Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames
Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+125) Flames (-150)
Scotiabank Saddledome is the site where the Calgary Flames (33-14-7) will meet the Edmonton Oilers (30-22-4) on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has Edmonton at +125 while Calgary is sitting at -150. The total is 6.
The Edmonton Oilers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-2 loss to the Canadiens in their last game. Edmonton recorded 8 penalty minutes for this contest. The Oilers had a below average offensive performance in the loss. Furthermore, they had 4 chances on the power play but weren't able to score. While out there on the ice, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 30 shots they put on goal.
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The Oilers have had 1,781 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .899. When playing at even strength, the Oilers have given up 138 goals while earning 139 when they are on offense. Edmonton Oilers opponents have 173 power play tries (8th in the league) and have come away with 42 goals in those chances. For the season, they have tallied 64 points and their points percentage sits at .571. Edmonton has attempted 1,864 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.7%. Pertaining to scoring goals, the Edmonton Oilers have earned 181 goals (12th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have allowed 180. Edmonton comes into tonight with 164 power play opportunities and they have added 42 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 25.61%.
The man in net for this game is Mike Smith. Throughout his time in hockey, Smith has accounted for 325 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .528. He has a save percentage of .912 for his 37,504 mins guarding the cage. Smith has seen 19,165 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 17,470 total saves. Opponents have notched 1,695 goals against Smith in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.71. He has compiled a record of 288-262-77 and he started in 615 games. Smith has taken the ice for 657 games during his hockey career.
Their last time out, Calgary opposed the Avalanche in a game where the Flames earned a victory by a mark of 4-3. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and tallied 1 goal out of those chances. The Flames earned 4 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they attempted.
For the year, the Calgary Flames have earned a total of 188 goals, 73 points, and a points percentage of .676. They have granted a total of 133 goals to be scored by way of 108 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flames have tallied 152 goals at even strength and 36 goals (16th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 156 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 23.08%. Calgary has taken 1,930 shots (6th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.74%, while allowing the other team 1,584 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.38% on their oppositions 160 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.6%.
Across the rink you will find Jacob Markstrom in net. Markstrom has amassed a career record of 157-148-40 and has been in goal for 358 games. Markstrom's rate of quality starts comes in at 52.6% and he has 180 quality starts in his NHL career. He has recorded 9,516 stops out of the 10,439 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .912. His opposition is averaging 2.71 goals/game and he has surrendered 923 goals in total. He has been a starter 342 contests and has played 20,463 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (-150)
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