Calgary Flames vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 2/9/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-150) Red Wings (+125)
The Calgary Flames (24-17-10) are traveling to Little Caesars Arena on Thursday where they will meet the Detroit Red Wings (21-20-8). The line on this contest has the Flames at -150 while the Red Wings are at +125. The total is set at 7.
The Calgary Flames were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-4 loss against the Rangers in their previous outing. Calgary accumulated 41 penalty mins in this contest. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries and notched 1 goal. The Flames had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this defeat. In the game, they converted 4 of the 32 shots they put on net.
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Calgary Flames opponents have totaled 181 power play tries (4th in the league) and have racked up 32 goals in those chances. The Flames so far have had 1,424 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .892. Calgary has taken 1,803 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.9%. At even strength, the Flames have surrendered 122 goals while earning 129 as an offensive unit. Calgary has accounted for 160 power play opportunities and they have added 31 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 19.38%. For the season, they have scored 58 points and their points percentage is sitting at .569. In reference to scoring goals, the Calgary Flames have accounted for 160 goals (18th in hockey) over the course of the season and have conceded 154.
The man in goal for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has taken the ice for 412 games during his hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 182-165-49 and he was named the starter in 396 games. Opponents have notched 1,064 goals versus Markstrom in his career and his goals against rate is 2.71. Markstrom has seen 11,857 shots against him and has recorded 10,793 total saves. He has a save percentage of .910 during his 23,582 minutes between the pipes. Over the course of his time in hockey, Markstrom has tallied 207 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .523.
When they were on the ice last, Detroit opposed the Oilers in a matchup where the Red Wings ended up losing by a final score of 5-2. The Red Wings had 2 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this contest but were not able to net one.
Detroit has attempted 1,453 shots (29th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.05%, while allowing their opponents 1,498 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 76.76% on their opponents 142 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.2%. They have a tally of 169 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 19.53%. The Red Wings have 113 goals at even strength and 33 goals (18th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 162 goals to be scored by of a combination of 129 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Detroit Red Wings have notched a total of 146 goals, 50 points, in addition to a points percentage of .510.
Across the rink you are likely to see Ville Husso patrolling the crease. He has gathered 2,463 stops out of 2,714 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .908. Husso has accumulated a career mark of 51-25-12 and has been in goal for 92 games. He has been a starter 88 games and has accumulated 5,279 minutes. Husso's quality start percentage comes out to 52.3% and he has made 46 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.85 goals per game and he has allowed 251 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (-150)
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