Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/18/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+115) Flames (-138)
The Calgary Flames (31-24-14) will try to beat the Dallas Stars (37-19-13) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Dallas at +115 and Calgary is at -138. The over/under is 7.
The Dallas Stars will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-1 defeat to the Oilers in their previous contest . The Stars left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. In the outing, they converted 1 of the 26 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Dallas had 8 mins in the box for this game.
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While at even strength, the Stars have allowed the opponent to score 149 goals while getting 184 as an offensive unit. Dallas Stars opponents have 216 power play tries (12th in pro hockey) and have tallied 37 goals in those attempts. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Dallas Stars have earned 234 goals (8th in hockey) so far this season and have given up 186. Dallas has taken 2,237 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.5%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 87 points and their points percentage is .630. The Stars so far have had 2,118 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .912. Dallas comes into the game with 210 power play chances and they have added 50 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 23.81%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jake Oettinger. Oettinger has been involved in 129 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has an overall record of 70-33-18 and he started in 121 games. Opponents have racked up 300 goals against Oettinger in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.44. Oettinger has seen 3,561 shot attempts against him and has amassed 3,261 saves. His save percentage currently is .916 during his 7,372 minutes played. Over the course of his time in hockey, Oettinger is sitting with 71 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .587.
In their last game, Calgary played the Golden Knights in a game where the Flames got the win by a score of 7-2. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this matchup and earned 1 out of those attempts. The Flames tallied 7 goals of the 30 shots on goal they tried.
Calgary has tried 2,454 shots (2nd in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.72%, while allowing the opposition 1,873 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 82.05% on the other teams 234 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 88.9%. They have a total of 214 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 19.63%. The Flames have accumulated 172 goals at even strength and 42 goals (19th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 207 goals to be scored by way of 165 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Calgary Flames have earned a total of 214 goals, 76 points, in addition to a points percentage of .551.
For the opposition you will find Jacob Markstrom defending the goal. Markstrom has a career mark of 188-170-52 and has been in goal for 426 contests. Markstrom's percentage of quality starts sits at 52.6% and he has made 215 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has accounted for 11,116 stops out of the 12,216 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .910. His opponents are averaging 2.70 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,100 goals altogether. He has been a starter 409 contests and his ice time sits at 24,412 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (+115)
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