Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers - 12/14/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-125) Oilers (+113)
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (18-12-4, 3rd in the Pacific Division) host the Toronto Maple Leafs (15-14-4, 6th in the Atlantic Division) at Rogers Place on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The Oilers open this contest at +113 while the Maple Leafs are coming in at -125. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Maple Leafs are covering 43.8% of the time, having gone 14-18 SU. Edmonton covers 50.0% of the time, going 16-16 straight up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs step onto the ice holding a record of 15 victories and 14 defeats, which puts them at 6th in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 105 goals which is 4th in the East and 5th in the league. Their goal differential is -1, which puts them at 18th in the league. The Maple Leafs currently have a total of 34 pts, which is 22nd in the league and 12th in the conference. When talking about shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,104 which is 2nd in the conference and 4th in the league. As a team, Toronto currently has a total of 457 hits which has them averaging 13.8 per contest. They currently have a total of 314 blocks for this year. The man between the pipes for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years old and has totaled 1,557 minutes in net this year. Andersen is surrendering 2.54 goals per contest which puts him at 11th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the NHL among goalies. During this year, he's given up 66 goals. His save percentage is .918 which puts him at 9th in the Eastern Conference.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on the losing side of the ice with a 4 - 2 defeat to the Calgary Flames in their last contest. The Maple Leafs left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they netted 2 of the 34 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Toronto ended up with a total of 2 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 40 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick was 28 while the Fenwick against was 31, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 47.5%. They earned 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 51.7% and they had a PDO of 87.3 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Calgary Flames earned 24 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 1 power play chance.
The Oilers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 18 victories and 12 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they are ranked 9th in the Western Conference and 20th in the league with -1. They currently have a total of 103 goals for this year which ranks 2nd in the conference. Edmonton has a save percentage as a team of .902 which has them 21st in the league, which means there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 10.5% putting them at 3rd in the Western Conference. In goal for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having a bad season by giving up 3.08 goals per contest and that has him ranked 27th among West goalies and 51st among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 974 minutes he has played this season, he has surrendered 50 goals. His save % is .896, which places him at 25th among West goalies and 52nd among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Edmonton Oilers played the Minnesota Wild in a game where the Oilers ended up losing by a final of 6 - 5. For this outing, Edmonton went home with a 55.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 52 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 41. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.8% with a Fenwick of 40 and the Wild having a 33 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Edmonton had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their PDO was 83.8 and their percentage of oZS was 62.0%. The Oilers scored 5 goals of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play chances in this one and converted 1 out of those opportunities. Concerning the opposition, the Wild had 1 power play attempt but were not able to take advantage. Edmonton allowed 26 shots on goal and the Wild ended up with 9 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton (+113) and under the total goals
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