Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 2/22/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Location: ASU Multi-Purpose Arena in Tempe, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-200) Coyotes (+165)
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena is the location where the Arizona Coyotes (20-28-9) will play the Calgary Flames (26-20-11) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Flames at -200 and the Coyotes are priced at +165. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Calgary Flames will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-3 loss to the Flyers in their previous game. Calgary accrued 9 minutes in the box for this matchup. The Flames had a middle of the road offensive performance in the defeat. They also had 4 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score. For the game, they earned a goal on 3 of the 35 shots they attempted.
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With respect to their scoring, the Calgary Flames have earned 179 goals (17th in the NHL) this year and have conceded 173. For the current campaign, they have earned 63 points and their points percentage is sitting at .553. Calgary skates onto the rink with 179 power play opportunities and they have added 34 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 18.99%. While playing at even strength, the Flames have allowed the opponent to score 136 goals while having 145 on offense. Calgary has taken 2,018 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.9%. The Flames have had 1,555 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .889. Calgary Flames opponents have amassed 201 power play opportunities (5th in hockey) and have scored 37 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has taken the ice for 416 matchups throughout his hockey career. He has an overall mark of 184-166-50 and he started in 400 games. Opponents have tallied 1,076 goals versus Markstrom in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.71. Markstrom has seen 11,947 shot attempts against him and has accrued 10,871 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .910 for his 23,823 mins on the ice. Throughout his time in hockey, Markstrom is sitting with 209 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .523.
In their last outing, Arizona opposed the Blue Jackets in a game where the Coyotes took home the victory by a final score of 3-2. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Coyotes tallied 3 goals of the 25 shots on goal they attempted.
The Coyotes are sitting with 119 goals at even strength and 33 goals (23rd in professional hockey) while on the power play. Arizona has tried 1,475 shots (31st in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.31%, while allowing their opponents 2,008 shots. So far this season, the Arizona Coyotes have 152 goals, 49 points, and a points percentage of .430. They have permitted 196 goals to be scored by way of 145 goals at even strength and 51 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a tally of 171 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 19.30%. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.17% on the other teams 214 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.2%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Karel Vejmelka between the pipes. The opposition is averaging 3.51 goals per game and he has relinquished 296 goals altogether. Vejmelka's quality start rate comes in at 47.1% and he has made 41 quality starts in his NHL career. He was named a starter in 87 games and his ice time sits at 5,055 minutes. Vejmelka has accumulated a career mark of 28-49-8 and has participated in 91 contests. He has a tally of 2,679 stops out of 2,975 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .901.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (-200)
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