Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+101) Flames (-115)
Scotiabank Saddledome is the site where Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (14-12-3) will play the Edmonton Oilers (18-13-0) on Wednesday. The Flames open this contest at -115 while the Oilers are priced at +101. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Oilers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-3 defeat against the Flames in their last game. The Oilers had a middle of the road offensive outing in the loss. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 31 shots they tried. In addition, they had 1 power play try but weren't able to score. Edmonton recorded 7 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Oilers was 45 and the Corsi against was 42 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 51.7%. Their Fenwick was 39 and the Fenwick against finished at 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 53.4%. They totaled 26 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 14 attempts to take control of the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 32.0% and their PDO rating was 95.5 in this one.
The Oilers have had 965 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .906. When playing at even strength, the Oilers have allowed 69 goals while having 76 of their own. Edmonton Oilers opponents have 93 power play opportunities (9th in the NHL) and have tallied 22 goals in those chances. For the current season, they sit with 36 points and their points % is .581. Edmonton has taken 976 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.6%. In reference to scoring goals, the Edmonton Oilers have racked up 103 goals (1st in pro hockey) this season and have given up 91. Edmonton skates onto the rink with 103 power play chances and they have notched 27 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 26.21%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Mike Smith. Smith has played in 624 games throughout his NHL career. He has an overall record of 271-251-74 and he has started in 583 games. Opponents have scored 1,605 goals versus Smith in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.70. Smith has had 18,176 shots taken against him and has accrued 16,571 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .912 during his 35,613 minutes in the crease. In his professional hockey career, Smith has 310 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .532.
In their win over Edmonton, Calgary had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Flames scored 4 goals of the 27 shots on goal they took. Their PDO at even strength was 105 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 68.0%. Calgary earned a 48.3% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Calgary had and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.6% by earning a Fenwick of 34 and the Oilers finishing with a 39 Fenwick.
So far this year, the Calgary Flames have earned a total of 79 goals, 31 points, and a points percentage of .534. They have granted a total of 84 goals to be scored by way of 66 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flames have accumulated 58 goals at even strength and 21 goals (10th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 104 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 20.19%. Calgary has attempted 865 shots (12th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.13%, while allowing their opponents 876 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.85% on the other teams 94 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.4%.
Across the ice you will find Jacob Markstrom in net. He is sitting with 7,865 saves out of the 8,637 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .911. Markstrom has compiled a career record of 121-125-34 and has been in net for 292 games. He has made the start in 276 games and has racked up 16,569 minutes. Markstrom's percentage of quality starts is 52.2% and he has qualified for 144 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.80 goals/game and he has yielded 772 goals altogether.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Calgary (-115) and under 6 goals
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