Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 1/12/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-143) Blues (+120)
Enterprise Center is the location where the St. Louis Blues (21-18-3) will attempt to defeat the Calgary Flames (19-14-9) on Thursday. The odds on this game have Calgary at -143 while St. Louis is priced at +120. The total comes in at 6.
The Calgary Flames will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-3 loss to the Blues their last time on the ice. Calgary accumulated 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to make the most of them. The Flames had a middle of the road offensive performance in this loss. In the matchup, they scored on 3 of the 31 shots they put on goal.
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When discussing their scoring, the Calgary Flames have earned 128 goals (20th in the NHL) for the season and have conceded 124. For the current campaign, they have scored 47 points and their points % is .560. Calgary has accumulated 134 power play opportunities and they have notched 26 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 19.40%. When playing at even strength, the Flames let the opposition score 96 goals while notching 102 as an offensive unit. Calgary has taken 1,458 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.8%. The Flames have had 1,165 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .894. Calgary Flames opponents have 151 power play tries (5th in professional hockey) and have tallied 28 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jacob Markstrom. Opponents have notched 1,050 goals against Markstrom in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.70. Markstrom has been involved in 408 games over the course of his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .911 during his 23,347 mins guarding the cage. He has accumulated an overall mark of 182-162-48 and he has started in 392 games. For his professional hockey career, Markstrom has earned 206 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .526. Markstrom has had 11,737 shot attempts against him and has garnered 10,687 total saves.
In their last game, St. Louis faced off against the Flames in an outing where the Blues got the victory by a mark of 4-3. They had 2 chances on the power play in this outing and tallied 1 out of those opportunities. The Blues converted 4 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they tried.
The Blues have tallied 104 goals at even strength and 29 goals (18th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. St. Louis has attempted 1,216 shots (22nd in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.94%, while allowing their opponents 1,355 shots. On the campaign, the St. Louis Blues have accounted for 133 goals, 45 points, in addition to a points percentage of .536. They have allowed 150 goals to be scored by way of 122 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a total of 118 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 24.58%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 73.08% on their oppositions 104 power play chances, and their save percentage is 88.9%.
Across the rink you will find Jordan Binnington between the pipes. Binnington has amassed a career mark of 106-59-23 and has participated in 194 games. Binnington's quality start rate comes out to 52.1% and he has accumulated 99 quality starts in his career. He has gathered 5,005 saves out of 5,512 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .908. His opponents are averaging 2.69 goals/game and he has conceded 507 goals altogether. He has started in 190 contests and has played 11,290 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (-143)
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