Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Predictions 1/25/2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
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The Calgary Flames head to Rogers Place to take on the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Flames at -185 and the Oilers at +166.
Calgary has a record of 25-16-6 this year and away from home they have a record of 13-5-4-3. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 133 goals and surrendered 129 goals for a point differential of +4. For the year they have an ATS mark of 25-22-0 and an over/under record of 20-26-0. Edmonton has a record of 21-24-3 including 10-13-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 131 goals and have given up 154 for a goal differential of -23. Their record against the spread is 21-27-0 while their over/under mark is 22-25-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 25-22-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 20-26-0 against the over/under this season
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 21-27-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 22-25-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/29/17 RW Michael Frolik Jaw IR (12/28)
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
01/10/18 RW Jaromir Jagr Groin IR (12/30)
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
01/18/18 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Ribs IR (01/13)
Johnny Gaudreau has scored 55 total points this year for the Flames. He has 15 goals this season with 136 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 40 assists on the year and averages 19.1 minutes played per contest. Sean Monahan averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by tallying 21 goals on 114 attempts. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 42 points on the year. Mike Smith has 20 wins and 13 losses this season in goal for the Flames. He has 1,264 shots against him and he's surrendered 94 goals. He's made 1,170 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Leon Draisaitl has 39 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 12 goals this year with 108 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 27 assists on the year and averages 18.7 minutes played per contest. Connor McDavid averages 21.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 15 goals on 146 attempts. He has 38 assists, giving him a total of 53 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 17 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has 1,087 shots against him and he's given up 108 goals. He's made 979 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have 56 total points this year, which is 13th in the NHL. They've scored 133 goals while giving up 129 scores, which has them ranked 21st and 24th respectively. They have had 159 power play chances and scored 29 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That is 22nd in the league. The Flames have given up 154 power play opportunities and surrendered 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 17th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.70% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers are 26th in the league with a total of 45 points this season. They have 19 power play goals on 128 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 30th in the NHL. They've given up 154 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 71%, ranking 31st overall. As a team, the Oilers are 23rd with a total of 131 goals scored while they've given up 154 goals this season, ranking 6th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.99%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 28th overall in the NHL.
Calgary has a Corsi percentage of 51.8% as they've tried 2,967 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,766 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 5th in Corsi percentage. They are 11th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.8% as they have 2,190 shots while they've given up 2,120 attempts on defense. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.8% for the year. That puts them 13th and 15th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,435 face-off wins as opposed to 1,459 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That is 15th overall in the NHL. On defense Calgary has 824 hits and they've blocked 646 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 25th in the league.
The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 53.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.3% for the year. That ranks them 4th and 26th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,440 face-off wins as opposed to 1,501 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49%. That is 20th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,294 hits and they've blocked 750 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 7th in blocked shots. Edmonton is ranked 3rd in Corsi percentage with 52.5% as they've tried 3,035 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,748 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 2nd in the NHL at 53.1%, as they have 2,264 shots while they've given up 1,998 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Oilers NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Calgary -185
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary -185
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