Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild NHL Point Spread Picks 10/22/2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Xcel Energy Center
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (7-1-1, 1st in the Pacific Division) head to Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Minnesota Wild (2-6-0, 7th in the Central Division). The Wild open this matchup at -110 while the Oilers are coming in at +100. The over/under has been set at 6. The Oilers are covering 75.0% of the time, having gone 6-2 SU. Minnesota is covering 25.0% of the time, going 2-6 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers step onto the ice with a record of 7 victories and 1 loss, which is good for 1st in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 30 goals which is good for 4th in the conference and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +10, which is good for 4th in the league. The Oilers have compiled a total of 15 points, which is good for 3rd in the league and 2nd in the conference. With regard to shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 244 which is good for 10th in the Western Conference and 19th in the league. As a unit, Edmonton has racked up a total of 137 hits which means they have an average of 15.2 per game. They have compiled a total of 96 blocks for the year. Looking after the goal for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has totaled 304 mins minding the net for the season. Smith is surrendering 1.98 goals per game which ranks him 4th among West goalies and 6th among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he has surrendered 10 goals. He has a save % of .930 which ranks him 7th among West goalies.
The Edmonton Oilers will look for better times on the ice after their 1 - 0 defeat to the Winnipeg Jets in their last game. The Oilers had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. In this outing, they finished 0 of the 28 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Edmonton had a total of 8 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 31 and the Corsi against was 39 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 44.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 18 and the Fenwick against was 25, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 41.9%. They took 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost 21 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 49.5% and they had a PDO of 96.5 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Winnipeg Jets earned 23 shots. They ended the game with 4 penalty minutes and they tallied 4 power play attempts.
The Wild will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 2 wins and 6 losses. With regard to goal differential, they sit 15th in the conference and 31st in the NHL with -14. They currently have a total of 18 goals for this season which has them ranked at 14th in the conference. Minnesota has a team save % of .875 which has them sitting 30th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.4% which puts them at 15th in the Western Conference. In net for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk who is having a tough campaign by giving up 4.18 goals per contest and that has him 20th among West goalies and 46th in the NHL. In the 330 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he has allowed 23 goals. He has a save % of .874, which puts him at 19th among West goalies and 45th in the NHL.
The Minnesota Wild faced off against the Montreal Canadiens in an outing where the Wild notched a win by a score of 4 - 3. For this outing, Minnesota wound up with a 43.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 43 and their opponent having a Corsi of 56. Their Fenwick rate was 45.3% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Canadiens finishing with a 41 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Minnesota played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 101.0 and their oZS percentage was 41.9%. The Wild converted 4 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play attempts in this game and were able to net 2 out of those chances. Concerning the opposition, the Canadiens had 2 power play chances and were able to tally 1 goal on that opportunity. Minnesota conceded 33 shots on goal and the Canadiens racked up 10 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (+100)
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