Thursday, March 10, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Edmonton Oilers travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Oilers at +158 and the Wild at -175. The over/under has been set at 5.
Edmonton comes into this matchup having played 69 games. They have an overall record of 26-36-7 and on the road they have a record of 10-21-5. Currently they are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 167 goals and given up 204 goals for a point differential of -37. The Oilers have 7 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-5-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-43 and an over/under record of 33-32-4. Minnesota shows up with a record of 31-26-10 including 17-12-4 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 177 goals and surrendered 169 for a goal differential of +8. The Wild have 10 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 30-36 while their over/under record sits at 26-29-12.
Taylor Hall has accumulated 57 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 22 goals this season with 249 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 17 goals on 113 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 16 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 1,350 shots against him and has given up 110 goals. He has made 1,240 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Wild. He has 15 goals this season with 116 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 18 goals on 130 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 25 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,476 shots against him and has given up 122 goals. He has made 1,354 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Oilers have 59 total points this season. They have scored 163 goals while giving up 202 goals. They have had 196 power play opportunities and have scored 33 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Oilers have allowed 213 power play opportunities and given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.17% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Wild have a total of 72 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 211 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 166 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. As a team, the Oilers have a total of 176 goals scored while they've given up 167 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.99%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 48.5% as they've attempted 3,799 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,030 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48% as they have 2,761 attempts while they've given up 2,991 shots on the defensive end. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the season. They have 2,072 face off wins compared to 2,124 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.4%. On defense Edmonton has 1,503 hits and they've blocked 1,039 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 3,614 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,740 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.6% as they have 2,712 shots while they've given up 2,759 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 51.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.8% as they've compiled 2,107 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,964 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 981 shot attempts and they have 1,162 hits as a unit.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 26-43 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 33-32-4 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 30-36 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 26-29-12 against the over/under
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/21/15 D Andrew Ference Hip out for season
12/15/15 D Oscar Klefbom Staph Infection out indefinitely
03/09/16 D Darnell Nurse Possible Suspension "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
03/07/16 D Brandon Davidson Leg out indefinitely
02/29/16 LW Benoit Pouliot Shoulder out indefinitely
02/17/16 D Eric Gryba Knee out indefinitely
01/18/16 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Hand out 6-8 weeks
Minnesota Wild Injuries
03/06/16 D Nate Prosser Illness "?" Thursday vs Edmonton
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton
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