Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers head to Scotiabank Saddledome to take on the Calgary Flames on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Oilers at -145 and the Flames at +131. The over/under has been set at 5.
Edmonton comes into this game having played 47 games. They have an overall record of 25-15-7 and away from home they have a record of 12-7-5. The currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 135 goals and surrendered 125 goals for a point differential of +10. The Oilers have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 22-22 and an over/under record of 17-26-4. Calgary shows up with a record of 24-21-3 including 13-12-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 127 goals and surrendered 131 for a goal differential of -4. The Flames have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 22-24 while their over/under record sits at 19-23-6.
Connor McDavid has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 15 goals this season with 142 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 17 goals on 102 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 40 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 24 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 1,245 shots against him and has given up 102 goals. He has made 1,143 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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Mikael Backlund has accumulated 33 total points this season for the Flames. He has 14 goals this season with 111 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Johnny Gaudreau has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 10 goals on 104 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 16 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has had 802 shots against him and has given up 64 goals. He has made 738 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Oilers have 57 total points this season. They have scored 135 goals while giving up 125 goals. They have had 144 power play opportunities and have scored 30 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Oilers have allowed 137 power play opportunities and given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.08% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Flames have a total of 51 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 157 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 178 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Oilers have a total of 127 goals scored while they've given up 131 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.12%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 51.9% as they've attempted 2,750 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,550 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.1% as they have 2,043 attempts while they've given up 1,881 shots on the defensive end. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 52.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the season. They have 1,346 face off wins compared to 1,469 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.8%. On defense Edmonton has 1,145 hits and they've blocked 669 shots from the opposition.
Calgary has attempted 2,604 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,576 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.8% as they have 1,912 shots while they've given up 1,930 attempts on defense. The Flames have an offensive zone percentage of 49.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.5% as they've compiled 1,437 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,468 face off losses. On defense Calgary has blocked 646 shot attempts and they have 912 hits as a unit.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 22-22 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 17-26-4 against the over/under
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 22-24 straight up
The Calgary Flames are 19-23-6 against the over/under
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/26/16 RW Tyler Pitlick Knee expected to miss 4 months
12/03/16 D Darnell Nurse Ankle out 3 months
10/21/16 D Andrew Ference Hip out indefinitely
10/09/16 RW Iiro Pakarinen Knee out indefinitely
01/19/17 D Matthew Benning Illness "?" Friday vs. Nashville
01/19/17 C Jujhar Khaira Upper Body is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Nashville
Calgary Flames Injuries
10/09/16 D Ladislav Smid Neck out for season
01/19/17 RW Garnet Hathaway Upper Body out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton -145
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