Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 3/6/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars
Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+110) Stars (-133)
The Dallas Stars (34-16-13) will try to beat the Calgary Flames (27-23-13) at American Airlines Center on Monday. The line on this contest has Calgary at +110 and Dallas is opening at -133. The total is set at 7.
The Calgary Flames will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-0 loss to the Wild their last time on the ice. The Flames didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. For the game, they walked away having not converted any of the 31 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to net one. Calgary earned 4 mins in the box in this contest.
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In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have racked up 193 goals (19th in the NHL) on the season and have conceded 193. For the current campaign, the have a total of 67 points and their points percentage sits at .532. Calgary has compiled 200 power play chances and they have scored 39 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 19.50%. When at even strength, the Flames have surrendered 152 goals while earning 154 of their own. Calgary has taken 2,240 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.6%. The Flames so far have had 1,707 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .887. Calgary Flames opponents have totaled 216 power play tries (7th in the league) and have come away with 41 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Jacob Markstrom. Opponents have been able to score 1,087 goals against Markstrom in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.71. Markstrom has been in goal for 420 games during his professional hockey career. His save percentage sits at .910 for his 24,045 mins between the pipes. He has amassed an overall record of 184-169-51 and he has started in 403 games. Over the course of his pro career, Markstrom has compiled 211 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .524. Markstrom has seen 12,051 shot attempts taken against him and he has 10,964 saves.
In their last game, Dallas played the Avalanche in an outing where the Stars got the win by a final of 7-3. The Stars earned 7 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but didn't score a goal.
Dallas has attempted 2,045 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.17%, while allowing their opponents 1,944 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.91% on their opponents 199 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.6%. They have earned 192 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 22.92%. The Stars have 164 goals at even strength and 44 goals (11th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 163 goals to be scored by way of 129 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Dallas Stars have notched a total of 208 goals, 81 points, as well as a points percentage of .643.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jake Oettinger defending the net. He has recorded 3,124 saves out of the 3,407 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .917. Oettinger has accrued a lifetime mark of 67-31-18 and has been in net for 124 contests. He has started in 116 games and his ice time sits at 7,071 mins. Oettinger's percentage of quality starts sits at 60.3% and he has made 70 quality starts in his hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.40 goals per game and he has relinquished 283 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (+110)
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