Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 1/10/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-120) Blues (+100)
The St. Louis Blues (20-18-3) will take on the Calgary Flames (19-14-8) at Enterprise Center on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Flames at -120 and the Blues are coming in at +100. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Calgary Flames will look for better times on the ice after their 4-3 defeat against the Blackhawks in their previous contest . Calgary earned 9 penalty minutes for this game. The Flames offense showed they have some room for improvement in the defeat. They also had 3 power play attempts and were able to score 2 goals. In the game, they scored on 3 out of the 47 shots they looked to score on.
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Calgary Flames opponents have tallied 149 power play opportunities (3rd in hockey) and have scored 27 goals in those chances. The Flames have seen 1,138 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .895. Calgary has taken 1,427 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.8%. When playing at even strength, the Flames have surrendered 93 goals while earning 99 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary comes into tonight with 132 power play chances and they have added 26 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 19.70%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 46 points and their points percentage is sitting at .561. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have notched 125 goals (19th in hockey) so far this season and have surrendered 120.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jacob Markstrom. Throughout his time in hockey, Markstrom is sitting with 207 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .529. His save percentage currently is at .911 in his 23,287 mins between the pipes. Markstrom has seen 11,710 shot attempts against him and has recorded 10,664 total saves. Opponents have scored 1,046 goals versus Markstrom in his career and his goals against rate is 2.70. He has compiled an overall record of 182-162-47 and he has gotten the start in 391 games. Markstrom has taken the ice for 407 contests throughout his hockey career.
Their last time out, St. Louis squared up with the Wild in a game where the Blues earned a victory by a score of 3-0. They had 4 power play chances in this matchup and tallied 1 out of those chances. The Blues scored 3 goals of the 24 shots on goal they attempted.
The Blues have accumulated 101 goals at even strength and 28 goals (19th in professional hockey) while on the power play. St. Louis has taken 1,189 shots (20th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.85%, while allowing their opponents 1,324 shots. This season, the St. Louis Blues have tallied 129 goals, 43 points, and a points percentage of .524. They have permitted 147 goals to be scored by way of 119 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 116 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.14%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 72.55% on their oppositions 102 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.9%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jordan Binnington defending the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.69 goals per game and he has allowed 504 goals overall. Binnington's quality start percentage is 52.4% and he has 99 quality starts in his professional career. He has started in 189 contests and his ice time sits at 11,229 mins. Binnington has a career record of 105-59-23 and has been in net for 193 games. He has recorded 4,977 stops out of 5,481 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (+100)
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