Boston Bruins at Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Predictions 2/20/2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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The Boston Bruins head to Rogers Place to take on the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Bruins at -160 and the Oilers at +144.
Boston has a record of 35-13-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 16-6-4-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 186 goals and surrendered 139 goals for a point differential of +47. For the year they have an ATS mark of 35-21-0 and an over/under record of 26-29-0. Edmonton has a record of 24-30-4 including 12-14-2-0 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 162 goals and have given up 191 for a goal differential of -29. Their record against the spread is 24-34-0 while their over/under mark is 28-28-0.
Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 35-21-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 26-29-0 against the over/under this season
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 24-34-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 28-28-0 against the over/under this season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
02/17/18 C Frank Vatrano Lower Body IR (02/06)
02/17/18 D Kevan Miller Upper Body is "?" Monday vs Calgary
02/01/18 LW Anders Bjork Upper Body IR (01/30)
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
02/18/18 GO Al Montoya Head is "?" Tuesday vs Boston
02/14/18 D Andrej Sekera Facial IR (02/14)
01/18/18 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Ribs IR (01/13)
David Pastrnak has scored 51 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 21 goals this season with 149 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 30 assists on the year and averages 17.8 minutes played per contest. Patrice Bergeron averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 27 goals on 187 attempts. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 51 points on the year. Tuukka Rask has 23 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Bruins. He has 1,026 shots against him and he's surrendered 81 goals. He's made 945 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Connor McDavid has 69 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 26 goals this year with 187 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 43 assists on the year and averages 21.4 minutes played per contest. Leon Draisaitl averages 19 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 17 goals on 137 attempts. He has 35 assists, giving him a total of 52 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 20 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has 1,343 shots against him and he's given up 132 goals. He's made 1,211 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have 78 total points this year, which is 4th in the NHL. They've scored 186 goals while giving up 139 scores, which has them ranked 7th and 31st respectively. They have had 176 power play chances and scored 37 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th in the league. The Bruins have given up 165 power play opportunities and surrendered 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking them 2nd when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.29% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers are 26th in the league with a total of 52 points this season. They have 22 power play goals on 151 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 30th in the NHL. They've given up 181 power play opportunities and surrendered 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 72%, ranking 31st overall. As a team, the Oilers are 24th with a total of 162 goals scored while they've given up 191 goals this season, ranking 5th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.21%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 31st overall in the NHL.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 52.5% as they've tried 3,315 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,002 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 3rd in Corsi percentage. They are 2nd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.5% as they have 2,492 shots while they've given up 2,256 attempts on defense. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 55.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.8% for the year. That puts them 3rd and 29th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,784 face-off wins as opposed to 1,686 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.4%. That is 9th overall in the NHL. On defense Boston has 1,338 hits and they've blocked 746 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 31st in the league.
The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 53.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.7% for the year. That ranks them 6th and 23rd respectively in the NHL. They have 1,763 face-off wins as opposed to 1,782 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,550 hits and they've blocked 923 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 5th in blocked shots. Edmonton is ranked 6th in Corsi percentage with 52.2% as they've tried 3,652 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,350 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 4th in the NHL at 53%, as they have 2,736 shots while they've given up 2,427 attempts on defense.
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