Winnipeg Jets at Calgary Flames - 2/21/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (29-13-6) vs Winnipeg Jets (22-19-8)
Game Info: Monday, February 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -200 / Winnipeg Jets +150 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames host the Winnipeg Jets in Monday NHL Action.
The Winnipeg Jets come into this road contest with an overall record of 22-19-8. Through 49 games, the Jets are 6th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 144 times, good for a rank of 20th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Winnipeg is the 18th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.92 goals per game. So far, the Jets have a strength of schedule rating of 10th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 19th ranked team in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames get set to host the Winnipeg Jets with an overall record of 29-13-6. This mark places them 1st in the Pacific division. Through 48 games, the Flames have scored 166 goals, giving them an average of 3.42. This output gives them a rank of 10th among NHL teams. On defense, Calgary is the top-ranked unit, giving up 2.35 goals per contest. So far, the Flames have played the 20th 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 3rd in the NHL.
Through 49 games, the Winnipeg Jets goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor with 54 points. He has reached his mark of 29 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.4%. So far, 21.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mark Scheifele, who has 23 assists to go along with his 17 goals. However, when on the ice, the Jets are -14 in scoring differential. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck, who is giving up an average of 2.82 goals per game. In his 41 games played, he has turned in 26 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In Calgary's 48 games, he has come up with 20 goals and 43 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.2%. 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 +40. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.09 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Calgary's 48 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 27-19. So far, the Flames have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 12 of their 20 games at Scotiabank Saddledome. On the season, the Calgary Flames have a per-game scoring differential of 1.1. Even 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 24 goals, accounting for 73.0% of the scoring in these contests. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 3.42 goals per game 4 times. Look for the Flames to take care of business at home, picking up a win over the Jets.
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