Detroit Red Wings vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Calgary Flames
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+295) Flames (-385)
The Calgary Flames (35-15-7) are hosting the Detroit Red Wings (24-27-7) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Red Wings at +295 while the Flames are sitting at -385. The total comes in at 6.
The Detroit Red Wings will look for better times on the ice after their 6-5 defeat to the Wild the last time they stepped on the ice. Detroit compiled 14 penalty minutes for this contest. Additionally, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. The Red Wings had a good offensive outing and it showed in the loss. In the game, they converted 5 of the 34 shots they launched.
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With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Detroit Red Wings have notched 167 goals (21st in the league) so far this season and have given up 216. For the current campaign, they have 55 points and their points percentage sits at .474. Detroit steps onto the ice with 166 power play opportunities and they have notched 29 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 17.47%. When playing at even strength, the Red Wings have given up 175 goals while having 138 of their own. Detroit has tried 1,714 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.7%. The Red Wings have had 1,917 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .887. Detroit Red Wings opponents have tallied 155 power play opportunities (28th in the league) and have tallied 41 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Alex Nedeljkovic. Nedeljkovic has taken the ice for 71 matchups over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated an overall mark of 32-24-10 and got the start in 65 games. Opponents have tallied 182 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.72. Nedeljkovic has had 2,046 shots against him and has amassed 1,864 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .911 in his 4,018 mins between the pipes. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Nedeljkovic has 36 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .554.
In their last contest, Calgary faced the Lightning in an outing where the Flames took home the victory by a score of 4-1. They had 5 power play chances in this matchup and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. The Flames netted 4 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they attempted.
Calgary has tried 2,026 shots (5th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.82%, while allowing the other team 1,670 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 85.29% on their oppositions 170 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 91.6%. They have earned 166 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 22.89%. The Flames have tallied 161 goals at even strength and 38 goals (15th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 140 goals to be scored by of a combination of 115 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Calgary Flames have notched a total of 199 goals, 77 points, and a points percentage of .675.
For the opposition you will find Jacob Markstrom protecting the goal. Markstrom has accumulated a career mark of 159-148-40 and has participated in 360 games. Markstrom's quality start percentage sits at 52.9% and he has accumulated 182 quality starting assignments in his career. He has gathered 9,573 saves out of the 10,498 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .912. Teams are averaging 2.70 goals per game and he has allowed 925 goals altogether. He has made the start in 344 games and has racked up 20,583 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+295)
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