Calgary Flames at Winnipeg Jets - 4/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Calgary Flames at Winnipeg Jets - 4/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets (37-32-11) vs Calgary Flames (50-20-10)

Game Info: Friday, April 29, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Canada Life Centre)

Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets +159 / Calgary Flames -200 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Winnipeg Jets host the Calgary Flames in Friday NHL Action.

The Calgary Flames come into this road contest with an overall record of 50-20-10. Through 80 games, the Flames are 1st in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 290 times, good for a rank of 6th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Calgary is the 2nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.5 goals per game. So far, the Flames have a strength of schedule rating of 29th 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 Winnipeg Jets get set to host the Calgary Flames with an overall record of 37-32-11. This mark places them 6th in the Central division. Through 80 games, the Jets have scored 245 goals, giving them an average of 3.04. This output gives them a rank of 17th among NHL teams.On defense, Winnipeg is the 20th ranked unit, giving up 3.11 goals per contest. So far, the Jets have played the 13th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Winnipeg's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 18th in the NHL.

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Through 80 games, the Calgary Flames' leading goal scorer is Matthew Tkachuk. With his 61 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 102. On the season, he is turning 16.3% 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 80 games, he has come up with 39 goals on a shooting percentage of 15.1%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 63 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 77 games, the Winnipeg Jets' goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor, with 92 points. He has reached his mark of 46 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.7%. So far, 17.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mark Scheifele, who has 41 assists to go along with his 29 goals. However, when on the ice, the Jets are -17 in scoring differential. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck, who is giving up an average of 3.0 goals per game. In his 65 games played, he has turned in 38 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Calgary's 80 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 40-35-5. So far, taking the over when the Flames are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-18-2. 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 Winnipeg's 80 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 42-36-2. So far, taking the over when the Jets are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 21-16-2. On the season, 59.0% of Winnipeg's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 49.0% of the scoring coming from the Jets. In this matchup, look for the Flames' strong offense to come up with a big scoring night, taking this game over the posted betting line of 6 goals.

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