Calgary Flames at Colorado Avalanche - 3/13/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Calgary Flames at Colorado Avalanche - 3/13/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (41-13-5) vs Calgary Flames (35-15-7)

Game Info: Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -159 / Calgary Flames +129 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Avalanche host the Calgary Flames in Sunday NHL Action.

The Calgary Flames come into this road contest with an overall record of 35-15-7. Through 57 games, the Flames are 1st in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 201 times, good for a rank of 5th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Calgary is the 2nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.46 goals per game. So far, the Flames have a strength of schedule rating of 19th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 2nd ranked team in the NHL.

The Colorado Avalanche get set to host the Calgary Flames with an overall record of 41-13-5. This mark places them 1st in the Central division. Through 59 games, the Avalanche have scored 230 goals, giving them an average of 3.85. This output gives them a rank of 2nd among NHL teams. On defense, Colorado is the 13th ranked unit, giving up 2.86 goals per contest. So far, the Avalanche have played the 32nd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Colorado's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 4th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In his team'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%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +44. The team's top overall goal scorer is Elias Lindholm. Of his 29 goals, 24.0% have come during power play time. 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.

Coming into this game, the Colorado Avalanche leader in points is Nazem Kadri. In Colorado's 59 games, he has come up with 22 goals and 50 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 11.6%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Gabriel Landeskog. Of his 30 goals, 23.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +19. Colorado's top goalie is Darcy Kuemper, who is giving up an average of 2.54 goals per game. In his 41 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have a per-game scoring differential of 1.02. Even when playing at home, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.47 goals. As the Colorado Avalanche get set take on the Flames they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 1-4. During this stretch, they have scored 12 goals, accounting for 41.0% of the scoring in these contests. If the Avalanche hope to break out of their slump, they need to pick up their offensive play. During this stretch, they have outscored their average of 2.86 goals, just 1 time. Look for Avalanche's offense to come alive in a win over the Flames.

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Joe’s Pick Avalanche -150

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