Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks 12/1/2019
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+110) Canucks (-121)
Rogers Arena is the venue where Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (12-10-4, 5th in the Pacific Division) will play the Edmonton Oilers (16-8-3, 1st in the Pacific Division) on Sunday. The Oilers open this contest at +110 while the Canucks are priced at -121. The total is set at 6. The Oilers cover 56.0% of the time, having gone 14-11 SU. The Canucks cover 39.1% of the time, going 9-14 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers head into this game holding a record of 16 wins and 8 defeats, ranking them 1st in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 84 goals which ranks them 3rd in the West and 10th in the league. Their goal differential is +8, ranking them 12th in the league. The Oilers currently have a total of 35 pts, which ranks them 4th in the league and 2nd in the Western Conference. When talking about shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 780 which ranks them 13th in the Western Conference and 25th in the league. As a unit, Edmonton has collected a total of 456 hits which means they have an average of 16.9 per game. They currently have a total of 307 blocks for this season. The man in net for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has played a total of 767 minutes minding the goal this season. Smith is giving up 2.66 goals per game which has him ranked 10th among West goalies and 16th in the NHL. For the year, he's surrendered 34 goals. His save percentage is .911 which has him ranked 15th among West goalies.
The Edmonton Oilers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4 - 1 loss against the Colorado Avalanche in their last contest. The Oilers had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. In this game, they converted 1 of the 20 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Edmonton earned 29 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 34 and the Corsi against at even strength was 59 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 36.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 24 while the Fenwick against was 47, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 33.8%. They earned 17 face-off wins and were beaten on 22 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 22.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 96.0 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Colorado Avalanche racked up 50 shots. They finished with 8 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 5 power play chances.
The Canucks will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the year they have 12 victories and 10 defeats. When talking about goal differential, they are currently ranked 7th in the conference and 14th in the NHL with +4. They currently have a total of 82 goals for this year which is good for 4th in the West. Vancouver has a save % as a team of .905 which has them sitting 19th in the NHL, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 9.9% which puts them at 6th in the Western Conference. In net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having an average year by giving up 2.72 GAA and that ranks him 12th among Western Conference goaltenders and 21st in the NHL among goalies. In the 972 mins he has been on the ice this year, he's surrendered 44 goals. He's earned a save % of .913, which has him sitting 12th among Western Conference goaltenders and 17th in the NHL among goalies.
The Vancouver Canucks faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a matchup where the Canucks ended up losing by a score of 8 - 6. For this game, Vancouver wound up with a 32.9% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 27 and the other team having a Corsi of 55. Their Fenwick rate came in at 36.7% by earning a Fenwick of 22 and the Penguins earning a 38 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vancouver played and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO was 109.8 and they had an oZS percentage of 53.6%. The Canucks netted 6 goals of the 22 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and scored 1 out of those attempts. In discussing their opponent, the Penguins had 4 power play chances and were able to tally 2 goals. Vancouver allowed 40 shots on goal and the Penguins earned 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (+110)
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