Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 1/3/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-120) Jets (+100)
The Winnipeg Jets (23-13-1) will take on the Calgary Flames (18-13-7) at Canada Life Centre on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has Calgary at -120 and Winnipeg is opening at +100. The betting total is set at 6.
The Calgary Flames were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win over the Canucks their last time out. Calgary recorded 8 penalty mins in this matchup. The Flames had a middle of the road offensive performance in this win. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to make the most of them. In the game, they scored on 3 out of the 30 shots they launched.
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Calgary Flames opponents have totaled 143 power play tries (2nd in hockey) and have racked up 27 goals in those chances. The Flames so far have had 1,063 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .895. Calgary has attempted 1,324 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.8%. When playing at even strength, the Flames have surrendered 85 goals while earning 92 as an offensive unit. Calgary has accounted for 125 power play chances and they have tallied 24 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 19.20%. For the season, they have scored 43 points and their points percentage sits at .566. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have racked up 116 goals (19th in the NHL) for the year and have surrendered 112.
The man in goal for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has taken the ice for 404 games during his pro hockey career. He has an overall record of 181-161-47 and he has started in 388 games. The opposition has scored 1,039 goals versus Markstrom in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.69. Markstrom has seen 11,649 shots against him and has accrued 10,610 saves. His save percentage is at .911 in his 23,147 minutes in the crease. For his career, Markstrom has 205 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .528.
When they were on the ice last, Winnipeg faced off against the Oilers in an outing where the Jets got the victory by a final score of 2-1. They had 3 power play chances in this game and notched 1 out of those chances. The Jets tallied 2 goals of the 17 shots on goal they tried.
The Jets are sitting with 91 goals at even strength and 27 goals (14th in the league) while having more men on the ice. Winnipeg has attempted 1,113 shots (20th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.60%, while allowing the opposition 1,153 shots. Over the course of the season, the Winnipeg Jets have accounted for 118 goals, 47 points, as well as a points percentage of .635. They have granted a total of 95 goals to be scored by of a combination of 77 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a total of 113 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 23.89%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.35% on their opponents 102 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.8%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Connor Hellebuyck protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.66 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,047 goals overall. Hellebuyck's rate of quality starts comes out to 56.8% and he has qualified for 227 quality starting assignments in his career. He got the starting nod in 400 games and has been on the ice for 23,594 mins. Hellebuyck is sitting with a lifetime mark of 219-138-36 and has participated in 409 games. He has accounted for 11,494 stops out of 12,541 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+100)
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