Detroit Red Wings at Calgary Flames - 3/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings at Calgary Flames - 3/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames (35-15-7) vs Detroit Red Wings (24-27-7)

Game Info: Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -250 / Detroit Red Wings +550 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Calgary Flames host the Detroit Red Wings in Saturday NHL Action.

The Detroit Red Wings come into this road contest with an overall record of 24-27-7. Through 58 games, the Red Wings are 5th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 170 times, good for a rank of 21st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Detroit is the 32nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.72 goals per game. So far, the Red Wings have a strength of schedule rating of 14th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 27th ranked team in the NHL.

The Calgary Flames get set to host the Detroit Red Wings with an overall record of 35-15-7. This mark places them 1st in the Pacific division. Through 57 games, the Flames have scored 201 goals, giving them an average of 3.49. This output gives them a rank of 5th among NHL teams. On defense, Calgary is the 2nd ranked unit, giving up 2.46 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.

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Through 53 games, the Detroit Red Wings goal and overall scoring leader is Dylan Larkin with 57 points. He has reached his mark of 27 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.9%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tyler Bertuzzi, who has 24 assists to go along with his 24 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +4.0. Detroit's top goalie is Alex Nedeljkovic, who is giving up an average of 3.23 goals per game.

Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In Calgary's 57 games, he has come up with 26 goals and 51 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 13.9%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Elias Lindholm. Of his 29 goals, 24.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +44. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.12 goals per game. In his 45 games played, he has turned in 26 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Detroit's 58 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 33-24-1. So far, taking the over when the Red Wings are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 15-11. On the season, 60.0% of Detroit's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 43.0% of the scoring coming from the Red Wings. In Calgary's 57 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 29-26-2. So far, taking the over when the Flames are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 13-13-1. On the season, 61.0% of Calgary's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Flames. With a line set at 6 goals, look for the Flame's hot offensive play to help push this game over that line.

 

 

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