Detroit Red Wings vs Edmonton Oilers Hockey Betting Tips and Predictions 10/18/2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
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Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers (6-1-0, 1st in the Pacific Division) play the Detroit Red Wings (3-3-0, 5th in the Atlantic Division) at Rogers Place on Friday, October 18, 2019. The Oilers open this matchup at -215 while the Red Wings are priced at +193. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Red Wings are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 3-3 SU. Edmonton covers 83.3% of the time, going 5-1 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the losing side of the ice with a 5 - 1 loss against the Vancouver Canucks in their previous contest. The Red Wings had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. For this game, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 27 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. Detroit racked up a total of 24 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 41 and the Corsi against was 30 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 57.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 while the Fenwick against was 20, meaning they had a rate of 58.3%. They won 20 face-off wins and lost 21 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 51.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 91.9 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the Vancouver Canucks racked up a total of 32 shots. They had a total of 20 penalty mins and they had 5 power play chances.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings have 6 total points this season, which ranks them 17th in the NHL. They are 18th in the league in goals scored with 17 while they've given up 21 goals, ranking them 12th overall. They have had 18 power play opportunities and have scored 2 goals on those chances for a percentage of 11%. That is 26th in the NHL. The Red Wings have allowed 18 power play opportunities and have given up 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 72%, putting them 25th in the league when short-handed. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.39% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%. That puts them 18th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Edmonton Oilers opposed the Philadelphia Flyers in a matchup where the Oilers ended up with the win by a tally of 6 - 3. In their game, Edmonton went home with a 36.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 27 and their opponent having a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick percentage was 37.7% by earning a Fenwick of 20 and the Flyers having a 33 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Edmonton played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO of 124.6 and they earned an oZS percentage of 40.9%. The Oilers converted 6 goals of the 22 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and were able to net 2 out of those attempts. On the other side of the ice, the Flyers had 6 power play attempts and came through by scoring 2 goals of those attempts. Edmonton gave up 52 shots on goal and the Flyers racked up 4 penalty minutes.
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The Oilers are 2nd in the NHL with a total of 12 points this year. They have 10 power play goals on 22 opportunities for a percentage of 45%. That ranks them 1st in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 26 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%. That is 5th in the NHL. As a team, the Oilers are 4th in the league with 28 goals scored while they've given up 19 goals, which is 19th overall. They average 26 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 15.64%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 8th in the NHL.
Detroit is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.4%, as they've attempted 215 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 239 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.5% as they have 162 attempts while they have given up 159 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 13th in the league. The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 43.2% of the time, which is 28th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 56.8% for the season. That is 3rd overall in the NHL. They have 117 face-off wins compared to 127 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48%. That ranks them 25th in the league. On defense Detroit has 87 hits and they have blocked 80 shots from the opposition, putting them 4th overall.
The Oilers are 21st in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 46.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 53.3% for the season, which is 11th in the NHL. They have 151 face-off wins compared to 163 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.1%. That is 24th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 116 hits and they have blocked 84 shots from the opposition, which is 2nd in the league. Edmonton is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.5% as they've attempted 229 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 274 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.5% ranks 26th as they have 165 attempts while they have given up 190 shots on the defensive end.
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