Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers travel to Rogers Arena to play the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Oilers at -135 and the Canucks at +110.
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Edmonton had a record of 47-26-9 last season and on the road they had a record of 22-14-5. They finished 2nd in the Pacific Division. They scored 247 goals and gave up 212 goals for a point differential of +35. For the season they had an ATS record of 54-41-0 and an over/under record of 39-44-0. Vancouver finished with a record of 30-43-9 including 18-17-6 at home last season. They were 7th in the Pacific Division. They scored 182 goals and surrendered 243 for a goal differential of -61. Their record against the spread was 30-52-0 while their over/under record was 32-37-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers were 54-41-0 straight up last year
The Edmonton Oilers were 39-44-0 against the over/under last season
Important Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks were 30-52-0 straight up last year
The Vancouver Canucks were 32-37-0 against the over/under last season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
9/27/2017 Anton Slepyshev LW Ankle
9/27/2017 Ryan Stanton D Foot
9/14/2017 Andrej Sekera D Knee
9/8/2017 Tyler Benson LW Groin
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
9/29/2017 Sven Baertschi LW Illness
9/28/2017 Ryan White C Concussion
9/12/2017 Brendan Gaunce C Shoulder
Leon Draisaitl accumulated 75 total points last season for the Oilers. He had 28 goals last year with 168 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He had a total of 47 assists on the season and averaged 18.9 minutes played per game. Connor McDavid averaged 21.2 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 30 goals on 242 shots. He had 67 assists giving him a total of 97 points on the season. Cam Talbot had 42 wins and 22 losses last season in net for the Oilers. He had 2,117 shots against him and he gave up 171 goals. He made 1,946 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Henrik Sedin scored 48 total points last year for the Canucks. He had 15 goals last season with 96 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He had a total of 33 assists on the season and averaged 19.1 minutes played per game. Bo Horvat averaged 18.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 20 goals on 153 shots. He had 31 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Jacob Markstrom had 10 wins and 11 losses last year in goal for the Canucks. He had 692 shots against him and he surrendered 62 goals. He made 630 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers had 103 total points last season, which ranked them 7th in the NHL. They were 8th in the league in goals scored with 247 while they gave up 212 goals, ranking them 23rd overall. They had 245 power play opportunities and scored 56 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. That was 5th in the NHL. The Oilers allowed 223 power play opportunities and gave up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, putting them 17th in the league when short-handed. They averaged 31 shots per game and as a team shot 9.70% for the season. They allowed 29 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%. That put them 9th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks were 29th in the NHL with a total of 69 points last year. They had 32 power play goals on 227 opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That ranked them 29th in the league as a power play unit. They allowed 223 power play opportunities and gave up 52 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. That was 28th in the NHL. As a team, the Canucks were 29th in the league with 182 goals scored while they gave up 243 goals, which was 7th overall. They averaged 28 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.01%. As a team they gave up 32 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%. That was 21st in the NHL.
Edmonton had a Corsi percentage of 50.4% as they tried 4,704 shots on goal while at full strength while they surrendered 4,623 shots on net when they had a full team on the ice. That ranked them 16th in Corsi percentage. They were 8th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.3% as they had 3,504 shots while they gave up 3,329 attempts on defense. The Oilers started possessions in the offensive zone 51.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 48.5% for the year. That put them 10th and 16th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They had 2,302 face-off wins as opposed to 2,592 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 47%. That was 30th overall in the NHL. On defense Edmonton had 2,073 hits and they blocked 1,294 attempts from opposing offenses, which was 7th in the league.
Vancouver was 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 48.2%, as they attempted 4,238 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,560 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 46.9% as they had 3,114 attempts while they gave up 3,526 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 29th in the league. The Canucks started possessions in the offensive zone 51.2% of the time, which was 16th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 48.8% for the season. That was 19th overall in the NHL. They had 2,537 face-off wins compared to 2,423 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 51.1%. That ranked them 11th in the league. On defense Vancouver had 1,471 hits and they blocked 1,034 shots from the opposition, putting them 27th overall.
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