Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers - 12/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-116) Oilers (+105)
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (18-10-4, 1st in the Pacific Division) host the Carolina Hurricanes (18-11-1, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) at Rogers Place on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The line on this game has the Hurricanes coming in at -116 and the Oilers are at +105. The total is set at 6. The Hurricanes cover 57.1% of the time, having gone 16-12 SU. The Oilers cover 53.3% of the time, going 16-14 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes head into this game holding a record of 18 wins and 11 defeats, which is good for 5th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 95 goals which has them sitting at 9th in the conference and 11th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +13, which is good for 7th in the NHL. The Hurricanes have earned a total of 37 pts, which has them sitting at 11th in the NHL and 6th in the East. With reference to shots on goal, they have earned a total of 1,001 which has them sitting at 4th in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the NHL. As a unit, Carolina has obtained a total of 388 hits which means they have an average of 12.9 per contest. They have earned a total of 263 blocks for the year. The goalie for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and has racked up 1,177 mins protecting the net for the season. Mrazek is conceding an average of 2.60 goals against average which places him at 9th among East goaltenders and 18th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this season, he's surrendered 51 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .903 which places him at 16th among East goaltenders.
The Carolina Hurricanes went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6 - 2 victory against the Minnesota Wild in their previous game. The Hurricanes had a good offensive outing and it showed in this win. For this game, they converted 6 out of the 40 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities and notched 2 goals out of those attempts. Carolina ended up with a total of 8 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 44 and the Corsi against was 26 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 62.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 36 while the Fenwick against sat at 19, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 65.5%. They earned 24 face-off wins and were beaten on 24 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 48.4% and they had a PDO of 96.3 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Minnesota Wild racked up a total of 24 shots. They had a total of 6 minutes in the box and they tallied 4 power play chances.
The Oilers will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 18 wins and 10 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are ranked 8th in the West and 17th in the league with +3. They have a total of 95 goals for the season which has them at 3rd in the West. Edmonton has a save % as a team of .908 which currently has them ranked 14th in the league, which means there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.4% ranking them 2nd in the Western Conference. In goal for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having a marginal season by allowing 2.88 goals per contest and that places him 15th among West goalies and 29th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 916 mins he's been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 44 goals. His save percentage is .903, which has him ranked 19th among West goalies and 35th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Edmonton Oilers faced the Buffalo Sabres in an outing where the Oilers ended up taking the loss by a tally of 3 - 2. In this matchup, Edmonton went home with a 40.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 26 while the opposition had a Corsi of 39. Their Fenwick rate was 41.3% with a Fenwick of 19 and the Sabres ending the game with a 27 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Edmonton had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO of 89.5 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 35.0%. The Oilers notched 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play chances in this one and were able to net 1 out of those attempts. Regarding their opponent, the Sabres had 3 power play chances but were not able to notch a goal. Edmonton allowed 22 shots on goal and the Sabres racked up 6 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton (+105) and under the total goals
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