Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 2/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
TV: Sportsnet One
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+122) Flames (-142)
Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (10-8-0) are headed to Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday where they'll meet the Calgary Flames (8-7-1). The Flames open this game at -142 while the Oilers are coming in at +122. The total is set at 6.5.
The Oilers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win over the Jets the last time they stepped on the ice. The Oilers had an average offensive output in the victory. For the outing, they earned a goal on 3 of the 30 shots they attempted. They also had 6 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. Edmonton earned 12 minutes in the box for this contest. The Corsi for the Oilers was 26 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 48 which means they had a Corsi rate of 35.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 18 and the Fenwick against was 31, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 36.7%. They had a tally of 21 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 15 opportunities to gain puck control. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 27.5% and their PDO was 110.1 for this matchup.
Pertaining to scoring goals, the Edmonton Oilers have racked up 63 goals (1st in the National Hockey League) this season and have allowed 60. For the year, they sit with 20 points and their points % is .556. Edmonton has tallied 65 power play opportunities and they have tallied 16 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 24.62%. While playing at even strength, the Oilers have surrendered 46 goals while having 47 on the offensive side of the ice. Edmonton has attempted 567 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.1%. The Oilers have had 585 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .897. Edmonton Oilers opponents have earned 56 power play opportunities (8th in the NHL) and have a total of 14 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Mikko Koskinen. Koskinen has participated in 111 games throughout his NHL career. He has compiled an overall record of 51-43-9 and he started in 101 games. The opposition has scored 304 goals against Koskinen in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.98. Koskinen has had 3,277 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,973 saves. His save percentage currently is .907 in his 6,122 minutes between the pipes. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Koskinen has accumulated 49 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .485.
When they were on the ice last, Calgary faced the Canucks in a matchup where the Flames ended up losing by a final score of 5-1. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Flames scored 1 goal out of the 36 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 87 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 75.5%. Calgary earned a 58.7% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Calgary played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 57.6% by amassing a Fenwick of 49 and the Canucks having earned a 36 Fenwick.
Calgary has tried 458 shots (12th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.61%, while allowing their opponents 492 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.63% on the other teams 54 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.9%. They have a total of 61 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 21.31%. The Flames have racked up 31 goals at even strength and 13 goals (9th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 45 goals to be scored by way of 34 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 44 goals, 17 points, in addition to a points percentage of .531.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jacob Markstrom in the crease. He has racked up 7,737 stops out of 8,493 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .911. Markstrom is the owner of a career record of 118-123-33 and has participated in 286 games. He was named a starter in 270 games and has played for a total of 16,238 mins. Markstrom's rate of quality starts sits at 52.2% and he has made 141 quality starts in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.79 goals per contest and he has relinquished 756 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (+122)
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