Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers head to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Oilers at -130 and the Avalanche at +118. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Edmonton comes into this matchup having played 72 games. They have an overall record of 39-24-9 and on the road they have a record of 19-12-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 209 goals and given up 186 goals for a point differential of +23. The Oilers have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 35-33 and an over/under record of 27-40-5. Colorado shows up with a record of 20-49-3 including 11-23-2 at home this season. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 140 goals and surrendered 238 for a goal differential of -98. The Avalanche have a record of 3-7-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 20-52 while their over/under record sits at 29-32-11.
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Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 35-33 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 27-40-5 against the over/under
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 20-52 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 29-32-11 against the over/under
Key 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
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
02/20/17 D Nikita Zadorov Ankle out for season
01/26/17 GO Semyon Varlamov Hip out for season
Connor McDavid has accumulated 82 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 25 goals this season with 214 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 57 assists on the season and averages 21.2 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl has averaged 18.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 24 goals on 150 shots. He has 41 assists giving him a total of 65 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 37 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 1,919 shots against him and has given up 149 goals. He has made 1,770 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Matt Duchene has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 17 goals this season with 143 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 18.3 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 15 goals on 227 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Calvin Pickard has 13 wins and 25 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,246 shots against him and has given up 114 goals. He has made 1,132 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have 87 total points this season. They have scored 209 goals while giving up 186 goals. They have had 209 power play opportunities and have scored 47 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Oilers have allowed 196 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.37% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have a total of 43 points on the season. They have 27 power play goals on 212 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 13%. They have allowed 247 power play opportunities and have given up 54 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Oilers have a total of 140 goals scored while they've given up 238 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.04%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they've attempted 4,123 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,066 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.1% as they have 3,081 attempts while they've given up 2,954 shots on the defensive end. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49% for the season. They have 2,030 face off wins compared to 2,268 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.2%. On defense has 1,815 hits and they've blocked 1,112 shots from the opposition.
Colorado has attempted 3,741 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,054 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.3% as they have 2,794 shots while they've given up 3,111 attempts on defense. The Avalanche have an offensive zone percentage of 49.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53.7% as they've compiled 2,321 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,001 face off losses. On defense has blocked 943 shot attempts and they have 1,528 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Oilers/Avalanche NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Colorado +118
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado +118
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