Calgary Flames vs New York Islanders Prediction, 11/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs New York Islanders
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-110) Islanders (-110)
UBS Arena is the location where the New York Islanders (7-5-0) will take on the Calgary Flames (5-4-1) on Monday. The moneyline on this game has the Flames at -110 while the Islanders are priced at -110. The total comes in at 6.
The Calgary Flames will look for better times on the ice after their 4-3 loss to the Devils in their previous outing. Calgary accounted for 14 minutes in the box in this outing. In addition, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score. The Flames had a middle of the road offensive outing in the loss. For the game, they converted 3 out of the 30 shots they tried.
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Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have racked up 32 goals (28th in the league) for the year and have given up 33. For the season, they have earned 11 points and their points % is .550. Calgary is sitting with 35 power play chances and they have added 7 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 20.00%. When at even strength, the Flames have surrendered 25 goals while scoring 25 of their own. Calgary has taken 362 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.8%. The Flames have had 286 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .885. Calgary Flames opponents have amassed 43 power play opportunities (12th in hockey) and have come away with 8 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Jacob Markstrom. Over the course of his career, Markstrom has accumulated 197 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .532. He has a save percentage of .912 during his 22,058 mins on the ice. Markstrom has seen 11,181 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 10,192 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 989 goals against Markstrom in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.69. He has amassed an overall record of 173-154-44 and he has gotten the start in 370 games. Markstrom has participated in 386 matchups over the course of his hockey career.
In their last game, New York played the Red Wings in a matchup where the Islanders ended up taking the loss by a tally of 3-0. The Islanders had 0 goals of the 24 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 chances on the power play in this contest but didn't put one in the back of the net.
New York has taken 387 shots (12th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.59%, while allowing their opponents 376 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 90.48% on their opponents 42 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 92.0%. They have recorded 37 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 13.51%. The Islanders have tallied 36 goals at even strength and 5 goals (28th in hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 30 goals to be scored by of a combination of 26 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the New York Islanders have notched a total of 41 goals, 14 points, in addition to a points percentage of .583.
For the opposition you are likely to see Ilya Sorokin in goal. He is sitting with 2,273 saves out of 2,459 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .924. Sorokin has compiled a lifetime record of 44-27-11 and has played in 83 games. He has made the start in 81 games and has been on the ice for 4,825 minutes. Sorokin's percentage of quality starts is 72.8% and he has qualified for 59 quality starting assignments in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.31 goals/game and he has surrendered 186 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-110)
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