Edmonton Oilers at Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Gila River Arena
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The Edmonton Oilers travel to Gila River Arena to play the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has the Oilers at -105 and the Coyotes at -105.
Edmonton has a record of 18-18-3 this season. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They have scored 111 goals and given up 126 goals for a point differential of -15. For the season they have an ATS record of 18-21-0 and an over/under record of 17-18-0. Arizona has a record of 17-20-2 this year. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 100 goals and surrendered 112 for a goal differential of -12. Their record against the spread is 17-22-0 while their over/under record is 19-19-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 18-21-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 17-18-0 against the over/under this season
Important Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 17-22-0 straight up this year
The Arizona Coyotes are 19-19-0 against the over/under this season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/29/18 RW Alex Chiasson Knee IR (12/29)
12/13/18 D Kris Russell Undisclosed IR (12/13)
12/12/18 D Oscar Klefbom Hand IR (12/12)
Key Arizona Coyotes Injuries
12/31/18 C Brad Richardson Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Edmonton
12/06/18 GO Antti Raanta Lower Body IR (12/06)
12/03/18 RW Michael Grabner Eye is out indefinitely
11/17/18 D Jason Demers Lower Body is out for season
10/04/18 C Dave Bolland Back is out indefinitely
10/03/18 C Christian Dvorak Lower Body IR (10/03)
Mikko Koskinen has 11 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has 586 shots against him and he's given up 49 goals. He's made 537 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Connor McDavid has accumulated 58 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 21 goals this year with 127 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 37 assists on the season and averages 22.7 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl averages 21.8 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 21 goals on 103 shots. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 49 points on the season.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson has scored 22 total points this year for the Coyotes. He has 5 goals this season with 90 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 23.9 minutes played per game. Darcy Kuemper has 5 wins and 11 losses this year in goal for the Coyotes. He has 557 shots against him and he's surrendered 51 goals. He's made 506 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Clayton Keller averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 8 goals on 86 shots. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have allowed 121 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77% this year. That is 26th in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.49% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 24th in the league. The Oilers have 39 total points this season, ranking 22nd in the NHL in offense. They are 24th in the league with 111 goals while they've given up 126 goals, which is 10th overall. They have had 117 power play opportunities and scored 26 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 11th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Coyotes are 29th with 100 goals scored while they are 23rd in the NHL with 112 goals allowed this year. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.37%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 14th place in the league. The Coyotes have a total of 36 points this year, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 22 power play goals on 127 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That ranks their power play unit 22nd. They've allowed 122 power play opportunities and have given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%, which is 1st overall.
Edmonton is 17th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.6%, as they've attempted 2,181 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,216 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.7% as they have 1,632 attempts while they have given up 1,654 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 19th in the league. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.3% of the time, which is 17th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the season. That is 15th overall in the NHL. They have 1,103 face-off wins compared to 1,199 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.9%. That ranks them 26th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,052 hits and they have blocked 562 shots from the opposition, putting them 16th overall.
The Coyotes are 13th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the season, which is 19th in the NHL. They have 1,128 face-off wins compared to 1,207 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.3%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense Arizona has 854 hits and they have blocked 572 shots from the opposition, which is 14th in the league. Arizona is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.3% as they've attempted 2,289 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,259 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50% ranks 16th as they have 1,688 attempts while they have given up 1,687 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Oilers/Coyotes NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Arizona -105
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona -105
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