Edmonton Oilers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 1/6/20 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Monday, January 6, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+172) Maple Leafs (-191)
Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (22-17-5, 4th in the Pacific Division) go to Scotiabank Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Toronto Maple Leafs (24-14-5, 2nd in the Atlantic Division). The odds on this matchup have the Oilers priced at +172 and the Maple Leafs are at -191. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Oilers are covering 47.6% of the time, having gone 20-22 SU. Toronto is covering 54.8% of the time, going 23-19 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers come into the game with a record of 22 wins and 17 defeats, putting them at 4th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 129 goals which ranks 6th in the conference and 16th in the league. Their goal differential is -8, putting them at 22nd in the league. The Oilers have earned a total of 49 pts, which ranks 15th in the league and 7th in the Western Conference. When looking at shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 1,278 which ranks 12th in the conference and 23rd in the league. As a unit, Edmonton currently has a total of 906 hits which means they are averaging 20.6 per contest. They have earned a total of 571 blocks for the year. Protecting the net for Edmonton is Mikko Koskinen from Vantaa, Finland. He is 31 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,472 mins in net this season. Koskinen is allowing an average of 2.85 GAA which has him placed 13th in the West and 28th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he has allowed 70 goals. His save % is .912 which has him placed 15th in the West.
The Edmonton Oilers will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4 - 1 victory over the Boston Bruins in their previous game. The Oilers played really well in the victory. For this game, they converted 4 of the 26 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Edmonton racked up a total of 6 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Oilers was 47 and the Corsi against was 54 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 46.5%. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 42, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 45.5%. They took 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost 21 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 40.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 116.7 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Boston Bruins tallied a total of 36 shots. They had a total of 4 minutes in the box and they notched 3 power play chances.
The Maple Leafs will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 24 wins and 14 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they currently sit 4th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the NHL with +21. They have a total of 154 goals for this year which puts them at 1st in the Eastern Conference. Toronto has a save percentage as a team of .906 which currently has them sitting 12th in the NHL, which tells us there should be some opportunities to score. They have a shooting percentage of 10.7% ranking them 4th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Toronto is Frederik Andersen who is having an average year by allowing 2.67 goals against average and that ranks him 10th among East goaltenders and 18th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,976 minutes he has played this year, he's given up 88 goals. He has a save % of .916, which has him ranked 8th among East goaltenders and 17th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Toronto Maple Leafs faced the New York Islanders in a game where the Maple Leafs got the win by a score of 3 - 0. In this matchup, Toronto had a 50.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 46 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 46. They had a Fenwick percentage of 47.9% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Islanders having earned a 37 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Toronto played and it shows us they played like an average team. They had a PDO of 113.6 and their oZS percentage was 42.3%. The Maple Leafs notched 3 goals of the 23 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Islanders had 1 power play attempt but were not able to score a goal. Toronto gave up 33 shots on goal and the Islanders had 0 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (-191) and under the total goals
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