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Betway Bets of the Day: Markstrom to put on a show in honour of Kiprusoff jersey retirement

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Tyson Cole
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Finally, the Calgary Flames are back in action tonight as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s a special night tonight in Calgary as the team honours Flames goaltending legend Miikka Kiprusoff, who is the fourth player in franchise history to have his number inserted into the rafters. 
Tonight’s expected goaltender match-ups for our highlighted game:
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Tristan Jarry (17-18-4) vs. The Calgary Flames’ Jacob Markstrom (20-15-2).

Jacob Markstrom over 27.5 saves (-118)

Your $15.00 bet would return $24.00.
Jacob Markstrom has covered this line in five of his last six games, averaging 30.2 saves per game. Over his last nine home games, Markstrom averages 28.1 saves per game. 
Against the Penguins, Markstrom has cleared in six of his last eight, averaging 31.6 saves per game. The Penguins are averaging 33 shots per game in their previous eight road games. 
Okay, sure, you’ve convinced me. I’ll sprinkle Markstrom to record a shutout at +600.

Rickard Rakell over 2.5 shots on goal (+100)

Your $10 bet would return $20.00.
This play is an excellent correlated play with our Markstrom saves play.
With the injuries to Jake Guentzel and Bryan Rust, Rickard Rakell is the beneficiary of a promotion to the top line with Sidney Crosby. Rakell has cleared this line in three straight games and is coming off a three-shot, 11 attempt performance against Seattle Kraken. 
Rakell has higher shot volume on the road than he does at home this season — clearing at a 58% clip, averaging 3.0 shots on 5.9 shot attempts. 
Against the Flames, Rakell has covered this line in five of his last six games, averaging 3.2 shots on 5.7 shot attempts — and all three games in the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Flames are allowing the sixth most shots on goal to wingers over their last 10 games, averaging 12.8 shots to the position per game. 

Mikael Backlund over 2.5 shots on goal (-163)

Your $10.00 bet would return $16.15.
I will continue to play this man until he lets us down.
Mikael Backlund has covered this line in four straight games, averaging 4.0 shots on 6.8 shot attempts. Over his last eight games in the Scotiabank Saddledome, Backlund has cleared in seven of his previous eight games, 3.5 shots on 6.3 shot attempts — and a 57% clip on the season. 
The Flames captain registered six shots on seven attempts last season at home against the Penguins. The Penguins allow 10.3 shots to the centre position this season.

Last Game Recap

Florida Panthers to score a Powerplay Goal – WON – (+9.00)
Brayden Point Over 2.5 Shots on Goal – LOSS – (-$15.00)
Connor Bedard Goal – LOSS – (-$5.00)
The Panthers cash in on the powerplay in the second period. Brayden Point starts off hot, with two shots in the first period, and then doesn’t take another attempt after that. 
All-Time Record: 40-52 (-$143.37)

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