Columbus Blue Jackets vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 1/23/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Calgary Flames
Date: Monday, January 23, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+260) Flames (-333)
The Columbus Blue Jackets (14-30-2) are traveling to Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday where they will take on the Calgary Flames (22-16-9). The moneyline on this game has the Blue Jackets at +260 and the Flames are sitting at -333. The over/under is 7.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 victory over the Sharks their last time out. Columbus amassed 7 minutes in the box in this contest. The Blue Jackets played really well in the win. Furthermore, they had 2 power play tries and scored 1 goal. In the outing, they converted 5 out of the 29 shots they tried.
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With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Columbus Blue Jackets have accumulated 118 goals (29th in hockey) on the season and have given up 179. For the current campaign, the have a total of 30 points and their points percentage comes in at .326. Columbus has accumulated 121 power play opportunities and they have notched 18 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 14.88%. When playing at even strength, the Blue Jackets have allowed the opponent to score 145 goals while earning 100 on the offensive side of the ice. Columbus has taken 1,333 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.9%. The Blue Jackets so far have had 1,603 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .888. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have earned 150 power play opportunities (14th in hockey) and have come away with 34 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Joonas Korpisalo. The opposition has notched 562 goals against Korpisalo in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 3.06. Korpisalo has been involved in 201 contests during his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .902 in his 11,015 mins in the crease. He has compiled an overall record of 83-75-22 and was named the starter in 181 games. For his professional hockey career, Korpisalo has earned 86 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .475. Korpisalo has had 5,746 shot attempts against him and has recorded 5,184 saves.
In their last game, Calgary went up against the Lightning in a game where the Flames notched a victory by a final score of 6-3. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this outing and tallied 1 out of those chances. The Flames earned 6 goals of the 41 shots on goal they took.
Calgary has taken 1,649 shots (2nd in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.85%, while allowing the opposition 1,307 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.74% on their oppositions 168 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 89.4%. They have earned 150 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.00%. The Flames have scored 116 goals at even strength and 30 goals (21st in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 139 goals to be scored by of a combination of 110 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Calgary Flames have earned a total of 146 goals, 53 points, and a points percentage of .564.
Across the rink you are going to see Jacob Markstrom in the crease. Markstrom has amassed a career record of 182-164-48 and has been in goal for 410 games. Markstrom's rate of quality starts is 52.8% and he has accumulated 208 quality starts in his pro career. He has accounted for 10,741 saves out of the 11,796 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .911. Teams are averaging 2.70 goals per game and he has given up 1,055 goals in total. He has started in 394 games and his ice time sits at 23,464 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus (+260)
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