St. Louis Blues at Calgary Flames - 4/2/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Blues at Calgary Flames - 4/2/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames (40-18-9) vs St. Louis Blues (37-20-9)

Game Info: Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -208 / St. Louis Blues +167 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Calgary Flames host the St. Louis Blues in Saturday NHL Action.

The St. Louis Blues come into this road contest with an overall record of 37-20-9. Through 66 games, the Blues are 3rd in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 234 times, good for a rank of 6th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, St. Louis is the 9th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.85 goals per game. So far, the Blues have a strength of schedule rating of 24th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 6th ranked team in the NHL.

The Calgary Flames get set to host the St. Louis Blues with an overall record of 40-18-9. This mark places them 1st in the Pacific division. Through 67 games, the Flames have scored 234 goals, giving them an average of 3.46. This output gives them a rank of 6th among NHL teams.On defense, Calgary is the 2nd ranked unit, giving up 2.45 goals per contest. So far, the Flames have played the 21st 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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Coming into this game, the St. Louis Blues leader in points is Jordan Kyrou. In his team's 66 games, he has come up with 22 goals and 40 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 14.8%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +8.0. The team's top overall goal scorer is David Perron. Of his 23 goals, 39.0% have come during power play time. St. Louis's top goalie is Ville Husso, who is giving up an average of 2.4 goals per game. In his 30 games played, he has turned in 18 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 67 games, he has come up with 31 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 2.15 goals per game. In his 53 games played, he has turned in 32 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In St. Louis's 66 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 34-31-1. So far, taking the over when the Blues are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-15. On the season, 58.0% of St. Louis's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from the Blues. In Calgary's 67 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 33-31-3. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 16-17-2. On the season, 60.0% 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 set at 6.5 goals, look for the Flames and Blues to still surpass this betting total.

 

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