Colorado Avalanche vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 10/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Calgary Flames
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-105) Flames (-115)
Scotiabank Saddledome is where the Calgary Flames will compete against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. The odds on this game have Colorado at -105 and Calgary is sitting at -115. The total comes in at 6.
The Colorado Avalanche were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 victory against the Lightning the last time they stepped on the ice last year. The Avalanche left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the win. In the game, they scored on 2 out of the 30 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to notch a goal. Colorado garnered 2 penalty mins for this matchup.
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In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche accumulated 308 goals (4th in the league) last year and gave up 232. For the previous campaign, they racked up 119 points and their points percentage was .726. Colorado wrapped up the season with 279 power play chances and scored 67 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 24.01%. When playing at even strength, the Avalanche conceded 184 goals while getting 241. Colorado attempted 2,874 shots and held a shot percentage of 10.7%. The Avalanche had 2,625 shots taken against them and were the owners of a save percentage of .912. Colorado Avalanche opposition had 236 power play opportunities (13th in pro hockey) and came away with 48 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Alexandar Georgiev. Georgiev has taken the ice for 129 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has amassed an overall mark of 58-48-11 and he started in 117 games. Opponents have tallied 343 goals versus Georgiev in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.94. Georgiev has seen 3,748 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 3,405 saves. His save percentage sits at .908 for his 7,001 mins guarding the cage. For his professional hockey career, Georgiev has earned 59 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .504.
In their last game of last year, Calgary faced the Oilers in a matchup where the Flames took the defeat by a score of 5-4. The Flames scored 4 goals of the 36 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal.
Calgary took 2,908 shots (3rd in professional hockey) and had a shooting percentage of 10.01%, while allowing their opponent 2,374 shots. They earned a penalty kill rate of 83.20% on the other team's 250 power play tries, and their save percentage came in at 91.3%. They had 236 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 22.88%. The Flames finished with 237 goals at even strength and 54 goals (10th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They granted a total of 206 goals to be scored by of a combination of 164 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they had less men on the ice. Last year, the Calgary Flames earned 291 goals, 111 points, in addition to a points percentage of .677.
Across the ice you will find Jacob Markstrom between the pipes. He has recorded 10,003 stops out of 10,971 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .912. Markstrom is sitting with a lifetime record of 169-152-43 and has been in goal for 378 contests. He has been a starter 362 games and has played for a total of 21,614 minutes. Markstrom's quality start percentage sits at 53.6% and he has qualified for 194 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.69 goals per game and he has given up 968 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado (-105)
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