Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 4/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-200) Sharks (+165)
The San Jose Sharks (29-31-9) will go up against the Calgary Flames (41-19-9) at SAP Center on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Flames at -200 and the Sharks are opening at +165. The total is set at 7.
The Calgary Flames went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3-2 victory against the Kings in their previous contest. The Flames had a middle of the road offensive outing in this victory. For the game, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 33 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't net one. Calgary had 8 minutes in the box for this contest.
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Calgary Flames opponents have earned 205 power play opportunities (12th in professional hockey) and have a total of 34 goals in those chances. The Flames have had 2,016 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .915. Calgary has tried 2,474 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.7%. While at even strength, the Flames let the opposition score 138 goals while notching 193 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary comes into tonight with 195 power play opportunities and they have notched 46 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 23.59%. For the season, they have recorded 91 points and their points % is .659. With regard to their scoring, the Calgary Flames have racked up 239 goals (7th in pro hockey) so far this year and have conceded 172.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Daniel Vladar. Vladar has taken the ice for 21 games during his professional hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 11-7-2 and he has gotten the start in 19 games. Opponents have been able to score 59 goals against Vladar in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.98. Vladar has had 586 shots against him and has gathered 527 saves. He has a save percentage of .899 during his 1,188 minutes in the crease. In his professional hockey career, Vladar has accrued 10 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .526.
In their last contest, San Jose played the Oilers in a matchup where the Sharks took the defeat by a final of 2-1. The Sharks had 1 goal out of the 32 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and notched 1 goal out of those chances.
On the campaign, the San Jose Sharks have earned a total of 180 goals, 67 points, as well as a points percentage of .486. They have allowed 218 goals to be scored by way of 191 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they were shorthanded. The Sharks have accumulated 144 goals at even strength and 36 goals (23rd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 188 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 19.15%. San Jose has tried 2,016 shots (28th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.93%, while allowing the opposition 2,196 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.08% on their oppositions 181 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 90.1%.
For the opposition you are going to see James Reimer in the crease. Reimer has earned a lifetime mark of 191-146-50 and has played in 427 games. Reimer's quality start rate comes out to 52.4% and he has 205 quality starts in his professional career. He has accrued 11,362 saves out of the 12,440 shots taken, giving him a rate of .913. Teams are averaging 2.79 goals per game and he has yielded 1,078 goals altogether. He has started in 391 contests and his ice time sits at 23,221 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (+165)
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