Colorado Avalanche vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/29/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Calgary Flames
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (+105) Flames (-125)
The Colorado Avalanche (46-14-6) are on their way to Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Calgary Flames (40-17-8). The odds on this game have the Avalanche at +105 and the Flames are sitting at -125. The total is set at 6.
The Colorado Avalanche will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-2 defeat to the Wild in their last outing. The Avalanche had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. For the game, they finished 2 of the 42 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries and were able to net 1 goal. Colorado had 11 penalty mins in this outing.
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The Avalanche have had 2,065 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .911. While at even strength, the Avalanche have given up 141 goals while earning 193 themselves. Colorado Avalanche opponents have totaled 194 power play opportunities (10th in professional hockey) and have come away with 42 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, the have a total of 98 points and their points percentage is sitting at .742. Colorado has tried 2,326 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.8%. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have notched 250 goals (2nd in hockey) on the season and have surrendered 183. Colorado has tallied 229 power play opportunities and they have tallied 57 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 24.89%.
The man in net for this game is Darcy Kuemper. During his career on the ice, Kuemper has earned 154 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .568. His save percentage currently is .918 in his 16,194 minutes guarding the cage. Kuemper has seen 8,073 shot attempts taken against him and he has 7,409 saves. The opposition has notched 664 goals against Kuemper in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.46. He has earned a mark of 136-92-35 and got the start in 271 games. Kuemper has been in net for 288 games over the course of his hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Calgary went up against the Oilers in a matchup where the Flames earned a victory by a score of 9-5. They had 4 power play chances in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Flames netted 9 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they attempted.
Calgary has taken 2,325 shots (4th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.85%, while allowing the other team 1,900 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 84.46% on the other teams 193 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.6%. They have earned 184 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 23.91%. The Flames have 185 goals at even strength and 44 goals (12th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 160 goals to be scored by way of 130 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Calgary Flames have tallied 229 goals, 88 points, and a points percentage of .677.
Across the rink you will find Jacob Markstrom between the pipes. The opposition is averaging 2.69 goals per game and he has yielded 940 goals in total. Markstrom's percentage of quality starts comes in at 53.1% and he has made 186 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has been a starter 350 games and has been on the ice for 20,944 minutes. Markstrom is the owner of a career record of 163-149-41 and has been in net for 366 games. He is sitting with 9,731 stops out of 10,671 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-125)
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