Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 3/7/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+110) Wild (-133)
The Minnesota Wild (36-21-6) will go up against the Calgary Flames (27-23-13) at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Flames at +110 while the Wild are coming in at -133. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Calgary Flames had a rough game after their 3-0 loss against the Wild their last time on the ice. Calgary accounted for 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. They also had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Flames left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. In the matchup, they ended the night with no scores out of the 31 shots they tried.
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Calgary Flames opponents have 216 power play opportunities (7th in professional hockey) and have earned 41 goals in those chances. The Flames so far have had 1,707 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .887. Calgary has attempted 2,240 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.6%. When at even strength, the Flames have conceded 152 goals while having 154 of their own. Calgary has compiled 200 power play opportunities and they have scored 39 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 19.50%. For the current season, they have recorded 67 points and their points % is .532. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have racked up 193 goals (19th in hockey) on the year and have given up 193.
The man protecting the net in this game is Daniel Vladar. Vladar has been involved in 52 games during his professional hockey career. He has compiled a mark of 27-14-8 and got the start in 46 games. Opponents have scored 140 goals against Vladar in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.89. Vladar has had 1,378 shot attempts against him and has gathered 1,238 total saves. His save percentage is at .898 for his 2,907 minutes on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Vladar has accumulated 22 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .478.
In their last contest, Minnesota played the Flames in a matchup where the Wild notched a victory by a mark of 3-0. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Wild tallied 3 goals of the 33 shots on goal they pursued.
For the year, the Minnesota Wild have 175 goals, 78 points, and a points percentage of .619. They have allowed 165 goals to be scored by of a combination of 130 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they were shorthanded. The Wild have tallied 131 goals at even strength and 44 goals (14th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have recorded 194 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 22.68%. Minnesota has put up 1,975 shots (19th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 8.86%, while allowing the other team 1,890 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 82.23% on their oppositions 197 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.3%.
Across the rink you will find Filip Gustavsson between the pipes. He has recorded 1,526 stops out of 1,661 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .919. Gustavsson has a career record of 27-21-6 and has played in 56 contests. He has started in 50 games and has played 3,211 mins. Gustavsson's percentage of quality starts sits at 68.0% and he has qualified for 34 quality starts in his hockey career. Teams are averaging 2.52 goals/game and he has yielded 135 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (+110)
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