Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars NHL Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Edmonton Oilers head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Stars on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Oilers at +131 and the Stars at -145.
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Edmonton has a record of 18-20-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 9-8-2-1. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 116 goals and surrendered 132 goals for a point differential of -16. For the year they have an ATS mark of 18-23-0 and an over/under record of 19-21-0. Dallas has a record of 23-16-3 including 15-5-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 127 goals and have given up 117 for a goal differential of +10. Their record against the spread is 23-19-0 while their over/under mark is 24-17-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 18-23-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 19-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 23-19-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 24-17-0 against the over/under this season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
01/03/18 LW Patrick Maroon Suspension is OUT Saturday vs Dallas (eligible to return Sunday vs Chicago)
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
01/05/18 LW Remi Elie Illness is "?" Saturday vs Edmonton
Connor McDavid has scored 46 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 14 goals this season with 117 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 32 assists on the year and averages 21.3 minutes played per contest. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 15 goals on 99 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 15 wins and 13 losses this season in goal for the Oilers. He has 927 shots against him and he's surrendered 88 goals. He's made 839 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Jamie Benn has 38 total points this season for the Stars. He has 16 goals this year with 126 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 22 assists on the year and averages 19.4 minutes played per contest. Tyler Seguin averages 20.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 20 goals on 174 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 37 points on the year. Ben Bishop has 18 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has 943 shots against him and he's given up 80 goals. He's made 863 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have 39 total points this year, which is 25th in the NHL. They've scored 116 goals while giving up 132 scores, which has them ranked 17th and 5th respectively. They have had 114 power play chances and scored 18 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 24th in the league. The Oilers have given up 132 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 70%, ranking them 31st when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.19% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars are 12th in the league with a total of 49 points this season. They have 26 power play goals on 127 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 11th in the NHL. They've given up 147 power play opportunities and surrendered 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 18th overall. As a team, the Stars are 8th with a total of 127 goals scored while they've given up 117 goals this season, ranking 19th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.60%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 19th overall in the NHL.
Edmonton is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53%, as they've attempted 2,654 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,349 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53.6% as they have 1,972 attempts while they have given up 1,709 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 2nd in the league. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 54.2% of the time, which is 4th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.8% for the season. That is 27th overall in the NHL. They have 1,255 face-off wins compared to 1,277 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That ranks them 16th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,110 hits and they have blocked 640 shots from the opposition, putting them 5th overall.
The Stars 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 7th in the NHL. They have 1,400 face-off wins compared to 1,271 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.4%. That is 4th in the league. On defense Dallas has 883 hits and they have blocked 607 shots from the opposition, which is 13th in the league. Dallas is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.6% as they've attempted 2,463 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,307 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.4% ranks 12th as they have 1,801 attempts while they have given up 1,700 shots on the defensive end.
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