Edmonton Oilers at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 4/2/2018
Monday, April 2, 2018
Xcel Energy Center
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The Edmonton Oilers head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Monday, April 2, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Oilers at +193 and the Wild at -215.
Edmonton has a record of 34-39-6 this year and away from home they have a record of 17-21-2-1. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 227 goals and surrendered 255 goals for a point differential of -28. For the year they have an ATS mark of 34-45-0 and an over/under record of 37-38-0. Minnesota has a record of 43-25-10 including 26-6-8-1 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 239 goals and have given up 221 for a goal differential of +18. Their record against the spread is 43-35-0 while their over/under mark is 39-35-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 34-45-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 37-38-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 43-35-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 39-35-0 against the over/under this season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
03/31/18 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs Minnesota
03/31/18 GO Al Montoya Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs Minnesota
03/19/18 D Oscar Klefbom Shoulder is out for season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
03/31/18 D Gustav Olofsson Upper Body is "?" Monday vs Edmonton
03/31/18 D Ryan Suter Ankle left last game, is "?" Monday vs Edmonton
03/15/18 D Jared Spurgeon Groin is out indefinitely
03/05/18 C Luke Kunin ACL is out for season
Connor McDavid has scored 103 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 41 goals this season with 264 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 62 assists on the year and averages 21.5 minutes played per contest. Leon Draisaitl averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 24 goals on 187 attempts. He has 44 assists, giving him a total of 68 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 29 wins and 30 losses this season in goal for the Oilers. He has 1,926 shots against him and he's surrendered 181 goals. He's made 1,745 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Jason Zucker has 61 total points this season for the Wild. He has 31 goals this year with 209 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 30 assists on the year and averages 17 minutes played per contest. Eric Staal averages 17.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 40 goals on 224 attempts. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 74 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 33 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 1,688 shots against him and he's given up 140 goals. He's made 1,548 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have 74 total points this year, which is 24th in the NHL. They've scored 227 goals while giving up 255 scores, which has them ranked 19th and 5th respectively. They have had 203 power play chances and scored 29 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That is 31st in the league. The Oilers have given up 237 power play opportunities and surrendered 57 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, ranking them 27th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.56% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild are 9th in the league with a total of 96 points this season. They have 48 power play goals on 233 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 15th in the NHL. They've given up 259 power play opportunities and surrendered 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 15th overall. As a team, the Wild are 12th with a total of 239 goals scored while they've given up 221 goals this season, ranking 21st in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.14%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 12th overall in the NHL.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 51% as they've tried 4,865 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,665 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 9th in Corsi percentage. They are 6th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.6% as they have 3,656 shots while they've given up 3,425 attempts on defense. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the year. That puts them 6th and 21st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,307 face-off wins as opposed to 2,433 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.7%. That is 21st overall in the NHL. On defense Edmonton has 2,086 hits and they've blocked 1,240 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 4th in the league.
The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the year. That ranks them 23rd and 8th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,304 face-off wins as opposed to 2,314 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That is 17th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 1,292 hits and they've blocked 1,232 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 5th in blocked shots. Minnesota is ranked 28th in Corsi percentage with 46.9% as they've tried 4,141 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,693 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 24th in the NHL at 47.9%, as they have 3,187 shots while they've given up 3,461 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Oilers/Wild NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton +193
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton +193
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