Edmonton Oilers at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Edmonton Oilers head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Oilers at +109 and the Flyers at -120.
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Edmonton has a record of 2-4-0 this year and away from home they have a record of 1-1-0. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 13 goals and surrendered 20 goals for a point differential of -7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 2-4-0 and an over/under record of 3-3-0. Philadelphia has a record of 4-3-0 including 2-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 26 goals and have given up 17 for a goal differential of +9. Their record against the spread is 4-3-0 while their over/under mark is 4-3-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 2-4-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 4-3-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
10/16/17 C Leon Draisaitl Concussion IR (10/16)
10/15/17 RW Brian Ferlin Undisclosed IR (10/03)
10/15/17 D Ryan Stanton Foot IR (10/03)
10/13/17 LW Drake Caggiula Undisclosed IR (10/15)
10/01/17 D Andrej Sekera Knee IR (10/03)
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
10/19/17 C Jordan Weal Upper Body is "?"
10/15/17 Colin McDonald Lower Body IR (10/03)
10/15/17 GO Anthony Stolarz Knee IR (10/03)
Patrick Maroon has scored 4 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 1 goal this season with 13 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 3 assists on the year and averages 18.3 minutes played per contest. Connor McDavid averages 23 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by tallying 3 goals on 25 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 2 wins and 3 losses this season in goal for the Oilers. He has 131 shots against him and he's surrendered 13 goals. He's made 118 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Wayne Simmonds has 7 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 5 goals this year with 20 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 18.1 minutes played per contest. Claude Giroux averages 18 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 29% by scoring 4 goals on 14 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 9 points on the year. Brian Elliott has 3 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Flyers. He has 112 shots against him and he's given up 13 goals. He's made 99 saves for a save percentage of 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have 4 total points this year, which is 25th in the NHL. They've scored 13 goals while giving up 20 scores, which has them ranked 28th and 17th respectively. They have had 21 power play chances and scored 4 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That is 16th in the league. The Oilers have given up 27 power play opportunities and surrendered 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, ranking them 30th when short-handed. They average 41 shots per contest and as a team shoot 5.24% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers are 16th in the league with a total of 8 points this season. They have 7 power play goals on 31 chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 12th in the NHL. They've given up 27 power play opportunities and surrendered 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 21st overall. As a team, the Flyers are 6th with a total of 26 goals scored while they've given up 17 goals this season, ranking 25th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.02%. As a unit they give up 29 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 13th overall in the NHL.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 57.6% as they've tried 445 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 327 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 1st in Corsi percentage. They are 1st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 58.7% as they have 338 shots while they've given up 238 attempts on defense. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 57.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 42.7% for the year. That puts them 3rd and 29th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 192 face-off wins as opposed to 178 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.9%. That is 9th overall in the NHL. On defense Edmonton has 187 hits and they've blocked 89 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 21st in the league.
The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the year. That ranks them 21st and 16th respectively in the NHL. They have 216 face-off wins as opposed to 216 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50%. That is 20th in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 118 hits and they've blocked 111 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 5th in blocked shots. Philadelphia is ranked 16th in Corsi percentage with 49.6% as they've tried 407 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 413 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 12th in the NHL at 51%, as they have 314 shots while they've given up 302 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Oilers/Flyers NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton +109
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton +109
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