Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Tips 11/21/2019
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-138) Kings (+115)
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (14-6-3, 1st in the Pacific Division) are headed to Staples Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Kings (8-12-1, 8th in the Pacific Division). The Oilers open this contest at -138 while the Kings are priced at +115. The total is set at 7. The Oilers are covering 59.1% of the time, having gone 13-9 SU. Los Angeles covers 38.1% of the time, going 8-13 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers head into this game holding a record of 14 wins and 6 defeats, ranking them 1st in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 75 goals which has them ranked at 2nd in the conference and 5th in the league. Their goal differential is +13, ranking them 6th in the league. The Oilers have earned a total of 31 points, which has them ranked at 5th in the league and 2nd in the conference. When talking about shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 666 which has them ranked at 8th in the West and 18th in the league. As a team, Edmonton currently has a total of 377 hits which means they are averaging 16.4 per game. They have earned a total of 258 blocks for the season. The man protecting the net for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has played a total of 687 minutes in net for the season. Smith is allowing an average of 2.53 goals against average which has him placed 9th in the Western Conference and 12th in the NHL. During this season, he's allowed 29 goals. He holds a save percentage of .915 which has him placed 10th in the Western Conference.
The Edmonton Oilers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5 - 2 win against the San Jose Sharks in their last game. The Oilers played really well in the win. In this game, they finished 5 of the 29 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. Edmonton racked up a total of 4 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Oilers was 42 and the Corsi against was 47 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 47.2%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 32, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 51.5%. They took 19 face-off wins and lost 31 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 110.7 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the San Jose Sharks racked up 35 shots. They had 4 minutes in the box and they earned 2 power play opportunities.
The Kings are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 8 wins and 12 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are ranked 15th in the conference and 30th in the league with -22. They have earned a total of 53 goals for this season which puts them at 15th in the Western Conference. Los Angeles has a team save percentage of .878 which currently has them ranked 31st in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They are shooting 7.3% putting them at 15th in the conference. In net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a rough season by surrendering 3.74 goals against average and that has him 23rd among Western Conference goalies and 45th in the NHL among goalies. In the 770 minutes he's played this season, he's allowed 48 goals. He holds a save percentage of .878, which places him at 24th among Western Conference goalies and 50th in the NHL among goalies.
The Los Angeles Kings played the Arizona Coyotes in a game where the Kings ended up taking the loss by a final of 3 - 0. For this game, Los Angeles had a 65.4% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 51 while their opponent had a Corsi of 27. They had a Fenwick percentage of 58.0% by earning a Fenwick of 29 and the Coyotes earning a 21 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Los Angeles played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 93.8 and their oZS percentage was 66.7%. The Kings converted 0 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. As for the opposition, the Coyotes had 4 power play chances and took advantage of the situation by scoring 2 goals. Los Angeles conceded 27 shots on goal and the Coyotes earned a total of 8 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+115)
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