Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks 11/14/2019
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (+110) Oilers (-167)
Pavel Francouz and the Colorado Avalanche (11-5-2, 2nd in the Central Division) go to Rogers Place on Thursday where they'll meet the Edmonton Oilers (12-6-2, 1st in the Pacific Division). The Oilers open this game at -167 while the Avalanche are coming in at +110. The total is set at . The Avalanche are covering 61.1% of the time, having gone 11-7 SU. Edmonton is covering 57.9% of the time, going 11-8 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche head into this game with a record of 11 victories and 5 losses, which puts them at 2nd in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 66 goals which has them at 2nd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the league. Their goal differential is +17, which puts them at 3rd in the league. The Avalanche have compiled a total of 24 points, which has them at 6th in the league and 3rd in the Western Conference. When talking about shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 590 which has them at 7th in the conference and 15th in the league. As a group, Colorado has racked up a total of 236 hits which means they are averaging 13.1 per contest. They have compiled a total of 182 blocks for the season. The goalie for is Pavel Francouz from Plzen, Czechoslovakia. He is 29 years old and has been on the ice a total of 362 mins in goal this year. is allowing 2.82 goals per contest which has him sitting 15th among Western Conference goalies and 26th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this year, he's allowed 17 goals. He holds a save percentage of .915 which has him sitting 12th among Western Conference goalies.
The Colorado Avalanche will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4 - 0 win against the Winnipeg Jets in their previous game. The Avalanche played really well in this victory. While out there on the ice, they scored on 4 out of the 25 shots they tried. They also had 3 power play attempts and netted 1 goal out of those attempts. Colorado had 4 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 28 and the Corsi against was 47 giving them a Corsi percentage of 37.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 22 and the Fenwick against was 34, which gave them a rate of 39.3%. They earned 13 face-off wins at even strength and lost 21 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 16.9% and they had a PDO of 116.7 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Winnipeg Jets tallied a total of 40 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty mins and they had 2 power play chances.
The Oilers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 12 victories and 6 losses. Regarding goal differential, they sit 5th in the West and 11th in the league with +7. They have earned a total of 60 goals for the year which has them sitting at 4th in the Western Conference. Edmonton has a team save % of .913 which has them 10th in the league, which means they are a tough group to score against. They are shooting 10.4% ranking them 4th in the conference. In goal for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having a marginal season by giving up 2.58 goals per contest and that ranks him 10th in the West and 16th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 627 minutes he's played this season, he has given up 27 goals. His save percentage is .913, which puts him at 14th in the West and 26th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Edmonton Oilers faced the San Jose Sharks in a game where the Oilers were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 6 - 3. In this outing, Edmonton earned a 50.7% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 37 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 36. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.0% by earning a Fenwick of 26 and the Sharks finishing with a 25 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Edmonton played and we'd say they played an average game. They had a PDO of 81.7 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 40.4%. The Oilers notched 3 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. As for the opposition, the Sharks had 3 power play chances but were not able to notch a goal. Edmonton gave up 25 shots on goal and the Sharks racked up a total of 11 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (+110)
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