Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Predictions 2/18/2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
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The Edmonton Oilers head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Oilers at +153 and the Avalanche at -170.
Edmonton has a record of 23-29-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 11-15-2-1. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 158 goals and surrendered 188 goals for a point differential of -30. For the year they have an ATS mark of 23-33-0 and an over/under record of 28-27-0. Colorado has a record of 31-22-4 including 20-7-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 177 goals and have given up 169 for a goal differential of +8. Their record against the spread is 31-26-0 while their over/under mark is 31-24-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 23-33-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 28-27-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 31-26-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 31-24-0 against the over/under this season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
02/16/18 D Adam Larsson Personal is out indefinitely
02/14/18 D Andrej Sekera Facial IR (02/14)
01/18/18 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Ribs IR (01/13)
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
02/17/18 GO Jonathan Bernier Head left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Edmonton
02/17/18 C Nathan MacKinnon Upper Body is "?" Sunday vs Edmonton
01/30/18 D Mark Barberio Lower Body IR (01/24)
01/16/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Leg IR (01/01)
Connor McDavid has scored 66 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 23 goals this season with 180 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. 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 game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 17 goals on 132 attempts. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 50 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 19 wins and 21 losses this season in goal for the Oilers. He has 1,285 shots against him and he's surrendered 129 goals. He's made 1,156 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Mikko Rantanen has 52 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 17 goals this year with 124 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 35 assists on the year and averages 18.5 minutes played per contest. Nathan MacKinnon averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 24 goals on 164 attempts. He has 37 assists, giving him a total of 61 points on the year. Semyon Varlamov has 14 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 935 shots against him and he's given up 80 goals. He's made 855 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have 50 total points this year, which is 27th in the NHL. They've scored 158 goals while giving up 188 scores, which has them ranked 23rd and 5th respectively. They have had 148 power play chances and scored 22 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 30th in the league. The Oilers have given up 174 power play opportunities and surrendered 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 71%, ranking them 31st when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.34% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 31st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche are 15th in the league with a total of 66 points this season. They have 40 power play goals on 208 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 20th in the NHL. They've given up 198 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 3rd overall. As a team, the Avalanche are 9th with a total of 176 goals scored while they've given up 163 goals this season, ranking 20th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.67%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 11th overall in the NHL.
Edmonton is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.1%, as they've attempted 3,526 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,241 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.8% as they have 2,630 attempts while they have given up 2,348 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 3rd in the league. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 53.6% of the time, which is 4th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.4% for the season. That is 28th overall in the NHL. They have 1,703 face-off wins compared to 1,728 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That ranks them 14th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,507 hits and they have blocked 893 shots from the opposition, putting them 8th overall.
The Avalanche are 25th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the season, which is 5th in the NHL. They have 1,466 face-off wins compared to 1,872 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.9%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 1,088 hits and they have blocked 868 shots from the opposition, which is 13th in the league. Colorado is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.1% as they've attempted 3,032 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,405 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47% ranks 28th as they have 2,248 attempts while they have given up 2,537 shots on the defensive end.
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