Winnipeg Jets (20-11-2) at Calgary Flames (15-16-3)
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -123 / Winnipeg Jets +111 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames meet Friday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 27.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 16 goals, Mark Scheifele has 26 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 68 goals on 813 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 18 goals on 224 shots.
The Calgary Flames need a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 13 goals, Elias Lindholm has 20 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 66 goals on 691 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed 29 goals on 314 shots.
The Jets are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Flames are 11-4 in their last 15 games as a home favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The over is 9-2-1 in Jets last 12 overall. The over is 7-3-2 in Flames last 12 games as a favorite. The Jets are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Calgary. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
You can make a case for either of these teams and the Winnipeg Jets have won three of the five meetings against the Flames this season. However, the Jets have had issues stringing wins together recently and the Flames have been nothing but money in the home favorite role. The Jets have also had issues winning in Calgary over the years. I'll take my chances with the Flames and the cheap price because of their success at home.