Thursday, February 18, 2016
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Rexall Place to play the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at -140 and the Oilers at +127. The over/under has been set at 5.
Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 56 games. They have an overall record of 24-22-10 and on the road they have a record of 10-12-6. Currently they are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 140 goals and given up 142 goals for a point differential of -2. The Wild have 10 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 2-6-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 24-32 and an over/under record of 21-26-9. Edmonton shows up with a record of 22-30-6 including 15-11-2 at home this season. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 146 goals and surrendered 176 for a goal differential of -30. The Oilers have 6 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 3-6-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 22-36 while their over/under record sits at 31-23-4.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Wild. He has 11 goals this season with 97 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 15 goals on 108 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 19 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,234 shots against him and has given up 102 goals. He has made 1,132 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Taylor Hall has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 19 goals this season with 213 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 15 goals on 91 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Anders Nilsson has 10 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 745 shots against him and has given up 74 goals. He has made 671 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Wild have 58 total points this season. They have scored 140 goals while giving up 140 goals. They have had 171 power play opportunities and have scored 30 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Wild have allowed 143 power play opportunities and given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.51% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Oilers have a total of 50 points on the season. They have 32 power play goals on 172 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 182 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 142 goals scored while they've given up 174 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.54%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 49.4% as they've attempted 3,042 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,110 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.9% as they have 2,289 attempts while they've given up 2,301 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season. They have 1,783 face off wins compared to 1,646 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52%. On defense Minnesota has 977 hits and they've blocked 809 shots from the opposition.
Edmonton has attempted 3,146 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,363 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.7% as they have 2,288 shots while they've given up 2,504 attempts on defense. The Oilers have an offensive zone percentage of 48.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.3% as they've compiled 1,761 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,814 face off losses. On defense Edmonton has blocked 859 shot attempts and they have 1,266 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 24-32 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 21-26-9 against the over/under
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 22-36 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 31-23-4 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
02/06/16 D Jonas Brodin Foot expected to miss a month
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/21/15 D Andrew Ference Hip out for season
12/15/15 D Oscar Klefbom Staph Infection out indefinitely
02/17/16 D Eric Gryba Knee "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
02/17/16 RW Zach Kassian Flu "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
01/18/16 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Hand out 6-8 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton
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