Thursday, February 2, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Oilers at +113 and the Predators at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Edmonton comes into this matchup having played 52 games. They have an overall record of 28-15-8 and on the road they have a record of 15-7-5. Currently they are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 154 goals and given up 137 goals for a point differential of +17. The Oilers have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-24 and an over/under record of 19-29-4. Nashville shows up with a record of 24-17-8 including 13-5-6 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 140 goals and surrendered 134 for a goal differential of +6. The Predators have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 22-26 while their over/under record sits at 24-22-4.
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Connor McDavid has accumulated 59 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 17 goals this season with 149 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 42 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 19 goals on 111 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 26 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 1,348 shots against him and has given up 105 goals. He has made 1,243 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Predators. He has 8 goals this season with 104 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Viktor Arvidsson has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 12 goals on 145 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 30 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 19 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,085 shots against him and has given up 86 goals. He has made 999 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Oilers have 64 total points this season. They have scored 152 goals while giving up 132 goals. They have had 157 power play opportunities and have scored 33 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Oilers have allowed 151 power play opportunities and given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.54% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Predators have a total of 56 points on the season. They have 29 power play goals on 161 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 148 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Oilers have a total of 138 goals scored while they've given up 130 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.03%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 50.8% as they've attempted 2,927 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,840 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.1% as they have 2,185 attempts while they've given up 2,093 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 1,463 face off wins compared to 1,618 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.5%. On defense Edmonton has 1,244 hits and they've blocked 747 shots from the opposition.
Nashville has attempted 2,858 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,749 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.5% as they have 2,120 shots while they've given up 2,078 attempts on defense. The Predators have an offensive zone percentage of 50.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.7% as they've compiled 1,484 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,502 face off losses. On defense Nashville has blocked 671 shot attempts and they have 1,006 hits as a unit.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 25-24 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 19-29-4 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 22-26 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 24-22-4 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
01/31/17 C Jujhar Khaira Wrist out indefinitely
Nashville Predators Injuries
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Upper Body out indefinitely
01/20/17 C Cody Bass Lower Body out for season
01/13/17 D Roman Josi Concussion out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville -125
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