Calgary Flames at Nashville Predators - 4/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Nashville Predators (44-29-6) vs Calgary Flames (49-20-10)
Game Info: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
Betting Odds: Nashville Predators +108 / Calgary Flames -133 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators host the Calgary Flames in Tuesday NHL Action.
The Calgary Flames come into this road contest with an overall record of 49-20-10. Through 79 games, the Flames are 1st in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 285 times, good for a rank of 6th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Calgary is the 3rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.48 goals per game. So far, the Flames have a strength of schedule rating of 28th 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 Nashville Predators get set to host the Calgary Flames with an overall record of 44-29-6. This mark places them 4th in the Central division. Through 79 games, the Predators have scored 253 goals, giving them an average of 3.16. This output gives them a rank of 13th among NHL teams. On defense, Nashville is the 15th-ranked unit, giving up 2.99 goals per contest. So far, the Predators have played the 15th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Nashville's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 15th in the NHL.
Through 79 games, the Calgary Flames' leading goal scorer is Matthew Tkachuk. With his 61 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 101. On the season, he is turning 16.2% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Flames have benefited from the strong play of Johnny Gaudreau, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Calgary's 79 games, he has come up with 39 goals on a shooting percentage of 15.2%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 61. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.21 goals per game. In his 62 games played, he has turned in 38 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 79 games, Nashville's leading goal scorer is Matt Duchene. With his 41 goals and 40 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 81. On the season, he is turning 18.7% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Predators have benefited from the strong play of Roman Josi, who is the teams overall leader in points. In Nashville's 79 games, he has come up with 21 goals on a shooting percentage of 7.8%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +13.0. Nashville's top goalie is Juuse Saros, who is giving up an average of 2.63 goals per game. In his 66 games played, he has turned in 42 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Calgary's 79 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 39-35-5. So far, taking the over when the Flames are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-18-2. 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. In Nashville's 79 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 46-33. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 18-22. On the season, 58.0% of Nashville's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Predators. With an over-under line set at 6 goals, I expect scoring to be at a premium, as both Nashville and Calgary feature elite defenses. I recommend taking the under.
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