New Jersey Devils vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks 11/8/2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Rogers Place is the site where Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (10-5-2, 1st in the Pacific Division) will take on the New Jersey Devils (4-5-4, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) on Friday. The Devils open this contest at +131 while the Oilers are coming in at -145. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Devils cover 25.0% of the time, having gone 3-9 SU. The Oilers cover 56.3% of the time, going 9-7 straight up.
The New Jersey Devils come into the game holding a record of 4 victories and 5 losses, ranking them 8th in the Metropolitan Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 37 goals which puts them at 14th in the Eastern Conference and 27th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -11, ranking them 26th in the NHL. The Devils have a total of 12 pts, which puts them at 25th in the NHL and 14th in the East. With regard to shots on goal, they have a total of 390 which puts them at 15th in the conference and 30th in the NHL. As a team, New Jersey has obtained a total of 174 hits which means they are averaging 13.4 per game. They have a total of 115 blocks for the season. Looking after the net for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 23 years old and has been on the ice a total of 516 mins protecting the net this year. Blackwood is giving up an average of 2.91 GAA which ranks him 11th in the East and 25th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this year, he has given up 25 goals. He's earned a save % of .891 which ranks him 20th in the East.
The New Jersey Devils were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 win against the Winnipeg Jets the last time they stepped on the ice. The Devils had a below average offensive performance in this victory. In this game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 32 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. New Jersey had a total of 2 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Devils sat at 37 and the Corsi against at even strength was 41 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 47.4%. Their Fenwick was 25 and the Fenwick against was 29, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 46.3%. They took 18 face-off wins and were beaten on 30 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 57.8% and they had a PDO of 100.3 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Winnipeg Jets tallied 33 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty minutes and they tallied 1 power play opportunity.
The Oilers will be the team across the ice and for the current year they sit with 10 victories and 5 losses. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 8th in the West and 18th in the league with +2. They have a total of 47 goals for the season which is 7th in the conference. Edmonton has a team save % of .913 which has them 10th in the league, meaning chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 9.6% which puts them at 5th in the West. In net for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having an ok year by giving up 2.22 goals per game and that has him 4th in the West and 8th among goalies in the NHL. In the 567 minutes he's played this year, he has given up 21 goals. He has a save % of .926, which has him sitting 5th in the West and 9th among goalies in the NHL.
The Edmonton Oilers squared up with the St. Louis Blues in an outing where the Oilers took the defeat by a final score of 5 - 2. In their game, Edmonton had a 53.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 42 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 37. Their Fenwick rate was 60.0% by notching a Fenwick of 33 and the Blues having a 22 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Edmonton played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 96.6 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 61.1%. The Oilers notched 2 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and were able to notch 1 out of those tries. Concerning the opposition, the Blues had 3 power play attempts and came through by scoring 2 goals. Edmonton conceded 25 shots on goal and the Blues ended up with 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (+131)
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