Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 1/21/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (+100) Flames (-118)
The Calgary Flames (21-16-9) will try to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning (29-14-1) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Lightning at +100 and the Flames are coming in at -118. The total is 7.
The Tampa Bay Lightning had a rough game after their 5-3 defeat to the Oilers in their last outing. Tampa Bay had 24 penalty minutes for this contest. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to make the most of them. The Lightning were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the defeat. For the matchup, they converted 3 out of the 31 shots they tried.
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In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned 159 goals (6th in the league) on the season and have conceded 128. For the current campaign, they have scored 59 points and their points % is .670. Tampa Bay has accumulated 149 power play chances and they have scored 42 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 28.19%. While at even strength, the Lightning have allowed 100 goals while earning 117 as an offensive unit. Tampa Bay has taken 1,408 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.3%. The Lightning so far have had 1,354 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .905. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have 145 power play tries (16th in hockey) and have scored 28 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has been in net for 397 games throughout his NHL career. He has compiled a mark of 249-112-25 and he started in 387 games. Opponents have been able to score 972 goals versus Vasilevskiy in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.50. Vasilevskiy has seen 12,002 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 11,030 saves. His save percentage is .919 during his 23,307 mins in the crease. Throughout his time in hockey, Vasilevskiy has accounted for 222 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .574.
In their last outing, Calgary played the Avalanche in a matchup where the Flames took a loss by a tally of 4-1. The Flames notched 1 goal of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this contest and scored 1 out of those attempts.
During this campaign, the Calgary Flames have accounted for 140 goals, 51 points, in addition to a points percentage of .554. They have granted a total of 136 goals to be scored by of a combination of 107 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded. The Flames have 111 goals at even strength and 29 goals (21st in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 146 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 19.86%. Calgary has put up 1,608 shots (2nd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.71%, while allowing the opposition 1,283 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 82.10% on the other teams 162 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 89.4%.
For the opposition you will find Jacob Markstrom protecting the net. He has gathered 10,741 saves out of the 11,796 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .911. Markstrom has accrued a lifetime record of 182-164-48 and has played in 410 contests. He has started in 394 games and his ice time sits at 23,464 mins. Markstrom's quality start rate is 52.8% and he has 208 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.70 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,055 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-118)
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