Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 5/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+112) Oilers (-132)
Rogers Place is the venue where Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (29-17-2) will play the Calgary Flames (22-24-3) on Saturday. The Oilers open this game at -132 while the Flames are priced at +112. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-1 win against the Oilers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Flames had a middle of the road offensive performance in this win. While out there on the ice, they netted 3 out of the 30 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert it into a goal. Calgary amassed 4 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Flames was 51 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 48 which means they had a Corsi rate of 51.5%. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick Against sat at 36, giving them a Fenwick rate of 49.3%. They had a tally of 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 44.2% and their PDO was 108.4 for this matchup.
Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have tallied 130 goals (24th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 139. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 47 points and their points percentage is sitting at .480. Calgary has tallied 151 power play opportunities and they have notched 30 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 19.87%. While playing at even strength, the Flames have allowed the opponent to score 110 goals while having 100 themselves. Calgary has tried 1,459 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.9%. The Flames have had 1,404 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .901. Calgary Flames opponents have totaled 151 power play tries (14th in professional hockey) and have come away with 29 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Throughout his time in hockey, Markstrom has 151 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .515. He has a save percentage of .910 for his 17,556 minutes on the ice. Markstrom has had 9,070 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 8,254 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 816 goals versus Markstrom in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.79. He has amassed a mark of 128-135-34 and he has gotten the start in 293 games. Markstrom has been involved in 309 contests over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their loss to Calgary, Edmonton earned a 48.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Edmonton played and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.7% by compiling a Fenwick of 36 and the Flames ending the game with a 35 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 92 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 55.8%. The Oilers earned 1 goal out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
So far this season, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 154 goals, 60 points, in addition to a points percentage of .625. They have permitted 130 goals to be scored by way of 103 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Oilers are sitting with 114 goals at even strength and 40 goals (3rd in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 152 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 26.32%. Edmonton has tried 1,421 shots (24th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.84%, while allowing their opponents 1,485 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 79.55% on the other teams 132 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.2%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Mike Smith protecting the net. Smith has compiled a career record of 279-254-76 and has been in net for 637 contests. Smith's quality start rate is 53.0% and he has 316 quality starts in his pro career. He has racked up 16,943 saves out of the 18,579 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .912. His opponents are averaging 2.70 goals/game and he has relinquished 1,636 goals in total. He has made the start in 596 games and has played 36,392 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (+112)
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