Vegas Golden Knights at Calgary Flames - 4/14/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (45-19-9) vs Vegas Golden Knights (40-29-5)
Game Info: Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -156 / Vegas Golden Knights +126 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames host the Vegas Golden Knights in Thursday NHL Action.
The Vegas Golden Knights come into this road contest with an overall record of 40-29-5. Through 74 games, the Golden Knights are 4th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 238 times, good for a rank of 12th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vegas is the 16th-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.97 goals per game. So far, the Golden Knights have a strength of schedule rating of 22nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 15th-ranked team in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames get set to host the Vegas Golden Knights with an overall record of 45-19-9. This mark places them 1st in the Pacific division. Through 73 games, the Flames have scored 258 goals, giving them an average of 3.51. This output gives them a rank of 6th among NHL teams.On defense, Calgary is the 2nd ranked unit, giving up 2.47 goals per contest. So far, the Flames have played the 27th 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 68 games, the Vegas Golden Knight's goal and overall scoring leader is Jonathan Marchessault, with 60 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.2%. So far, 18.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Chandler Stephenson, who has 40 assists to go along with his 17 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +3. Vegas's top goalie is Robin Lehner, who is giving up an average of 2.82 goals per game.
Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In Calgary's 73 games, he has come up with 34 goals and 67 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 14.3%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Elias Lindholm. Of his 38 goals, 24.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +56. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.19 goals per game. In his 58 games played, he has turned in 35 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Vegas's 74 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-30-3. So far, taking the over when the Golden Knights are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-17-1. On the season, 59.0% of Vegas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Golden Knights. In Calgary's 73 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 35-34-4. So far, taking the over when the Flames are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-17-2. 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. Look for this to be a low-scoring contest, as Vegas has just the 20th ranked shooting percentage, which will not match up well vs. a Calgary team ranked 3rd in save percentage (92.67%).
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