Seattle Kraken at Calgary Flames - 2/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (28-13-6) vs Seattle Kraken (16-30-4)
Game Info: Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -275 / Seattle Kraken +210 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames host the Seattle Kraken in Saturday NHL Action
The Seattle Kraken come into this road contest with an overall record of 16-30-4. Through 50 games, the Kraken are 8th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 132 times, good for a rank of 23rd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Seattle is the 29th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.54 goals per game. So far, the Kraken have a strength of schedule rating of 11th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 28th ranked team in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames get set to host the Seattle Kraken with an overall record of 28-13-6. This mark places them 1st in the Pacific division. Through 47 games, the Flames have scored 164 goals, giving them an average of 3.45. This output gives them a rank of 9th among NHL teams. On defense, Calgary is the 1st ranked unit, giving up 2.38 goals per contest. So far, the Flames have played the 19th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Calgary's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 2nd in the NHL.
Through 45 games, the Seattle Kraken goal and overall scoring leader is Jared McCann with 32 points. He has reached his mark of 20 goals, on a shooting percentage of 17.2%. So far, 35.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Jordan Eberle, who has 15 assists to go along with his 14 goals. However, when on the ice, the Kraken are -22 in scoring differential. Seattle's top goalie is Philipp Grubauer, who is giving up an average of 3.18 goals per game. In his 37 games played, he has yet to post a quality start.
Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In Calgary's 47 games, he has come up with 20 goals and 43 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.3%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Andrew Mangiapane. Of his 25 goals, 28% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +39. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.12 goals per game. In his 37 games played, he has turned in 21 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Calgary's 47 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 26-19. So far, the Flames have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 11 of their 19 games at Scotiabank Saddledome. On the season, the Calgary Flames have a per-game scoring differential of 1.11. When playing at home, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.78 goals. Heading into this game, the Calgary Flames are the winners of each of their last five games. During this stretch, they have scored 28 goals, accounting for 78.0% of the scoring in these contests. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 3.45 goals per game in all 5 games. Look for this streak to continue in a win over Seattle.
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