Calgary Flames vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 10/16/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Washington Capitals
Date: Monday, October 16, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: Monumental Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+100) Capitals (-125)
Capital One Arena is where the Washington Capitals (0-1-0) will play the Calgary Flames (1-1-0) on Monday. The odds on this game have Calgary at +100 and Washington is coming in at -125. The total has been set at 7.
The Calgary Flames will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-2 defeat against the Penguins their last time out. Calgary accrued 6 penalty mins for this matchup. The Flames didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries and scored 1 goal. For the outing, they netted 2 out of the 36 shots they tried.
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When it comes to scoring goals, the Calgary Flames have tallied 7 goals (15th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have conceded 8. For the current season, they have accumulated 2 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. Calgary comes into tonight with 6 power play opportunities and they have notched 2 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 33.33%. While at even strength, the Flames have allowed the opponent to score 8 goals while earning 5 on offense. Calgary has attempted 58 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 12.1%. The Flames have had 66 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .879. Calgary Flames opponents have amassed 7 power play opportunities (18th in pro hockey) and have a total of 0 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has participated in 439 contests during his hockey career. He has an overall mark of 193-174-55 and was named the starter in 422 games. The opposition has notched 1,141 goals versus Markstrom in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.72. Markstrom has seen 12,578 shots against him and he has 11,437 saves. His save percentage currently is at .909 in his 25,143 minutes played. Throughout his time in hockey, Markstrom has compiled 221 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .524.
In their last contest, Washington faced the Penguins in a matchup where the Capitals ended up losing by a final score of 4-0. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Capitals notched 0 goals of the 19 shots on goal they were seeking.
Washington has attempted 19 shots (32nd in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 0.00%, while allowing the opposition 35 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 33.33% on their oppositions 3 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 88.6%. They have earned 3 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 0.00%. The Capitals have scored 0 goals at even strength and 0 goals (32nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 4 goals to be scored by of a combination of 2 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Washington Capitals have earned a total of 0 goals, 0 points, in addition to a points percentage of .000.
For the opposition you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper in goal. He has compiled 9,306 saves out of the 10,158 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .916. Kuemper has accrued a career mark of 165-121-43 and has participated in 356 games. He got the starting nod in 338 games and has played 20,083 minutes. Kuemper's percentage of quality starts comes out to 55.3% and he has made 187 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has relinquished 852 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (+100)
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