Coyotes vs Oilers Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/18/2020
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+111) Oilers (-123)
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (25-18-5, 5th in the Pacific Division) play the Arizona Coyotes (26-18-5, 2nd in the Pacific Division) at Rogers Place on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The odds on this contest have the Coyotes coming in at +111 and the Oilers are at -123. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Coyotes cover 46.7% of the time, having gone 21-24 SU. The Oilers cover 50.0% of the time, going 23-23 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this matchup holding a record of 26 victories and 18 losses, ranking them 2nd in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 137 goals which puts them at 10th in the conference and 21st in the NHL. Their goal differential is +12, ranking them 11th in the NHL. The Coyotes have a total of 57 pts, which puts them at 8th in the NHL and 3rd in the Western Conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have a total of 1,523 which puts them at 4th in the Western Conference and 7th in the NHL. As a group, Arizona has obtained a total of 917 hits which means they are averaging 18.7 per contest. They have a total of 597 blocks for the year. The man looking after the net for Arizona is Antti Raanta from Rauma, Finland. He is 30 years old and has racked up 1,124 mins in goal this year. Raanta is allowing an average of 2.72 goals per game which has him placed 10th in the Western Conference and 23rd in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this year, he has given up 51 goals. His save percentage is .919 which has him placed 9th in the Western Conference.
The Arizona Coyotes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 3 win against the San Jose Sharks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Coyotes had a solid offensive output in this win. In their game, they converted 6 of the 40 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those tries. Arizona ended up with a total of 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 56 and the Corsi against was 56 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 45 while the Fenwick against sat at 37, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 54.9%. They won 21 face-off wins and were beaten on 29 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 40.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 105.2 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the San Jose Sharks racked up a total of 28 shots. They finished with 4 penalty minutes and they tallied 3 power play opportunities.
The Oilers will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 25 victories and 18 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they sit 9th in the conference and 20th in the league with -3. They have earned a total of 146 goals for the year which has them sitting at 6th in the Western Conference. Edmonton has a team save percentage of .902 which is good for 17th in the league, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 10.4% ranking them 3rd in the West. In net for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having a bad campaign by surrendering 2.96 goals against average and that has him 19th among Western Conference goaltenders and 36th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,357 minutes he's played, he's given up 67 goals. His save percentage is .901, which has him sitting 25th among Western Conference goaltenders and 48th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Edmonton Oilers went up against the Nashville Predators in a game where the Oilers got the victory by a mark of 4 - 2. For this outing, Edmonton had a 51.5% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 53 while the opposition had a Corsi of 50. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.0% with a Fenwick of 38 and the Predators having a 38 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Edmonton played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 100.3 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 51.4%. The Oilers notched 4 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and were able to convert 2 out of those attempts. Concerning the opposition, the Predators had 3 power play attempts but were not able to score a goal. Edmonton gave up 32 shots on goal and the Predators racked up 8 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton (-123) and under the total goals
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