Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Game Picks 10/14/2019
Monday, October 14, 2019
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Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers (4-0-0, 1st in the Pacific Division) are headed to United Center on Monday where they'll meet the Chicago Blackhawks (0-2-0, 6th in the Central Division). The Oilers open this matchup at -103 while the Blackhawks are coming in at -107. The total is set at 6.5. The Oilers are covering 100.0% of the time, having gone 4-0 SU. The Blackhawks are covering 0% of the time, going 0-3 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4 - 3 victory against the New Jersey Devils in their previous contest. The Oilers had a solid offensive performance in this victory. In this game, they earned a goal on 4 of the 22 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities and scored 2 goals out of those attempts. Edmonton racked up 4 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 26 and the Corsi against was 37 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 41.3%. Their Fenwick was 18 and the Fenwick against sat at 24, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 42.9%. They earned 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 34.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 90.5 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the New Jersey Devils racked up a total of 31 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 2 power play opportunities.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have 8 total points this season, which ranks them 4th in the NHL. They are 7th in the league in goals scored with 17 while they've given up 12 goals, ranking them 18th overall. They have had 15 power play opportunities and have scored 6 goals on those chances for a percentage of 40%. That is 4th in the NHL. The Oilers have allowed 13 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 92%, putting them 5th in the league when short-handed. They average 26 shots per game and as a team shoot 16.67% for the season. They allow 31 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 Chicago Blackhawks faced off against the San Jose Sharks in a game where the Blackhawks took the loss by a mark of 5 - 4. In this game, Chicago wound up with a 44.4% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 32 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick percentage was 52.7% with a Fenwick of 29 and the Sharks finishing with a 26 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Chicago had and they showed up in this game. Their PDO was 100.0 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 24.1%. The Blackhawks scored 4 goals of the 30 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but didn't score a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Sharks had 3 power play chances and used that advantage to score 2 goals of those attempts. Chicago conceded 34 shots on goal and the Sharks had 4 penalty minutes.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks are 31st in the NHL with a total of 0 points this year. They have 1 power play goal on 4 opportunities for a percentage of 25%. That ranks them 13th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 6 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 50%. That is 30th in the NHL. As a team, the Blackhawks are 29th in the league with 7 goals scored while they've given up 9 goals, which is 24th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.48%. As a team they give up 36 shots per game and have a save percentage of 88%. That is 25th in the NHL.
Edmonton is 31st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 43.2%, as they've attempted 121 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 159 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 44.5% as they have 85 attempts while they have given up 106 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 31st in the league. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 45.6% of the time, which is 23rd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.4% for the season. That is 9th overall in the NHL. They have 74 face-off wins compared to 81 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.7%. That ranks them 25th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 67 hits and they have blocked 53 shots from the opposition, putting them 5th overall.
The Blackhawks are 31st in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 32.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 67.1% for the season, which is 1st in the NHL. They have 37 face-off wins compared to 49 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43%. That is 30th in the league. On defense Chicago has 48 hits and they have blocked 20 shots from the opposition, which is 30th in the league. Chicago is 25th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.8% as they've attempted 71 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 84 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.2% ranks 24th as they have 55 attempts while they have given up 64 shots on the defensive end.
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