Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 10/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+118) Oilers (-130)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames are headed to Rogers Place on Saturday where they'll meet the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers open this contest at -130 while the Flames are coming in at +118. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-2 victory over the Canucks in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Flames sat at 45 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 39 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 53.6%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 56.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 118.7 for this game. Calgary amassed 6 penalty mins in this game. The Flames had a good offensive performance in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick against was 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.3%. They had 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to take control of the puck. Moreover, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't convert them into a score. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 6 out of the 28 shots they put on goal.
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The Flames had 1,577 shots tried against them and held a save percentage of .899. When at even strength, the Flames surrendered 126 goals while having 123. Calgary Flames opposition had 172 power play tries (9th in professional hockey) and racked up 34 goals in those attempts. For the previous campaign, they accumulated 55 points and their points percentage was .491. Calgary attempted 1,689 shots and held a shot percentage of 9.2%. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames accumulated 155 goals (19th in the NHL) in the prior season and conceded 160. Calgary finished with 175 power play chances and tallied 32 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 18.29%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jacob Markstrom. Opponents have racked up 831 goals versus Markstrom in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.78. Markstrom has taken the ice for 315 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .910 for his 17,918 mins in the crease. He has compiled a record of 132-137-34 and he has gotten the start in 299 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Markstrom has accumulated 156 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .522. Markstrom has seen 9,217 shot attempts taken against him and he has 8,386 total saves.
In their last game, Edmonton played the Canucks in a matchup where the Oilers earned a win by a final of 3-2. Edmonton earned a 55.2% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Edmonton played and you might say they have had worse games. They had a Fenwick percentage of 53.6% by tallying a Fenwick of 37 and the Canucks ending the game with a 32 Fenwick. Their PDO was 100 and their oZS percentage was 60.8%. The Oilers netted 3 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 chances on the power play in this matchup and scored 1 goal out of those tries.
The Oilers scored 135 goals at even strength and 48 goals (1st in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Edmonton attempted 1,674 shots (15th in pro hockey) and had a shooting percentage of 10.93%, while allowing their opponent 1,717 shots. On the campaign, the Edmonton Oilers finished the season with 183 goals, 72 points, as well as a points percentage of .643. They recorded 174 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 27.59%. They accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.47% on their opposition's 154 power play opportunities, and their save percentage was at 91.0%. They allowed 154 goals to be scored by of a combination of 127 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you will find Mike Smith defending the goal. He has a tally of 17,105 stops out of the 18,753 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .912. Smith has accumulated a career record of 284-254-76 and has been in goal for 643 contests. He has started in 601 games and has been on the ice for 36,745 minutes. Smith's percentage of quality starts is 53.4% and he has accumulated 321 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.69 goals/game and he has allowed 1,648 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (+118)
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