Winnipeg Jets at Calgary Flames - 3/27/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Winnipeg Jets at Calgary Flames - 3/27/21 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: Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -122 / Winnipeg Jets +108 --- Over/Under: 5.5 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 Saturday night.

The Winnipeg Jets will look to build on their 3-2 win over Calgary from Friday’s matchup. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 40 points including 13 goals and a team-high 27 assists while Nikolaj Ehlers has 33 points with 15 goals and 18 assists. Kyle Connor also has 32 points with a team-high 17 goals while Blake Wheeler, Andrew Copp and Paul Stastny all have double-digit goal and assist tallies this season. 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 26.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.8 goals on 31.6 shots with a 79.5% success rate on the penalty kill.

The Calgary Flames will try to avenge Friday’s loss in this matchup. Elias Lindholm leads the Flames in scoring with 29 points including a team-high 21 assists while Matthew Tkachuk has 26 points with 9 goals and 17 assists. Johnny Gaudreau also has a team-high 13 goals with 12 assists while Sean Monahan has 21 points with 7 goals and 14 assists this season. As a team, Calgary is averaging 2.6 goals on 29.8 shots with a 19.7% success rate on the power play while allowing 3 goals on 30 shots with an 80.9% success rate defending the penalty kill this season.

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Winnipeg is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record and 3-7 in their last 10 Saturday games while the over is 9-3-1 in their last 13 games overall. Calgary is 0-4 in their last 4 games overall and 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on no rest while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games.

I get why you could make a case for Calgary as a lot of times it’s hard to beat the same team in as many nights. However, Winnipeg continues to get disrespected by oddsmakers but it just means more value for us in the long run. I just don’t see any reason to pass on the value here, so give me Winnipeg for another W.

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Chris’s Pick Winnipeg +108

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