Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 2/13/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-142) Senators (+116)
The Ottawa Senators (24-24-3) will try to defeat the Calgary Flames (25-18-10) at Canadian Tire Centre on Monday. The odds on this game have the Flames at -142 and the Senators are coming in at +116. The betting total is set at 7.
The Calgary Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 7-2 win against the Sabres their last time out. Calgary garnered 10 minutes in the box for this contest. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with the advantage and were able to net 1 goal. The Flames had a impressive offensive output in the win. In the outing, they netted 7 of the 40 shots they put on net.
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In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have tallied 168 goals (15th in the NHL) on the season and have given up 158. For the current season, they have racked up 60 points and their points percentage is sitting at .566. Calgary steps onto the ice with 166 power play chances and they have notched 32 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 19.28%. When at even strength, the Flames let the opposition score 124 goals while scoring 136 of their own. Calgary has tried 1,879 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.9%. The Flames thus far have had 1,464 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .892. Calgary Flames opponents have earned 189 power play tries (3rd in pro hockey) and have come away with 34 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jacob Markstrom. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Markstrom has accounted for 208 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .524. His save percentage currently sits at .910 for his 23,642 mins played. Markstrom has had 11,880 shot attempts against him and he has 10,814 saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,066 goals against Markstrom in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.71. He has compiled an overall mark of 183-165-49 and got the start in 397 games. Markstrom has participated in 413 games throughout his hockey career.
In their last outing, Ottawa played the Oilers in an outing where the Senators ended up taking the loss by a final of 6-3. They had 4 power play chances in this matchup and scored 1 out of those chances. The Senators notched 3 goals of the 29 shots on goal they attempted.
The Senators have racked up 101 goals at even strength and 52 goals (2nd in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. Ottawa has put up 1,711 shots (14th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.94%, while allowing the other team 1,629 shots. For the year, the Ottawa Senators have 153 goals, 51 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have granted a total of 165 goals to be scored by way of 130 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a tally of 193 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 26.94%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.56% on the other teams 180 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.9%.
For the opposition you are going to see Anton Forsberg in goal. Forsberg holds a lifetime record of 48-57-11 and has been in net for 130 games. Forsberg's quality start percentage comes out to 52.9% and he has earned 63 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He is sitting with 3,459 stops out of 3,810 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .908. Opponents are averaging 3.08 goals/game and he has surrendered 351 goals overall. He was named a starter in 119 contests and has played 6,843 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+116)
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