Calgary Flames vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 2/23/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+140) Golden Knights (-170)
T-Mobile Arena is where the Vegas Golden Knights (34-18-5) will compete against the Calgary Flames (26-20-11) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Flames at +140 while the Golden Knights are at -170. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Calgary Flames will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-3 defeat against the Flyers in the last game they played. Calgary compiled 9 penalty mins for this contest. The Flames had a middle of the road offensive outing in the loss. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities but didn't net one. In the game, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 35 shots they put on goal.
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Calgary Flames opponents have earned 201 power play opportunities (6th in hockey) and have a total of 37 goals in those attempts. The Flames so far have had 1,555 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .889. Calgary has attempted 2,018 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.9%. When at even strength, the Flames have surrendered 136 goals while having 145 of their own. Calgary is sitting with 179 power play opportunities and they have notched 34 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 18.99%. For the season, they sit with 63 points and their points percentage is sitting at .553. In the matter of scoring goals, the Calgary Flames have notched 179 goals (17th in the National Hockey League) this season and have conceded 173.
The player between the pipes for this game is Daniel Vladar. In his career, Vladar has accounted for 22 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .512. His save percentage is at .902 in his 2,768 minutes in the crease. Vladar has had 1,330 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 1,199 saves. Opponents have been able to score 131 goals against Vladar in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.84. He has earned a mark of 26-14-7 and he has gotten the start in 43 games. Vladar has played in 49 contests during his hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Vegas faced off against the Blackhawks in a game where the Golden Knights got the tie by a mark of 2-2. The Golden Knights earned 2 goals of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play opportunity in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
The Golden Knights have scored 152 goals at even strength and 31 goals (24th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Vegas has tried 1,862 shots (10th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.83%, while allowing the opposition 1,719 shots. Over the course of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights are sitting with 183 goals, 73 points, in addition to a points percentage of .640. They have allowed 158 goals to be scored by of a combination of 129 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have recorded 148 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 20.95%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 78.99% on their opponents 138 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.8%.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Adin Hill in goal. Opponents are averaging 2.68 goals per game and he has relinquished 233 goals altogether. Hill's percentage of quality starts is 51.2% and he has accumulated 43 quality starts in his NHL career. He has started in 84 games and has played 5,208 minutes. Hill has accumulated a career mark of 43-37-6 and has played in 97 contests. He has a tally of 2,317 stops out of the 2,550 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .909.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-170)
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