Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Expert NHL Picks Against the Spread 11/30/2019
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+123) Oilers (-136)
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (16-8-3, 1st in the Pacific Division) host the Vancouver Canucks (12-10-4, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Rogers Place on Saturday, November 30, 2019. The Oilers open this game at -136 while the Canucks are priced at +123. The O/U is set at 6. The Canucks cover 39.1% of the time, having gone 9-14 SU. The Oilers cover 56.0% of the time, going 14-11 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks head into this game with a record of 12 victories and 10 losses, which puts them at 3rd in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 82 goals which has them sitting at 4th in the conference and 12th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +4, which puts them at 12th in the NHL. The Canucks have a total of 28 points, which has them sitting at 17th in the NHL and 9th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have a total of 832 which has them sitting at 4th in the West and 9th in the NHL. As a unit, Vancouver has collected a total of 347 hits which means they are averaging 13.3 per contest. They have a total of 276 blocks for the season. Protecting the net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has played 972 minutes in goal for the season. Markstrom is giving up an average of 2.72 goals per contest which has him ranking 11th among West goalies and 21st in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has allowed 44 goals. He has a save percentage of .913 which has him ranking 12th among West goalies.
The Vancouver Canucks will need a bounce back game after taking a 8 - 6 defeat to the Pittsburgh Penguins the last time they stepped on the ice. The Canucks had a good offensive outing in this loss. For this game, they netted 6 of the 22 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities. Vancouver had a total of 10 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Canucks was 27 and the Corsi against was 55 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 32.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 22 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 38, which earned them a rate of 36.7%. They won 23 face-off wins and lost 29 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 53.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 109.8 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Pittsburgh Penguins tallied a total of 40 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 4 power play chances.
The Oilers will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 16 wins and 8 losses. In connection with goal differential, they sit 5th in the conference and 11th in the league with +8. They currently have a total of 84 goals for this season which ranks 2nd in the West. Edmonton has a save % as a team of .910 which currently has them ranked 10th in the league, which means there should be some chances to score. They have a shooting percentage of 10.8% which puts them at 2nd in the West. In net for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having an average year by surrendering 2.66 goals per game and that ranks him 10th among West goalies and 18th among goalies in the NHL. In the 767 mins he's played this year, he has allowed 34 goals. He holds a save percentage of .911, which has him ranked 15th among West goalies and 24th among goalies in the NHL.
The Edmonton Oilers faced off against the Colorado Avalanche in a game where the Oilers ended up losing by a final of 4 - 1. In this game, Edmonton wound up with a 36.6% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 34 and their opponent having a Corsi of 59. They had a Fenwick percentage of 33.8% with a Fenwick of 24 and the Avalanche having earned a 47 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Edmonton had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO of 96.0 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 22.7%. The Oilers scored 1 goal of the 20 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. In discussing the opposition, the Avalanche had 5 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Edmonton gave up 50 shots on goal and the Avalanche had 8 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (+123)
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