Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Rexall Place to play the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, December 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +136 and the Oilers at -150. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 23 games. They have an overall record of 11-8-4 and on the road they have a record of 4-5-4. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 64 goals and given up 50 goals for a point differential of +14. The Wild have an overall record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 11-12 and an over/under record of 7-12-4. Edmonton shows up with a record of 13-10-2 including 5-6-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 76 goals and surrendered 66 for a goal differential of +10. The Oilers have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 12-12 while their over/under record sits at 11-13-1.
Ryan Suter has accumulated 16 total points this season for the Wild. He has 4 goals this season with 51 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 27 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 5 goals on 68 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 16 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 9 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 550 shots against him and has given up 30 goals. He has made 520 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
Connor McDavid has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 11 goals this season with 68 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 9 goals on 53 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 20 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 12 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 684 shots against him and has given up 58 goals. He has made 626 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have 26 total points this season. They have scored 64 goals while giving up 50 goals. They have had 68 power play opportunities and have scored 12 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Wild have allowed 69 power play opportunities and given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.22% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Oilers have a total of 28 points on the season. They have 15 power play goals on 79 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 73 power play opportunities and have given up 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 76 goals scored while they've given up 66 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.55%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 49.5% as they've attempted 1,279 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,304 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.2% as they have 947 attempts while they've given up 978 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 50.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.9% for the season. They have 732 face off wins compared to 689 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.5%. On defense Minnesota has 359 hits and they've blocked 326 shots from the opposition.
Edmonton has attempted 1,466 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,340 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.1% as they have 1,090 shots while they've given up 1,002 attempts on defense. The Oilers have an offensive zone percentage of 52.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.3% as they've compiled 733 face off wins this season and they have suffered 784 face off losses. On defense Edmonton has blocked 338 shot attempts and they have 631 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 11-12 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 7-12-4 against the over/under
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 12-12 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 11-13-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
12/03/16 LW Zach Parise Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Edmonton
11/26/16 D Christian Folin Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
11/01/16 C Zac Dalpe Knee out 4-6 weeks
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/03/16 D Eric Gryba Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Anaheim
12/03/16 D Darnell Nurse Undisclosed expected to miss Saturday vs. Anaheim
12/03/16 D Mark Fayne Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Anaheim
10/21/16 D Andrew Ference Hip out indefinitely
10/14/16 D Brandon Davidson Shoulder out indefinitely
10/09/16 RW Iiro Pakarinen Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton -150
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