Flames vs Oilers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+111) Oilers (-123)
David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (26-19-5, 3rd in the Pacific Division) go to Rogers Place on Wednesday where they'll meet the Edmonton Oilers (26-18-5, 2nd in the Pacific Division). The moneyline on this contest has the Flames priced at +111 and the Oilers are at -123. The over/under opens at 6. The Flames cover 46.7% of the time, having gone 21-24 SU. The Oilers cover 51.1% of the time, going 24-23 straight up.
The Calgary Flames head into this game holding a record of 26 victories and 19 losses, which puts them at 3rd in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 130 goals which ranks them 12th in the conference and 26th in the league. Their goal differential is -17, which puts them at 25th in the league. The Flames currently have a total of 57 pts, which ranks them 16th in the league and 6th in the West. When looking at shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,569 which ranks them 8th in the Western Conference and 17th in the league. As a team, Calgary has a total of 845 hits which has them averaging 16.9 per game. They currently have a total of 573 blocks for the season. In net for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has racked up 2,126 minutes minding the goal this year. Rittich is allowing an average of 2.77 goals per game which has him placed 11th among Western Conference goaltenders and 25th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he's allowed 98 goals. His save % is .913 which has him placed 12th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Calgary Flames will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5 - 2 loss to the Ottawa Senators the last time they stepped on the ice. The Flames didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 42 shots they tried. They also had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Calgary earned 2 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Flames was 70 and the Corsi against was 27 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 72.2%. Their Fenwick was 50 and the Fenwick against sat at 21, giving them a rate of 70.4%. They took 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 70.6% and they had a PDO of 80.7 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Ottawa Senators tallied a total of 21 shots. They finished with a total of 6 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 1 power play attempt.
The Oilers will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 26 victories and 18 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 7th in the conference and 18th in the league with +1. They currently have a total of 153 goals for this year which has them sitting at 8th in the conference. Edmonton has a team save percentage of .902 which currently has them ranked 17th in the league, meaning there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.7% which is good for 2nd in the West. In goal for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having a bad season by surrendering 2.96 GAA and that has him ranked 21st among Western Conference goalies and 41st among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,417 mins he has played, he's given up 70 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .901, which puts him at 25th among Western Conference goalies and 49th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Edmonton Oilers went up against the Arizona Coyotes in a matchup where the Oilers ended up with the victory by a score of 7 - 3. In this outing, Edmonton earned a 50.0% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 41 and their opponent having a Corsi of 41. They had a Fenwick percentage of 50.8% by notching a Fenwick of 31 and the Coyotes having earned a 30 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Edmonton played and they looked good in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 118.6 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 66.4%. The Oilers netted 7 goals of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and were able to notch 1 out of those attempts. Concerning the opposition, the Coyotes had 4 power play attempts and went on to score 2 goals. Edmonton conceded 30 shots on goal and the Coyotes had a total of 8 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (+111)
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