Edmonton Oilers at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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The Edmonton Oilers head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Oilers at +170 and the Predators at -230.
Edmonton has a record of 4-3-1 this year. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 22 goals and surrendered 26 goals for a point differential of -4. For the year they have an ATS mark of 3-4-0 and an over/under record of 3-4-0. Nashville has a record of 8-2-0 this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have scored 35 goals and given up 23 for a goal differential of +12. Their record against the spread is 7-2-0 while their over/under mark is 4-4-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 3-4-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 7-2-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
10/23/18 RW Ty Rattie Abdominal IR (10/20)
10/23/18 D Matt Benning Undisclosed IR (10/19)
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
10/25/18 D Dan Hamhuis None is out indefinitely
10/20/18 GO Pekka Rinne Concussion IR (10/20)
10/12/18 LW Austin Watson Suspension 18-game suspension ( elgible to return 11/15)
Connor McDavid has scored 13 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 5 goals this season with 23 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 8 assists on the year and averages 24.6 minutes played per contest. Leon Draisaitl averages 20.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 36% by tallying 4 goals on 11 attempts. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 3 wins and 3 losses this season in goal for the Oilers. He has 201 shots against him and he's surrendered 22 goals. He's made 179 stops for a save percentage of 89%.
Filip Forsberg has 10 total points this season for the Predators. He has 6 goals this year with 28 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 4 assists on the year and averages 19.2 minutes played per contest. P.K. Subban averages 23.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 2 goals on 25 attempts. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 6 points on the year. Juuse Saros has 4 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Predators. He has 123 shots against him and he's given up 10 goals. He's made 113 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have 9 total points this year, which is 23rd in the NHL. They've scored 22 goals while giving up 26 scores, which has them ranked 27th and 19th respectively. They have had 27 power play chances and scored 8 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 30%. That is 7th in the league. The Oilers have given up 22 power play opportunities and surrendered 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking them 17th when short-handed. They average 26 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.68% for the year. They allow 26 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 88%, which is 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators are 1st in the league with a total of 16 points this season. They have 4 power play goals on 35 chances for a percentage of 11%. That is 28th in the NHL. They've given up 29 power play opportunities and surrendered 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 72%, ranking 24th overall. As a team, the Predators are 5th with a total of 35 goals scored while they've given up 23 goals this season, ranking 27th in goals against. They average 27 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 12.77%. As a unit they give up 26 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 4th overall in the NHL.
Edmonton is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.9%, as they've attempted 372 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 388 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.7% as they have 293 attempts while they have given up 285 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 11th in the league. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 53.5% of the time, which is 9th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.5% for the season. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. They have 201 face-off wins compared to 205 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That ranks them 19th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 181 hits and they have blocked 103 shots from the opposition, putting them 29th overall.
The Predators are 12th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.7% for the season, which is 20th in the NHL. They have 283 face-off wins compared to 274 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.8%. That is 11th in the league. On defense Nashville has 137 hits and they have blocked 119 shots from the opposition, which is 15th in the league. Nashville is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.3% as they've attempted 485 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 480 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.3% ranks 13th as they have 366 attempts while they have given up 361 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Oilers/Predators NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Nashville -230
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville -230
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