Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 3/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+126) Oilers (-139)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (11-11-2) are headed to Rogers Place on Saturday where they'll take on the Edmonton Oilers (14-11-0). The Oilers open this contest at -139 while the Flames are priced at +126. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 7-3 victory over the Senators the last time they stepped on the ice. The Flames had a impressive offensive outing in the win. In the game, they converted 7 out of the 29 shots they tried. They also had 1 attempt on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. Calgary compiled 2 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Flames was 40 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 42 which means they had a Corsi rate of 48.8%. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick against finished at 34, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 48.5%. They compiled 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 24 attempts to win the face-off. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 66.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 117.9 for this game.
The Flames have had 747 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .902. At even strength, the Flames have allowed the opponent to score 55 goals while having 47 of their own. Calgary Flames opponents have tallied 85 power play opportunities (2nd in the league) and have come away with 18 goals in those chances. For the season, they have accumulated 24 points and their points percentage is .500. Calgary has taken 703 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.3%. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have earned 65 goals (16th in the NHL) for the season and have allowed 73. Calgary has accounted for 84 power play chances and they have added 18 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 21.43%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jacob Markstrom. For his professional hockey career, Markstrom has recorded 140 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .517. His save percentage sits at .911 in his 16,266 minutes on the ice. Markstrom has had 8,508 shot attempts against him and he has 7,747 saves. The opposition has notched 761 goals against Markstrom in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.81. He has earned a win-loss mark of 118-124-33 and he has gotten the start in 271 games. Markstrom has been involved in 287 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Edmonton faced the Maple Leafs in an outing where the Oilers went home in defeat by a tally of 6-1. They had a PDO at even strength of 84 and their oZS percentage was 61.5%. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick rate came in at 56.1% by notching a Fenwick of 37 and the Maple Leafs having notched a 29 Fenwick at even strength. The Oilers scored 1 goal of the 27 shots on goal they tried. Edmonton earned a 62.0% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Edmonton played and it could be said that this team has had better games.
Edmonton has attempted 767 shots (3rd in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.43%, while allowing the other team 799 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.25% on their oppositions 80 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.2%. They have earned 85 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.88%. The Oilers are sitting with 58 goals at even strength and 22 goals (4th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 78 goals to be scored by of a combination of 59 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Edmonton Oilers have earned a total of 80 goals, 28 points, as well as a points percentage of .560.
Across the ice you are expected to see Mike Smith protecting the goal. Teams are averaging 2.71 goals per game and he has given up 1,596 goals altogether. Smith's quality start rate sits at 53.0% and he has accumulated 307 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He was named a starter in 579 games and has been on the ice for 35,374 minutes. Smith is the owner of a career record of 268-250-74 and has been in goal for 620 games. He has a tally of 16,470 stops out of the 18,066 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (+126)
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