Nashville Predators vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 11/7/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Calgary Flames
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+130) Flames (-161)
Scotiabank Saddledome is the site where the Calgary Flames (3-7-1) will take on the Nashville Predators (5-6-0) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Predators at +130 and the Flames are at -161. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Nashville Predators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 victory over the Oilers in their previous contest . The Predators played really well in this victory. In the matchup, they scored on 5 out of the 34 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and scored 1 goal. Nashville tallied 8 penalty minutes for this matchup.
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When playing at even strength, the Predators have given up 20 goals while getting 21 on offense. Nashville Predators opponents have earned 36 power play tries (22nd in professional hockey) and have come away with 12 goals in those attempts. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have earned 32 goals (20th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have surrendered 32. Nashville has taken 346 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.3%. For the year, they sit with 10 points and their points % is .455. The Predators so far have had 325 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .902. Nashville has compiled 47 power play opportunities and they have tallied 11 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 23.40%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Juuse Saros. The opposition has been able to score 727 goals versus Saros in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.58. Saros has taken the ice for 295 matchups during his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .919 in his 16,913 minutes on the ice. He has amassed a win-loss record of 151-100-27 and was named the starter in 278 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Saros has accumulated 171 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .615. Saros has had 8,981 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 8,254 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Calgary went up against the Kraken in an outing where the Flames ended up with the victory by a final score of 6-3. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and notched 1 out of those attempts. The Flames scored 6 goals of the 31 shots on goal they pursued.
Over the course of the season, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 28 goals, 7 points, in addition to a points percentage of .318. They have allowed 40 goals to be scored by of a combination of 36 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flames have racked up 21 goals at even strength and 7 goals (18th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 39 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.95%. Calgary has taken 358 shots (10th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 7.82%, while allowing the opposition 314 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 89.47% on the other teams 38 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 87.3%.
Across the ice you are going to see Jacob Markstrom in the crease. He has recorded 11,588 saves out of 12,746 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .909. Markstrom is the owner of a lifetime mark of 193-179-56 and has played in 445 games. He has made the start in 428 games and his ice time sits at 25,501 mins. Markstrom's quality start rate is 52.3% and he has 224 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.72 goals/game and he has yielded 1,158 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (+130)
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