Edmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks Predictions, NHL Picks 2/25/2020
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-140) Ducks (+127)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (24-30-8, 7th in the Pacific Division) play the Edmonton Oilers (33-22-7, 2nd in the Pacific Division) at Honda Center on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The Oilers open this contest at -140 while the Ducks are priced at +127. The total opens at 6. The Oilers are covering 51.7% of the time, having gone 31-29 SU. Anaheim covers 33.3% of the time, going 19-38 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers come into the game with a record of 33 victories and 22 losses, which is good for 2nd in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 196 goals which has them sitting at 5th in the Western Conference and 14th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +6, which is good for 15th in the NHL. The Oilers have a total of 73 points, which has them sitting at 13th in the NHL and 5th in the conference. In terms of shots on goal, they have a total of 1,845 which has them sitting at 13th in the Western Conference and 26th in the NHL. As a unit, Edmonton currently has a total of 1,288 hits which means they are averaging 20.8 per contest. They have a total of 782 blocks for this season. The man in net for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has racked up 1,884 mins protecting the goal this year. Smith is giving up an average of 2.87 goals against average which puts him at 17th among Western Conference goalies and 36th among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this year, he has surrendered 90 goals. He holds a save percentage of .905 which puts him at 23rd among Western Conference goalies.
The Edmonton Oilers had a good night with a 4 - 2 win against the Los Angeles Kings in their previous contest. The Oilers had a impressive offensive outing in the victory. In their game, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 31 shots they tried. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal out of those tries. Edmonton ended up with a total of 6 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 47 and the Corsi against was 44 giving them a Corsi percentage of 51.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 38 and the Fenwick against sat at 33, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 53.5%. They won 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost 30 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 58.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 106.2 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Los Angeles Kings tallied a total of 23 shots. They finished with a total of 4 minutes in the box and they notched 3 power play opportunities.
The Ducks will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 24 victories and 30 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they are currently ranked 13th in the conference and 26th in the NHL with -40. They currently have a total of 156 goals for the year which has them ranked at 14th in the Western Conference. Anaheim has a save % as a team of .901 which has them ranked 20th in the NHL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.4% ranking them 14th in the West. In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having a bad year by allowing 3.01 GAA and that has him 25th among West goalies and 48th among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,709 minutes he's played this season, he's surrendered 136 goals. He holds a save % of .903, which has him ranked 27th among West goalies and 51st among goalies in the NHL.
The Anaheim Ducks faced off against the Vegas Golden Knights in a matchup where the Ducks took the defeat by a final score of 6 - 5. While out there on the ice, Anaheim had a 48.2% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 53 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 57. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.6% by notching a Fenwick of 39 and the Golden Knights finishing with a 43 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Anaheim had and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 96.3 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 62.3%. The Ducks scored 5 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but were not able to net one. As for their opponent, the Golden Knights had 1 power play attempt but were not able to score a goal. Anaheim conceded 28 shots on goal and the Golden Knights racked up a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (-140)
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