Edmonton Oilers at St. Louis Blues 12-19-2016 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 12/18/2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
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The Edmonton Oilers travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Monday, December 19, 2016.
Edmonton comes into this matchup having played 33 games. They have an overall record of 16-12-5 and on the road they have a record of 8-5-4. Currently they are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 97 goals and given up 90 goals for a point differential of +7. The Oilers have an overall record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 14-17 and an over/under record of 13-18-2. St. Louis shows up with a record of 17-11-4 including 13-2-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 91 goals and surrendered 93 for a goal differential of -2. The Blues have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 16-15 while their over/under record sits at 13-13-6.
Connor McDavid has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 12 goals this season with 94 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 21 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 19% by scoring 14 goals on 75 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 28 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 15 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 874 shots against him and has given up 73 goals. He has made 801 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Blues. He has 15 goals this season with 114 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Paul Stastny has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 7 goals on 52 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 16 points on the season. Jake Allen has 15 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 681 shots against him and has given up 65 goals. He has made 616 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Oilers have 37 total points this season. They have scored 97 goals while giving up 90 goals. They have had 108 power play opportunities and have scored 24 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Oilers have allowed 101 power play opportunities and given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.24% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blues have a total of 38 points on the season. They have 23 power play goals on 105 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 113 power play opportunities and have given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%. As a team, the Oilers have a total of 91 goals scored while they've given up 93 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.83%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 51.9% as they've attempted 1,943 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,799 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.8% as they have 1,442 attempts while they've given up 1,342 shots on the defensive end. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 52.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the season. They have 961 face off wins compared to 1,039 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.1%. On defense Edmonton has 814 hits and they've blocked 457 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 1,708 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,632 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.8% as they have 1,294 shots while they've given up 1,205 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 51.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.5% as they've compiled 959 face off wins this season and they have suffered 903 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 427 shot attempts and they have 604 hits as a unit.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 14-17 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 13-18-2 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 16-15 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 13-13-6 against the over/under
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/18/16 D Matthew Benning Head probable Monday vs. St. Louis
12/03/16 D Darnell Nurse Ankle out 3 months
10/21/16 D Andrew Ference Hip out indefinitely
10/09/16 RW Iiro Pakarinen Knee out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/05/16 D Robert Bortuzzo Lower Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton
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