Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 12/14/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+142) Flames (-172)
The Vancouver Canucks (12-13-3) are traveling to Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday where they will take on the Calgary Flames (13-11-5). The moneyline on this game has the Canucks at +142 and the Flames are at -172. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Vancouver Canucks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-0 defeat against the Wild in their previous contest . The Canucks didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. In the matchup, they ended the night with no scores out of the 35 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Vancouver accounted for 9 penalty minutes for this contest.
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Vancouver Canucks opponents have totaled 85 power play opportunities (28th in pro hockey) and have racked up 27 goals in those attempts. The Canucks thus far have had 915 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .882. Vancouver has taken 845 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.5%. When playing at even strength, the Canucks let the opposition score 81 goals while earning 70 of their own. Vancouver has tallied 99 power play chances and they have notched 27 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 27.27%. For the season, they have scored 27 points and their points percentage sits at .482. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Vancouver Canucks have accumulated 97 goals (9th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have conceded 108.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Spencer Martin. The opposition has been able to score 69 goals versus Martin in his career and his average for goals against per game is 3.09. Martin has been in goal for 23 contests during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .905 during his 1,340 minutes on the ice. He has earned an overall record of 11-5-5 and was named the starter in 22 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Martin has 12 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .545. Martin has had 728 shot attempts against him and has recorded 659 total saves.
In their last game, Calgary faced the Canadiens in an outing where the Flames got the tie by a final score of 1-1. They had 6 opportunities on the power play in this contest and tallied 1 out of those tries. The Flames earned 1 goal of the 35 shots on goal they attempted.
Calgary has taken 983 shots (4th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.75%, while allowing their opponents 827 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 81.42% on their opponents 113 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.5%. They have earned 99 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 20.20%. The Flames have tallied 66 goals at even strength and 20 goals (20th in hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 87 goals to be scored by way of 66 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 86 goals, 31 points, in addition to a points percentage of .534.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jacob Markstrom defending the net. The opposition is averaging 2.69 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,020 goals altogether. Markstrom's percentage of quality starts sits at 52.8% and he has made 201 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 381 games and his ice time sits at 22,723 mins. Markstrom has compiled a career mark of 177-159-46 and has been in net for 397 games. He has compiled 10,456 saves out of 11,476 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+142)
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