Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers head to United Center to take on the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Oilers at +130 and the Blackhawks at -150. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Edmonton comes into this game having played 58 games. They have an overall record of 30-19-8 and away from home they have a record of 16-9-5. The currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 168 goals and surrendered 151 goals for a point differential of +17. The Oilers have an overall record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-27 and an over/under record of 22-32-4. Chicago shows up with a record of 35-17-5 including 18-7-4 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 166 goals and surrendered 147 for a goal differential of +19. The Blackhawks have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 33-22 while their over/under record sits at 24-22-11.
Leon Draisaitl has accumulated 50 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 21 goals this season with 128 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Connor McDavid has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 18 goals on 167 shots. He has 45 assists giving him a total of 63 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 28 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 1,484 shots against him and has given up 119 goals. He has made 1,365 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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Artem Anisimov has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 20 goals this season with 91 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Patrick Kane has averaged 22 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 19 goals on 203 shots. He has 39 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 22 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,142 shots against him and has given up 94 goals. He has made 1,048 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Oilers have 68 total points this season. They have scored 162 goals while giving up 148 goals. They have had 176 power play opportunities and have scored 36 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Oilers have allowed 164 power play opportunities and given up 30 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 Blackhawks have a total of 75 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 168 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 151 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Oilers have a total of 166 goals scored while they've given up 147 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.81%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 51.2% as they've attempted 3,304 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,153 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.5% as they have 2,462 attempts while they've given up 2,315 shots on the defensive end. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the season. They have 1,629 face off wins compared to 1,818 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.3%. On defense Edmonton has 1,407 hits and they've blocked 838 shots from the opposition.
Chicago has attempted 3,179 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,176 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.8% as they have 2,262 shots while they've given up 2,372 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks have an offensive zone percentage of 53.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.2% as they've compiled 1,578 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,697 face off losses. On defense Chicago has blocked 804 shot attempts and they have 818 hits as a unit.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 26-27 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 22-32-4 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 33-22 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 24-22-11 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
02/16/17 LW Benoit Pouliot Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs Chicago
02/16/17 D Kris Russell Groin "?" Saturday vs Chicago
01/31/17 C Jujhar Khaira Wrist out indefinitely
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
01/30/17 D Michal Rozsival Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton +130
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