Ottawa Senators vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 1/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Calgary Flames
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+217) Flames (-275)
The Ottawa Senators (9-18-2) are on their way to Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday where they will meet the Calgary Flames (17-10-6). The moneyline on this contest has the Senators at +217 while the Flames are priced at -275. The total comes in at 6.
The Ottawa Senators were on the losing side of the ice with a 6-0 defeat against the Maple Leafs in their previous contest. Ottawa amassed 6 penalty minutes in this outing. Additionally, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score a goal. The Senators had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. For the game, they walked away having not converted any of the 23 shots they attempted.
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The Senators have had 983 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .891. When playing at even strength, the Senators have allowed the opponent to score 86 goals while having 60 of their own. Ottawa Senators opponents have totaled 96 power play opportunities (24th in the NHL) and have racked up 21 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have racked up 20 points and their points percentage is .345. Ottawa has tried 828 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.4%. When it comes to scoring goals, the Ottawa Senators have notched 78 goals (29th in the league) this year and have given up 107. Ottawa steps onto the ice with 94 power play chances and they have scored 18 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 19.15%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Matt Murray. Murray has played in 233 contests over the course of his pro hockey career. He has an overall mark of 127-72-20 and he has gotten the start in 225 games. Opponents have racked up 609 goals against Murray in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.77. Murray has seen 6,828 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 6,219 total saves. His save percentage currently is .911 for his 13,179 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his time in hockey, Murray has earned 117 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .520.
Their last time out, Calgary played the Hurricanes in an outing where the Flames took a loss by a score of 6-3. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Flames converted 3 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they tried.
The Flames have racked up 81 goals at even strength and 21 goals (15th in the league) while on the power play. Calgary has taken 1,160 shots (8th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.79%, while allowing their opponents 989 shots. During this campaign, the Calgary Flames have a total of 102 goals, 40 points, as well as a points percentage of .606. They have a total of 98 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 21.43%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.67% on their opponents 98 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.6%. They have permitted 83 goals to be scored by of a combination of 67 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jacob Markstrom protecting the net. He has tallied 9,040 saves out of 9,923 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .911. Markstrom has compiled a career record of 144-144-39 and has been in net for 339 games. He has made the start in 323 contests and has played for a total of 19,366 minutes. Markstrom's quality start rate sits at 52.3% and he has made 169 quality starts in his pro hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.74 goals per contest and he has relinquished 883 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+217)
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