Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 2/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+100) Oilers (-120)
Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (10-8-0) host the Calgary Flames (8-7-1) at Rogers Place on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Flames coming in at +100 and the Oilers are at -120. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Flames were on the losing side of the ice with a 5-1 defeat to the Canucks in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Flames was 61 and the Corsi against was 43 which means they had a Corsi rate of 58.7%. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 75.5% and they had a PDO of 86.5 for this matchup. Calgary garnered 4 minutes in the box for this game. The Flames offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. Their Fenwick was 49 and the Fenwick against finished at 36, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 57.6%. They tallied 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 opportunities to win the face-off. Moreover, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 1 of the 36 shots they put on goal.
The Flames have had 492 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .909. When playing at even strength, the Flames have conceded 34 goals while scoring 31 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary Flames opponents have tallied 54 power play opportunities (12th in pro hockey) and have scored 11 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they sit with 17 points and their points % is .531. Calgary has taken 458 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.6%. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have tallied 44 goals (16th in pro hockey) so far this year and have conceded 45. Calgary is sitting with 61 power play opportunities and they have tallied 13 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 21.31%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has been in net for 286 games during his hockey career. He has amassed an overall mark of 118-123-33 and he has started in 270 games. The opposition has scored 756 goals against Markstrom in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.79. Markstrom has seen 8,493 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 7,737 saves. He has a save percentage of .911 in his 16,238 minutes in the crease. Over the course of his career, Markstrom has tallied 141 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .522.
In their last contest, Edmonton went up against the Jets in a game where the Oilers notched a win by a mark of 3-2. Their PDO at even strength was 110 and their oZS percentage was 27.5%. They had 6 power play opportunities in this one and scored 1 out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick percentage was 36.7% with a Fenwick of 18 and the Jets ending the game with a 31 Fenwick. The Oilers earned 3 goals of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. Edmonton went home with a 35.1% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Edmonton had and you might say they have had worse games.
On the season, the Edmonton Oilers have a total of 63 goals, 20 points, in addition to a points percentage of .556. They have granted a total of 60 goals to be scored by way of 46 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers have accumulated 47 goals at even strength and 16 goals (3rd in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 65 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 24.62%. Edmonton has put up 567 shots (3rd in the league) and has a shot percentage of 11.11%, while allowing the opposition 585 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.00% on their opponents 56 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.7%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Mikko Koskinen protecting the net. His opponents are averaging 2.98 goals per game and he has surrendered 304 goals in total. Koskinen's quality start rate comes out to 48.5% and he has made 49 quality starts in his NHL career. He has made the start in 101 games and has played for a total of 6,122 mins. Koskinen has compiled a career record of 51-43-9 and has participated in 111 games. He has accounted for 2,973 saves out of the 3,277 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .907.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (+100)
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