Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers 3/4/17 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 3/3/2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
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The Detroit Red Wings travel to Rexall Place to play the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Red Wings at +180 and the Oilers at -215. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Detroit comes into this matchup having played 61 games. They have an overall record of 25-26-10 and on the road they have a record of 13-12-5. Currently they are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 153 goals and given up 180 goals for a point differential of -27. The Red Wings have an overall record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 18-36 and an over/under record of 27-27-7. Edmonton shows up with a record of 34-22-8 including 15-10-3 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 183 goals and surrendered 167 for a goal differential of +16. The Oilers have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 30-30 while their over/under record sits at 24-36-4.
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Henrik Zetterberg has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 14 goals this season with 139 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 14.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 30 goals on 208 shots. He has 46 assists giving him a total of 76 points on the season. Petr Mrazek has 15 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has had 1,077 shots against him and has given up 105 goals. He has made 972 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Leon Draisaitl has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 23 goals this season with 138 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 18.8 minutes played per game. Connor McDavid has averaged 21.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 21 goals on 191 shots. He has 51 assists giving him a total of 72 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 32 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 1,672 shots against him and has given up 134 goals. He has made 1,538 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Red Wings have 60 total points this season. They have scored 153 goals while giving up 180 goals. They have had 199 power play opportunities and have scored 26 goals on those chances for a percentage of 13%. The Red Wings have allowed 182 power play opportunities and given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.89% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Oilers have a total of 76 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 186 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 182 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Red Wings have a total of 183 goals scored while they've given up 167 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.25%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Detroit has a Corsi percentage of 48.5% as they've attempted 3,176 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,378 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.2% as they have 2,414 attempts while they've given up 2,594 shots on the defensive end. The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. They have 1,911 face off wins compared to 1,731 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.5%. On defense has 1,201 hits and they've blocked 784 shots from the opposition.
Edmonton has attempted 3,639 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,560 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51% as they have 2,720 shots while they've given up 2,610 attempts on defense. The Oilers have an offensive zone percentage of 50.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 46.7% as they've compiled 1,803 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,058 face off losses. On defense has blocked 950 shot attempts and they have 1,594 hits as a unit.
Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 18-36 straight up
The Detroit Red Wings are 27-27-7 against the over/under
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 30-30 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 24-36-4 against the over/under
Detroit Red Wings Injuries
10/27/16 C Joe Vitale Concussion out indefinitely
10/15/15 C Johan Franzen Concussion out indefinitely
02/15/17 RW Gustav Nyquist Suspension expected to miss 6 games, eligible to return March 4 vs. Edmonton.
02/10/17 D Jonathan Ericsson Wrist out for season
01/03/17 GO Jimmy Howard Knee out indefinitely
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/26/16 RW Tyler Pitlick Knee expected to miss 4 months
10/21/16 D Andrew Ference Hip out for season
02/18/17 LW Benoit Pouliot Undisclosed out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton -215
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