Thursday, January 5, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Oilers at +118 and the Bruins at -130. The over/under has been set at 5.
Edmonton comes into this matchup having played 39 games. They have an overall record of 19-13-7 and on the road they have a record of 10-6-5. Currently they are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 111 goals and given up 104 goals for a point differential of +7. The Oilers have an overall record of 5-2-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 17-20 and an over/under record of 13-23-3. Boston shows up with a record of 20-16-4 including 9-9-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 95 goals and surrendered 97 for a goal differential of -2. The Bruins have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 18-20 while their over/under record sits at 15-20-5.
Connor McDavid has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 14 goals this season with 114 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 29 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 15% by scoring 14 goals on 91 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 18 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 1,064 shots against him and has given up 86 goals. He has made 978 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Brad Marchand has accumulated 31 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 10 goals this season with 112 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 19 goals on 114 shots. He has 7 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 19 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 796 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 739 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Oilers have 45 total points this season. They have scored 111 goals while giving up 104 goals. They have had 128 power play opportunities and have scored 27 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Oilers have allowed 119 power play opportunities and given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.06% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Bruins have a total of 44 points on the season. They have 17 power play goals on 121 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 137 power play opportunities and have given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%. As a team, the Oilers have a total of 95 goals scored while they've given up 97 goals to this point. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.08%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 51.4% as they've attempted 2,277 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,151 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.3% as they have 1,689 attempts while they've given up 1,602 shots on the defensive end. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 52.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the season. They have 1,134 face off wins compared to 1,219 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.2%. On defense Edmonton has 966 hits and they've blocked 549 shots from the opposition.
Boston has attempted 2,500 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,086 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.7% as they have 1,862 shots while they've given up 1,544 attempts on defense. The Bruins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.6% as they've compiled 1,289 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,160 face off losses. On defense Boston has blocked 542 shot attempts and they have 856 hits as a unit.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 17-20 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 13-23-3 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 18-20 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 15-20-5 against the over/under
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/26/16 RW Tyler Pitlick Knee expected to miss 4 months
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
Boston Bruins Injuries
12/31/16 RW David Backes Concussion out indefinitely
12/06/16 LW Matt Beleskey Knee expected to miss 6 weeks
11/29/16 D John-Michael Liles Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -130
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