Oilers vs Flames Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+140) Flames (-155)
David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (27-19-6, 2nd in the Pacific Division) host the Edmonton Oilers (26-18-6, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The Flames open this matchup at -155 while the Oilers are priced at +140. The O/U has been set at 6. The Oilers cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 24-24 SU. Calgary covers 45.7% of the time, going 21-25 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers step onto the ice holding a record of 26 victories and 18 defeats, ranking them 3rd in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 156 goals which has them sitting at 6th in the conference and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +1, ranking them 18th in the NHL. The Oilers have compiled a total of 58 pts, which has them sitting at 16th in the NHL and 6th in the conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 1,464 which has them sitting at 15th in the Western Conference and 28th in the NHL. As a unit, Edmonton currently has a total of 1,059 hits which means they are averaging 21.2 per contest. They have compiled a total of 644 blocks for the year. Looking after the goal for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has played a total of 1,482 minutes minding the goal this year. Smith is conceding 2.96 GAA which has him sitting 21st among Western Conference goalies and 40th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he's given up 73 goals. He holds a save % of .901 which has him sitting 25th among Western Conference goalies.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4 - 3 defeat to the Calgary Flames their last time out. The Oilers had a middle of the road offensive performance in this loss. In this matchup, they finished 3 of the 34 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal out of those chances. Edmonton ended up with a total of 16 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Oilers was 56 and the Corsi against was 46 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 54.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 45 and the Fenwick against was 33, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 57.7%. They won 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 30 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 57.4% and they had a PDO of 93.6 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Calgary Flames racked up a total of 28 shots. They had 22 penalty mins and they earned 1 power play chance.
The Flames are the team looking to add points to their total and for the year they have 27 victories and 19 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they sit 12th in the conference and 25th in the NHL with -17. They currently have a total of 137 goals for the season which has them at 11th in the conference. Calgary has a save percentage as a team of .909 which has them sitting 11th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 8.4% ranking them 13th in the conference. In goal for Calgary is David Rittich who is having an average year by allowing 2.77 goals per contest and that ranks him 11th in the West and 25th in the NHL. In the 2,191 minutes he's played this year, he has surrendered 101 goals. His save percentage is .913, which has him ranking 12th in the West and 24th in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames faced off against the Edmonton Oilers in an outing where the Flames took home the victory by a final of 4 - 3. In this game, Calgary went home with a 45.1% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 46 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 56. They had a Fenwick percentage of 42.3% by earning a Fenwick of 33 and the Oilers having a 45 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Calgary played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO of 106.4 and their percentage of oZS was 40.8%. The Flames netted 4 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play chance in this game but didn't score a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Oilers had 4 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal. Calgary gave way to 34 shots on goal and the Oilers ended up with 16 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (+140)
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