Edmonton Oilers at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The Edmonton Oilers head to Scandinavium to take on the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Oilers at -132 and the Devils at +102.
Edmonton had a record of 36-40-6 last year and away from home they had a record of 17-22-2-1. They were 6th in the Pacific Division. They tallied 234 goals and surrendered 263 goals for a point differential of -29. For the year they had an ATS mark of 36-46-0 and an over/under record of 38-40-0. New Jersey finished with a record of 44-29-9 including 16-10-2-1 on home ice last year. They were 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 248 goals and gave up 244 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread was 45-42-0 while their over/under mark was 45-40-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers were 36-46-0 straight up last year
The Edmonton Oilers were 38-40-0 against the over/under last season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils were 45-42-0 straight up last year
The New Jersey Devils were 45-40-0 against the over/under last season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
10/02/18 D Kris Russell Undisclosed IR (10/02)
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
10/05/18 LW Jesper Bratt Jaw is out indefinitely
10/03/18 GO Cory Schneider Hip IR (10/03)
Cam Talbot had 31 wins and 31 losses last season in goal for the Oilers. He had 2,036 shots against him and he surrendered 188 goals. He made 1,848 stops for a save percentage of 91%. Leon Draisaitl scored 70 total points last year for the Oilers. He had 25 goals last season with 194 shots on net giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 45 assists on the year and averaged 19.3 minutes played per contest. Connor McDavid averaged 21.5 minutes of ice time per game last season. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 41 goals on 274 attempts. He had 67 assists giving him a total of 108 points on the year.
Nico Hischier had 52 total points last season for the Devils. He had 20 goals last year with 180 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He had a total of 32 assists on the year and averaged 16.3 minutes played per contest. Keith Kinkaid had 26 wins and 10 losses last season in net for the Devils. He had 1,214 shots against him and he gave up 106 goals. He made 1,108 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Taylor Hall averaged 19.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 39 goals on 278 attempts. He had 54 assists giving him a total of 93 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers gave up 245 power play opportunities and surrendered 57 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77% last season. That was 25th in the league. They averaged 33 shots per contest and as a team shot 8.54% for the year. They allowed 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and had a team save percentage of 90%, ranking them 27th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Oilers were 23rd overall with 78 total points last year. They were 20th in the league with 234 goals and 7th in goals allowed with 263. They had 210 power play chances and scored 31 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That was 31st in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Devils were 15th with a total of 248 goals scored while they were 15th with 244 goals surrendered last season. They averaged 32 shots per game and had a team shooting percentage of 9.54%. As a unit they gave up 32 shots per contest and had a save percentage of 91%, putting them 18th in the league. The Devils had a total of 97 points last season, which was 15th in the NHL. They had 54 power play goals on 252 chances for a percentage of 21%. That was 10th overall. They gave up 258 power play opportunities and surrendered 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 7th when short-handed.
Edmonton was 10th in the league in Corsi percentage last season with 50.9%, as they tried 5,025 shots on net at full strength while giving up 4,853 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.4% as they had 3,785 attempts while they gave up 3,578 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 9th in the NHL. The Oilers started possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time, which was 10th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.5% for the season. That was 22nd overall in the NHL. They had 2,394 face-off wins compared to 2,523 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 48.7%. That ranked them 25th in the league. On defense Edmonton had 2,134 hits and they blocked 1,275 shots from the opposition, putting them 7th overall.
New Jersey was 22nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 48.5%, as they attempted 4,561 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,846 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 49.2% as they had 3,557 attempts while they gave up 3,670 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 19th in the league. The Devils started possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time, which was 25th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 51.5% for the season. That was 5th overall in the NHL. They had 2,371 face-off wins compared to 2,675 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 47%. That ranked them 30th in the league. On defense New Jersey had 1,816 hits and they blocked 1,176 shots from the opposition, putting them 22nd overall.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton -132 and over 5.5 total goals
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton -132 and over 5.5 total goals
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