Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues 4/2/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The St. Louis Blues and Calgary Flames meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The St. Louis Blues need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Calgary Flames look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 26.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 23 goals, Jordan Kyrou has 40 assists and Pavel Buchnevich has 165 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 93 goals on 944 shots faced, and Ville Husso has given up 70 goals on 904 shots.

The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 23.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with 34 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 60 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 214 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 113 goals on 1,516 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has allowed 42 goals on 437 shots.

The Blues are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-1 in their last 8 vs. Pacific. The Flames are 17-6 in their last 23 home games and 20-8 in their last 28 overall. The over is 5-1 in Blues last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Flames last 5 Saturday games. The Blues are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The St. Louis Blues just can’t get out of their own way, and I doubt things change on the end of a back to back where they’ve had no recent success. The Calgary Flames are a club that’s been very consistent this season, and they’ve played their best hockey on their home ice. The Blues have had success against the Flames recently, but the better team is at home here. Give me the Flames and the PL for max betting value.

Author: Lucy Green