Saturday, April 8, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers travel to Rogers Arena to play the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Oilers at -230 and the Canucks at +190.
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Edmonton comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 45-26-9 and on the road they have a record of 21-14-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 239 goals and given up 208 goals for a point differential of +31. The Oilers have an overall record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-35 and an over/under record of 31-42-7. Vancouver shows up with a record of 30-41-9 including 18-16-6 at home this season. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 178 goals and surrendered 235 for a goal differential of -57. The Canucks have a record of 2-8-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 26-50 while their over/under record sits at 31-35-14.
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Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 41-35 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 31-42-7 against the over/under
Important Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 26-50 straight up
The Vancouver Canucks are 31-35-14 against the over/under
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
10/21/16 D Andrew Ference Hip out for season
03/25/17 RW Tyler Pitlick Knee out indefinitely
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/18/16 D Erik Gudbranson Wrist out indefinitely
11/23/16 RW Derek Dorsett Neck out for season
04/06/17 RW Loui Eriksson Leg "?" Saturday vs Edmonton
04/02/17 C Joseph Cramarossa Foot out indefinitely
03/26/17 RW Jack Skille Ankle out indefinitely
03/21/17 C Markus Granlund Wrist out for season
03/20/17 LW Brendan Gaunce Hand out indefinitely
03/01/17 GO Jacob Markstrom Lower Body out indefinitely
01/15/17 RW Anton Rodin Knee out for season
Connor McDavid has accumulated 97 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 30 goals this season with 242 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 67 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 17% by scoring 28 goals on 168 shots. He has 47 assists giving him a total of 75 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 41 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 2,086 shots against him and has given up 169 goals. He has made 1,917 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Bo Horvat has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 20 goals this season with 153 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 18.1 minutes played per game. Henrik Sedin has averaged 19.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 15 goals on 96 shots. He has 33 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Ryan Miller has 18 wins and 28 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has had 1,702 shots against him and has given up 147 goals. He has made 1,555 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have 99 total points this season. They have scored 239 goals while giving up 208 goals. They have had 238 power play opportunities and have scored 54 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Oilers have allowed 219 power play opportunities and given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.68% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have a total of 69 points on the season. They have 31 power play goals on 223 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 216 power play opportunities and have given up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Oilers have a total of 178 goals scored while they've given up 235 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.00%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they've attempted 4,581 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,528 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.1% as they have 3,404 attempts while they've given up 3,262 shots on the defensive end. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.8% for the season. They have 2,242 face off wins compared to 2,529 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47%. On defense Edmonton has 2,034 hits and they've blocked 1,266 shots from the opposition.
Vancouver has attempted 4,143 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,436 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.1% as they have 3,047 shots while they've given up 3,426 attempts on defense. The Canucks have an offensive zone percentage of 51.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.1% as they've compiled 2,474 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,363 face off losses. On defense Vancouver has blocked 1,010 shot attempts and they have 1,444 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Oilers/Canucks NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver +190
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver +190
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