Edmonton Oilers vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 11/24/2019
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+118) Coyotes (-130)
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (14-7-3, 1st in the Pacific Division) travel to Gila River Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Arizona Coyotes (13-8-2, 2nd in the Pacific Division). The Oilers open this game at +118 while the Coyotes are priced at -130. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Oilers cover 56.5% of the time, having gone 13-10 SU. Arizona covers 50.0% of the time, going 10-10 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers head into this game holding a record of 14 victories and 7 defeats, putting them at 1st in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 76 goals which is 2nd in the Western Conference and 7th in the league. Their goal differential is +9, putting them at 10th in the league. The Oilers currently have a total of 31 pts, which is 5th in the league and 2nd in the West. When talking about shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 692 which is 10th in the West and 20th in the league. As a group, Edmonton has compiled a total of 394 hits which means they are averaging 16.4 per game. They currently have a total of 267 blocks for this season. The goaltender for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has been on the ice a total of 707 minutes minding the net for the season. Smith is surrendering an average of 2.72 goals per contest which has him sitting 10th among West goalies and 20th in the NHL among goalies. So far this year, he's surrendered 32 goals. He has a save percentage of .910 which has him sitting 13th among West goalies.
The Edmonton Oilers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5 - 1 loss against the Los Angeles Kings the last time they stepped on the ice. The Oilers didn't have a great showing offensively in this defeat. In this outing, they converted 1 of the 26 shots they looked to score on. They also had 2 power play chances but weren't able to net one. Edmonton ended up with 22 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 34 and the Corsi against was 29 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 54.0%. Their Fenwick was 26 and the Fenwick against sat at 20, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 56.5%. They earned 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 66.7% and they had a PDO of 80.9 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Los Angeles Kings racked up 30 shots. They finished with 4 penalty minutes and they notched 6 power play attempts.
The Coyotes will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 13 wins and 8 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are sitting 4th in the Western Conference and 9th in the league with +10. They have compiled a total of 62 goals for this year which has them at 12th in the West. Arizona has a team save % of .929 which is good for 1st in the league, meaning chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.8% which is good for 11th in the conference. In goal for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is having a good season by allowing only 1.93 goals per game and that has him 1st in the West and 1st in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 903 mins he's been on the ice this season, he has given up 29 goals. He has a save percentage of .935, which ranks him 1st in the West and 1st in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Arizona Coyotes went up against the Toronto Maple Leafs in an outing where the Coyotes took the loss by a final of 3 - 1. While out there on the ice, Arizona went home with a 40.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 42 while their opponent had a Corsi of 61. Their Fenwick percentage was 39.7% by earning a Fenwick of 29 and the Maple Leafs ending the game with a 44 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Arizona played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO was 97.4 and their percentage of oZS was 40.0%. The Coyotes notched 1 goal of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Arizona gave way to 33 shots on goal and the Maple Leafs had a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (+118)
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