Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 4/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+127) Oilers (-147)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (21-24-3) go to Rogers Place on Thursday where they'll meet the Edmonton Oilers (28-16-2). The Flames open this game at +127 while the Oilers are coming in at -147. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Flames had a rough game after their 2-1 loss against the Canadiens in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Flames sat at 39 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 47.6%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 57.8% and their PDO was 95.0 for this matchup. Calgary had 6 penalty minutes in this contest. The Flames didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick against was 30, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 51.6%. They had 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 20 opportunities to win the puck. Additionally, they had 3 attempts on the power play and notched 1 goal. For the game, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 22 shots they looked to score on.
The Flames have had 1,373 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .899. When at even strength, the Flames let the opposition score 109 goals while having 97 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary Flames opponents have earned 148 power play tries (13th in professional hockey) and have tallied 29 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have racked up 45 points and their points % is .469. Calgary has taken 1,429 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.9%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have tallied 127 goals (23rd in the NHL) for the year and have allowed 138. Calgary steps onto the ice with 150 power play opportunities and they have scored 30 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 20.00%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jacob Markstrom. The opposition has scored 815 goals against Markstrom in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.80. Markstrom has been in net for 308 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .910 during his 17,496 minutes played. He has an overall record of 127-135-34 and he started in 292 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Markstrom has earned 152 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .521. Markstrom has seen 9,039 shots against him and has accrued 8,224 total saves.
In their last game, Edmonton squared up with the Jets in a matchup where the Oilers notched a victory by a score of 6-1. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Oilers notched 6 goals of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 122 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 39.1%. Edmonton went home with a 45.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Edmonton played and we'd say they played well overall. Their Fenwick rate came in at 43.4% by compiling a Fenwick of 33 and the Jets having a 43 Fenwick at even strength.
Edmonton has attempted 1,363 shots (25th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.01%, while allowing their opponents 1,425 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 79.23% on their opponents 130 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 91.2%. They have earned 146 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 26.03%. The Oilers have 112 goals at even strength and 38 goals (4th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 126 goals to be scored by way of 99 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Edmonton Oilers have accounted for 150 goals, 58 points, and a points percentage of .630.
Across the ice you are likely to see Mikko Koskinen in net. He has gathered 3,155 stops out of 3,474 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .908. Koskinen is the owner of a career record of 55-46-9 and has participated in 118 games. He has started in 108 games and has been on the ice for 6,500 mins. Koskinen's percentage of quality starts comes out to 50.0% and he has qualified for 54 quality starts in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.95 goals per contest and he has yielded 319 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (-147)
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