Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames - 3/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames - 3/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames (40-17-8) vs Colorado Avalanche (46-14-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -111 / Colorado Avalanche +101 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

 

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

The Colorado Avalanche come into this road contest with an overall record of 46-14-6. Through 66 games, the Avalanche are 1st in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 253 times, good for a rank of 2nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Colorado is the 8th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.77 goals per game. So far, the Avalanche have a strength of schedule rating of 32nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 3rd ranked team in the NHL.

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The Calgary Flames get set to host the Colorado Avalanche with an overall record of 40-17-8. This mark places them 1st in the Pacific division. Through 65 games, the Flames have scored 231 goals, giving them an average of 3.52. 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 26th 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 66 games, the Colorado Avalanche's leading goal scorer is Mikko Rantanen. With his 45 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 78. On the season, he is turning 14.9% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Avalanche have benefited from the strong play of Nazem Kadri, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Colorado's 66 games, he has come up with 26 goals on a shooting percentage of 12.1%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 17. Colorado's top goalie is Darcy Kuemper, who is giving up an average of 2.41 goals per game. In his 46 games played, he has turned in 27 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 65 games, he has come up with 30 goals and 60 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 14.2%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Elias Lindholm. Of his 34 goals, 26.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +49. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.16 goals per game. In his 51 games played, he has turned in 30 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Colorado's 66 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 37-27-2. So far, taking the over when the Avalanche are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-13-1. On the season, 62.0% of Colorado's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 57% of the scoring coming from the Avalanche. In Calgary's 65 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 33-29-3. So far, taking the over when the Flames are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 16-15-2. On the season, 62.0% of Calgary's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 59.0% of the scoring coming from the Flames. With a line at 6 goals, I see Colorado and Calgary surpassing this total. I recommend taking the over.

 

 

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