Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 5/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames
Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+150) Flames (-186)
The Calgary Flames are hosting the Edmonton Oilers at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday in Game 2 of their series. The odds on this game have Edmonton at +150 while Calgary is priced at -186. The over/under is set at 7.
The Edmonton Oilers will need a bounce back game after taking a 9-6 defeat to the Flames in Game 1. Edmonton earned 16 penalty minutes for this game. Moreover, they had 4 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. The Oilers had a good offensive outing and it showed in this loss. For the matchup, they scored on 6 of the 28 shots they looked to score on.
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The Oilers have had 2,647 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .905. When playing at even strength, the Oilers have allowed 199 goals while scoring 224 themselves. Edmonton Oilers opponents have amassed 252 power play opportunities (9th in the league) and have a total of 52 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, the have a total of 104 points and their points % is .634. Edmonton has attempted 2,790 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.2%. When discussing scoring goals, the Edmonton Oilers have tallied 285 goals (8th in pro hockey) on the year and have allowed 251. Edmonton comes into the game with 235 power play opportunities and they have notched 61 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 25.96%.
The player in the crease for this game is Mike Smith. Opponents have been able to score 1,720 goals versus Smith in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.70. Smith has been in goal for 670 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .912 during his 38,260 mins guarding the cage. He has accumulated an overall mark of 299-263-78 and he has gotten the start in 627 games. For his professional hockey career, Smith is sitting with 335 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .534. Smith has seen 19,589 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 17,869 saves.
In Game 1 Calgary had 3 chances on the power play in this one and recorded 1 goal out of those tries. The Flames tallied 9 goals out of the 48 shots on goal they tried.
The Flames have earned 237 goals at even strength and 54 goals (10th in the league) while on the power play. Calgary has taken 2,908 shots (3rd in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.01%, while allowing their opponents 2,374 shots. During this campaign, the Calgary Flames have a total of 291 goals, 111 points, in addition to a points percentage of .677. They have recorded 236 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 22.88%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 83.20% on their opponents 250 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.3%. They have allowed 206 goals to be scored by way of 164 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jacob Markstrom in net. Opponents are averaging 2.69 goals per game and he has allowed 968 goals altogether. Markstrom's quality start percentage sits at 53.6% and he has accumulated 194 quality starting assignments in his career. He has started in 362 games and has racked up 21,614 mins. Markstrom is sitting with a career record of 169-152-43 and has played in 378 contests. He has compiled 10,003 stops out of 10,971 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-186)
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