Winnipeg Jets at Calgary Flames - 3/26/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Winnipeg Jets at Calgary Flames - 3/26/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames (15-16-3) vs Winnipeg Jets (20-11-2)

Game Info: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -123 / Winnipeg Jets +111 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Winnipeg Jets and the Calgary Flames meet in NHL action from the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday night.

The Winnipeg Jets will look to build on a 5-1 win over Vancouver last time out. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 39 points including 13 goals and a team-high 26 assists while Nikolaj Ehlers has 33 points with 15 goals and 18 assists. Kyle Connor has 30 points with a team-high 16 goals while Blake Wheeler’s got 9 goals with 19 assists. Neal Pionk also has 21 assists for the Jets this season. As a team, Winnipeg is averaging 3.3 goals on 29.8 shots with a 27.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.8 goals on 31.6 shots with a 79.7% success rate defending the penalty kill this season.

The Calgary Flames will look to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Ottawa last time out. Elias Lindholm leads the Flames in scoring with 28 points including a team-high 20 goals while Johnny Gaudreau has 25 points with 13 goals and 12 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 25 points with 8 goals and 17 assists. As a team, Calgary is averaging 2.6 goals on 29.8 shots with a 20.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 3 goals on 30 shots with an 80.4% success rate on the PK this season.

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Winnipeg is 8-3 in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 7-1-1 in their last 9 games as an underdog. Calgary is 1-4 in their last 5 games overall and 11-4 in their last 15 games as a home favorite while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games as a home favorite.

I get the case that could be made for either side here, but realistically, this total feels too good to pass on. Calgary’s had goaltending issues all year long, but they’re still solid in the forward department as has a lot of goal-scoring potential. Winnipeg does as well, and I just think that this one is headed for at least seven goals, so give me the over here.

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