Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+158) Golden Knights (-175)
T-Mobile Arena is the site where Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (11-9-4, 4th in the Pacific Division) will take on the Edmonton Oilers (14-7-3, 1st in the Pacific Division) on Saturday. The Oilers open this game at +158 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -175. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Oilers are covering 56.5% of the time, having gone 13-10 SU. The Golden Knights are covering 40.9% of the time, going 9-13 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers step onto the ice with a record of 14 wins and 7 defeats, putting them at 1st in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 76 goals which has them sitting at 2nd in the West and 6th in the league. Their goal differential is +9, putting them at 10th in the league. The Oilers currently have a total of 31 points, which has them sitting at 5th in the league and 2nd in the conference. In terms of shots on goal, they currently have a total of 692 which has them sitting at 10th in the Western Conference and 20th in the league. As a unit, Edmonton has a total of 394 hits which has them averaging 16.4 per game. They currently have a total of 267 blocks for the season. The man between the pipes for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has totaled 707 mins protecting the net this season. Smith is allowing an average of 2.72 goals per contest which has him ranked 10th among Western Conference goaltenders and 19th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he's surrendered 32 goals. His save % is .910 which has him ranked 13th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Edmonton Oilers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5 - 1 defeat to the Los Angeles Kings in their previous contest. The Oilers could have played much better offensively in the defeat. In this game, they netted 1 out of the 26 shots they attempted. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Edmonton racked up a total of 22 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Oilers was 34 and the Corsi against was 29 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 54.0%. Their Fenwick was 26 while the Fenwick against was 20, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 56.5%. They won 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 66.7% and they had a PDO of 80.9 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Los Angeles Kings racked up 30 shots. They ended the game with 4 penalty minutes and they tallied 6 power play chances.
The Golden Knights will be looking to add points to their total and for the current year they sit with 11 wins and 9 losses. in respect to goal differential, they currently sit 8th in the conference and 16th in the NHL with +2. They have earned a total of 71 goals for this season which has them at 5th in the conference. Vegas has a team save percentage of .909 which has them sitting 10th in the NHL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have a shooting percentage of 8.7% which is good for 12th in the conference. In net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury who is having a marginal year by allowing 2.45 goals per contest and that has him 6th among West goaltenders and 8th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,101 mins he's played, he's allowed 45 goals. He holds a save percentage of .922, which has him placed 6th among West goaltenders and 10th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Vegas Golden Knights opposed the San Jose Sharks in a game where the Golden Knights took a loss by a final of 2 - 1. While out there on the ice, Vegas had a 63.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 51 and the other team having a Corsi of 30. Their Fenwick rate was 62.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 36 and the Sharks finishing with a 22 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Vegas had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO was 92.6 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 65.9%. The Golden Knights scored 1 goal of the 38 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Sharks had 2 power play attempts but were not able to take advantage. Vegas conceded 29 shots on goal and the Sharks earned 6 minutes in the box.
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Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-175)
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