Vegas Golden Knights at Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Predictions 4/5/2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018
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The Vegas Golden Knights head to Rogers Place to take on the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at -150 and the Oilers at +136.
Vegas has a record of 51-22-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 22-12-5-2. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 268 goals and surrendered 217 goals for a point differential of +51. For the year they have an ATS mark of 51-29-0 and an over/under record of 40-38-0. Edmonton has a record of 34-40-6 including 17-18-4-0 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 227 goals and have given up 258 for a goal differential of -31. Their record against the spread is 34-46-0 while their over/under mark is 37-39-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 51-29-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 40-38-0 against the over/under this season
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 34-46-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 37-39-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
04/03/18 LW David Perron Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Edmonton
03/27/18 RW Reilly Smith Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/02/18 D Luca Sbisa Hand is out indefinitely
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
04/04/18 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs Vegas
03/19/18 D Oscar Klefbom Shoulder is out for season
Jon Marchessault has scored 75 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 27 goals this season with 265 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 48 assists on the year and averages 17.5 minutes played per contest. William Karlsson averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 24% by tallying 43 goals on 182 attempts. He has 35 assists, giving him a total of 78 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 29 wins and 12 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 1,358 shots against him and he's surrendered 94 goals. He's made 1,264 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Connor McDavid has 103 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 41 goals this year with 268 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 62 assists on the year and averages 21.6 minutes played per contest. Leon Draisaitl averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 24 goals on 188 attempts. He has 44 assists, giving him a total of 68 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 29 wins and 31 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has 1,965 shots against him and he's given up 183 goals. He's made 1,782 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 109 total points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They've scored 268 goals while giving up 217 scores, which has them ranked 4th and 25th respectively. They have had 243 power play chances and scored 53 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That is 8th in the league. The Golden Knights have given up 229 power play opportunities and surrendered 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 8th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.21% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers are 25th in the league with a total of 74 points this season. They have 29 power play goals on 205 chances for a percentage of 14%. That is 31st in the NHL. They've given up 239 power play opportunities and surrendered 57 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, ranking 26th overall. As a team, the Oilers are 20th with a total of 227 goals scored while they've given up 258 goals this season, ranking 5th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.49%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 27th overall in the NHL.
Vegas has a Corsi percentage of 51.6% as they've tried 4,879 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,576 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 6th in Corsi percentage. They are 9th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.6% as they have 3,642 shots while they've given up 3,419 attempts on defense. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the year. That puts them 9th and 28th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,383 face-off wins as opposed to 2,489 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.9%. That is 26th overall in the NHL. On defense Vegas has 1,736 hits and they've blocked 1,157 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 18th in the league.
The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 52.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.4% for the year. That ranks them 6th and 25th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,332 face-off wins as opposed to 2,463 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.6%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense Edmonton has 2,104 hits and they've blocked 1,252 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 5th in blocked shots. Edmonton is ranked 9th in Corsi percentage with 50.9% as they've tried 4,906 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,728 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 6th in the NHL at 51.5%, as they have 3,688 shots while they've given up 3,476 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Golden Knights/Oilers NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Vegas -150
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas -150
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