanded. The Devils have racked up 37 goals at even strength and 7 goals (23rd in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 35 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 20.00%. New Jersey has put up 469 shots (2nd in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.38%, while allowing the other team 285 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 86.84% on their oppositions 38 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.1%.
Across the ice you will find Vitek Vanecek defending the net. His opponents are averaging 2.65 goals/game and he has relinquished 211 goals overall. Vanecek's quality start rate is 48.8% and he has made 39 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has made the start in 80 games and has accumulated 4,786 minutes. Vanecek has compiled a career mark of 46-23-10 and has been in net for 86 games. He has accrued 2,079 stops out of 2,290 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (+100)
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