Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 4/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-122) Flames (+102)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (16-21-3) play the Edmonton Oilers (25-14-2) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday. The Flames open this game at +102 while the Oilers are priced at -122. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Oilers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-1 victory against the Senators their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Oilers came in at 45 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 61 which means they had a Corsi rate of 42.5%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 38.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 107.4 in this one. Edmonton garnered 2 mins in the box for this game. The Oilers were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the victory. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against was 51, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 41.4%. They garnered 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 opportunities to control the puck. In addition, they had 1 chance on the power play and scored 1 goal. For the game, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 23 shots they put on goal.
The Oilers have had 1,276 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .910. At even strength, the Oilers have given up 91 goals while having 99 when they are on offense. Edmonton Oilers opponents have recorded 115 power play tries (20th in the league) and have a total of 24 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have accumulated 52 points and their points percentage is .634. Edmonton has tried 1,230 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.9%. In terms of scoring goals, the Edmonton Oilers have racked up 134 goals (3rd in hockey) so far this season and have given up 115. Edmonton is sitting with 129 power play chances and they have tallied 35 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 27.13%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Mike Smith. During his career on the ice, Smith has accounted for 315 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .534. He has a save percentage of .912 during his 36,037 minutes on the ice. Smith has had 18,400 shot attempts against him and he has 16,778 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 1,622 goals against Smith in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.70. He has accumulated an overall record of 276-251-76 and he has gotten the start in 590 games. Smith has been involved in 631 matchups over the course of his hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Calgary faced the Maple Leafs in a game where the Flames took the loss by a tally of 5-3. Calgary had a 52.7% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Calgary had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 51.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 38 and the Maple Leafs having notched a 36 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 91 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 44.0%. The Flames scored 3 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play attempt in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net.
For the year, the Calgary Flames have earned a total of 102 goals, 35 points, in addition to a points percentage of .438. They have granted a total of 123 goals to be scored by of a combination of 97 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flames have racked up 76 goals at even strength and 26 goals (14th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 131 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 19.85%. Calgary has attempted 1,191 shots (15th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.56%, while allowing the opposition 1,187 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.00% on the other teams 130 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 89.6%.
Across the rink you are going to see Jacob Markstrom in goal. Markstrom has earned a career mark of 122-132-34 and has been in net for 300 games. Markstrom's quality start rate comes out to 51.1% and he has 145 quality starts in his professional career. He has recorded 8,053 saves out of 8,854 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .910. The opposition is averaging 2.82 goals/game and he has surrendered 801 goals overall. He has made the start in 284 games and his ice time sits at 17,020 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (-122)
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