Florida Panthers vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks 10/27/2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (8-2-1, 1st in the Pacific Division) play the Florida Panthers (4-2-4, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Rogers Place on Sunday, October 27, 2019. The Oilers open this matchup at -120 while the Panthers are coming in at +109. The total opens at 6.5. The Panthers cover 33.3% of the time, having gone 3-6 SU. The Oilers cover 70.0% of the time, going 7-3 straight up.
The Florida Panthers head into this game holding a record of 4 wins and 2 losses, which is good for 4th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 34 goals which has them ranked at 6th in the East and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is -2, which is good for 19th in the league. The Panthers currently have a total of 12 points, which has them ranked at 15th in the league and 7th in the Eastern Conference. In discussing shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 348 which has them ranked at 5th in the Eastern Conference and 9th in the league. As a team, Florida has compiled a total of 154 hits which has them averaging 15.4 per game. They currently have a total of 103 blocks for the season. The man protecting the net for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has totaled 449 mins minding the goal this year. Bobrovsky is conceding 3.87 goals against average which puts him at 24th among Eastern Conference goalies and 43rd in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he's allowed 29 goals. He has a save % of .869 which puts him at 27th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Florida Panthers were on the losing side of the ice with a 6 - 5 loss to the Calgary Flames in their last contest. The Panthers had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this defeat. In this matchup, they converted 5 out of the 23 shots they put on goal. They also had 2 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. Florida ended up with a total of 11 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 39 giving them a Corsi percentage of 50.6%. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against was 26, which means they had a rate of 55.2%. They won 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 31 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 70.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.5 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Calgary Flames put up 24 shots. They finished with a total of 9 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 3 power play attempts.
The Oilers will be the team across the ice and for the current year they sit with 8 victories and 2 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are currently ranked 5th in the West and 6th in the NHL with +8. They have a total of 34 goals for the season which is good for 4th in the conference. Edmonton has a save percentage as a team of .923 which currently has them sitting 7th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.0% which puts them at 3rd in the conference. In net for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having an average year by surrendering 2.15 GAA and that has him 4th among Western Conference goalies and 5th in the NHL. In the 364 mins he's played this season, he's surrendered 13 goals. He has a save percentage of .925, which has him ranked 8th among Western Conference goalies and 12th in the NHL.
The Edmonton Oilers played the Washington Capitals in a matchup where the Oilers took home the win by a score of 4 - 3. In this outing, Edmonton went home with a 54.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 51 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 43. They had a Fenwick percentage of 51.5% by earning a Fenwick of 34 and the Capitals earning a 32 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Edmonton played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 105.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 63.9%. The Oilers scored 4 goals of the 40 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding the opposition, the Capitals had 2 power play opportunities and used that advantage to score 1 goal on that opportunity. Edmonton gave up 28 shots on goal and the Capitals had a total of 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (+109)
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