Edmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 11/10/2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (11-5-2, 1st in the Pacific Division) head to Honda Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Anaheim Ducks (9-7-1, 6th in the Pacific Division). The line on this contest has the Oilers priced at -105 and the Ducks are at -143. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Oilers cover 58.8% of the time, having gone 10-7 SU. The Ducks cover 52.9% of the time, going 9-8 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers step onto the ice with a record of 11 victories and 5 losses, which puts them at 1st in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 51 goals which is 6th in the conference and 13th in the league. Their goal differential is +6, which puts them at 11th in the league. The Oilers currently have a total of 24 pts, which is 4th in the league and 2nd in the West. in respect to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 520 which is 8th in the Western Conference and 17th in the league. As a team, Edmonton has obtained a total of 281 hits which has them averaging 15.6 per game. They currently have a total of 205 blocks for the year. The man looking after the net for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has racked up 567 minutes defending the net for the season. Smith is conceding an average of 2.22 goals per game which has him placed 4th in the West and 7th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he's given up 21 goals. He has a save % of .926 which has him placed 6th in the West.
The Edmonton Oilers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 0 victory over the New Jersey Devils their last time out. The Oilers had a impressive offensive performance in the victory. In this matchup, they converted 4 of the 32 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 3 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. Edmonton racked up a total of 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Oilers was 40 and the Corsi against was 40 giving them a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against sat at 33, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 45.0%. They earned 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost 13 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 33.3% and they had a PDO of 113.6 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the New Jersey Devils racked up 29 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty minutes and they tallied 4 power play opportunities.
The Ducks are the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 9 victories and 7 losses. When looking at goal differential, they currently sit 8th in the conference and 17th in the league with +2. They have a total of 45 goals for the year which is 10th in the conference. Anaheim has a team save percentage of .922 which is good for 4th in the league, which means they are a tough group to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.3% which is good for 6th in the West. In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having an average campaign by allowing 2.55 goals per contest and that ranks him 12th among West goalies and 17th among goalies in the NHL. In the 753 mins he has played this year, he has allowed 32 goals. He has a save percentage of .923, which has him placed 8th among West goalies and 13th among goalies in the NHL.
The Anaheim Ducks went up against the Minnesota Wild in an outing where the Ducks went home in defeat by a score of 4 - 2. For this game, Anaheim earned a 54.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 50 while the opposition had a Corsi of 42. They had a Fenwick percentage of 52.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 35 and the Wild having a 32 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Anaheim had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO of 85.2 and they had an oZS percentage of 45.8%. The Ducks netted 2 goals of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play chances in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. As for their opponent, the Wild had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Anaheim gave way to 26 shots on goal and the Wild earned 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (-105)
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