Edmonton Oilers at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 2/15/2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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The Edmonton Oilers head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Oilers at +195 and the Golden Knights at -218.
Edmonton has a record of 23-28-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 11-14-2-1. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 157 goals and surrendered 184 goals for a point differential of -27. For the year they have an ATS mark of 23-32-0 and an over/under record of 28-26-0. Vegas has a record of 37-15-4 including 20-4-2-1 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 192 goals and have given up 154 for a goal differential of +38. Their record against the spread is 37-19-0 while their over/under mark is 32-22-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 23-32-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 28-26-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 37-19-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 32-22-0 against the over/under this season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
02/12/18 D Andrej Sekera Facial is "?" Thursday vs Vegas
02/04/18 D Adam Larsson Personal is out indefinitely
01/18/18 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Ribs IR (01/13)
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
02/14/18 LW James Neal Leg left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Edmonton
02/10/18 GO Malcolm Subban Upper Body IR (02/10)
02/10/18 LW William Carrier Undisclosed IR (02/07)
01/10/18 D Luca Sbisa Hand IR (01/08)
01/05/18 D Jon Merrill Lower Body IR (01/04)
Connor McDavid has scored 66 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 23 goals this season with 178 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 43 assists on the year and averages 21.5 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 12% by tallying 16 goals on 131 attempts. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 49 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 19 wins and 20 losses this season in goal for the Oilers. He has 1,257 shots against him and he's surrendered 125 goals. He's made 1,132 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
James Neal has 38 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 24 goals this year with 160 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 14 assists on the year and averages 17.3 minutes played per contest. David Perron averages 17.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 14 goals on 93 attempts. He has 37 assists, giving him a total of 51 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 17 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 764 shots against him and he's given up 52 goals. He's made 712 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have 50 total points this year, which is 27th in the NHL. They've scored 157 goals while giving up 184 scores, which has them ranked 23rd and 5th respectively. They have had 147 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 172 power play opportunities and surrendered 50 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 8.42% 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 Golden Knights are 3rd in the league with a total of 78 points this season. They have 37 power play goals on 178 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 14th in the NHL. They've given up 163 power play opportunities and surrendered 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 13th overall. As a team, the Golden Knights are 4th with a total of 192 goals scored while they've given up 154 goals this season, ranking 26th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.40%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 18th overall in the NHL.
Edmonton is 5th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.1%, as they've attempted 3,468 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,189 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.8% as they have 2,587 attempts while they have given up 2,317 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 3rd in the league. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 53.7% of the time, which is 4th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.3% for the season. That is 28th overall in the NHL. They have 1,666 face-off wins compared to 1,706 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That ranks them 20th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,489 hits and they have blocked 872 shots from the opposition, putting them 11th overall.
The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 52.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.3% for the year. That ranks them 10th and 27th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,678 face-off wins as opposed to 1,737 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.1%. That is 24th in the league. On defense Vegas has 1,063 hits and they've blocked 820 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 16th in blocked shots. Vegas is ranked 9th in Corsi percentage with 52.1% as they've tried 3,408 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,133 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 9th in the NHL at 52.4%, as they have 2,543 shots while they've given up 2,313 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Oilers/Golden Knights NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton +195
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton +195
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