San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+205) Flames (-250)
The San Jose Sharks (27-27-8) are hitting the road to Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday where they will take on the Calgary Flames (38-16-8). The odds on this game have the Sharks at +205 while the Flames open at -250. The over/under has been set at 0.
The San Jose Sharks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 victory over the Coyotes in their previous contest. San Jose recorded 6 penalty minutes in this contest. Furthermore, they had 3 attempts on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Sharks had a impressive offensive output in this win. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 4 of the 29 shots they put on goal.
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The Sharks have had 1,973 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .902. At even strength, the Sharks have surrendered 170 goals while getting 128 on the offensive side of the ice. San Jose Sharks opponents have earned 163 power play tries (29th in hockey) and have a total of 23 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have 62 points and their points percentage sits at .500. San Jose has attempted 1,796 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.0%. Pertaining to scoring goals, the San Jose Sharks have accumulated 161 goals (27th in hockey) on the year and have surrendered 193. San Jose comes into tonight with 173 power play opportunities and they have tallied 33 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 19.08%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Zachary Sawchenko. Opponents have racked up 15 goals versus Sawchenko in his career and his goals against rate is 3.35. Sawchenko has taken the ice for 7 contests over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is .901 during his 269 minutes between the pipes. He has a win-loss mark of 1-2-1 and he has gotten the start in 3 games. In his professional hockey career, Sawchenko has accrued 2 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .667. Sawchenko has seen 151 shots against him and has accrued 136 total saves.
Their last time out, Calgary played the Canucks in a matchup where the Flames earned a victory by a tally of 5-2. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Flames earned 5 goals of the 44 shots on goal they tried.
This season, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 213 goals, 84 points, and a points percentage of .677. They have permitted 149 goals to be scored by way of 122 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flames are sitting with 172 goals at even strength and 41 goals (14th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a tally of 174 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.56%. Calgary has attempted 2,223 shots (3rd in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.58%, while allowing their opponents 1,813 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 85.25% on their opponents 183 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.8%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jacob Markstrom protecting the net. Markstrom has a lifetime mark of 161-148-41 and has played in 363 games. Markstrom's quality start percentage comes in at 53.0% and he has qualified for 184 quality starts in his hockey career. He has accrued 9,655 stops out of the 10,584 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .912. His opposition is averaging 2.68 goals per game and he has yielded 929 goals overall. He was named a starter in 347 games and has played 20,766 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+205)
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