Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers Predictions, Hockey Picks 2/15/2020
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+127) Panthers (-140)
BB&T Center is the site where Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (30-21-6, 4th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Edmonton Oilers (30-21-6, 2nd in the Pacific Division) on Saturday. The Panthers open this contest at -140 while the Oilers are coming in at +127. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Oilers are covering 50.9% of the time, having gone 28-27 SU. The Panthers are covering 50.0% of the time, going 27-27 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers head into this game holding a record of 30 victories and 21 losses, ranking them 2nd in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 180 goals which has them at 6th in the Western Conference and 13th in the league. Their goal differential is +3, ranking them 17th in the league. The Oilers currently have a total of 66 points, which has them at 17th in the league and 7th in the conference. In terms of shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 1,706 which has them at 13th in the conference and 26th in the league. As a unit, Edmonton has collected a total of 1,210 hits which has them averaging 21.2 per game. They currently have a total of 726 blocks for the year. Looking after the net for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,700 minutes protecting the net this season. Smith is giving up an average of 2.93 GAA which has him ranked 23rd among Western Conference goaltenders and 45th among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he has allowed 83 goals. He has a save percentage of .904 which has him ranked 25th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3 - 1 defeat to the Tampa Bay Lightning their last time out. The Oilers didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. For this game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 30 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. Edmonton racked up a total of 0 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 43 and the Corsi against was 53 giving them a Corsi percentage of 44.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 36 and the Fenwick against sat at 43, which earned them a rate of 45.6%. They earned 22 face-off wins and lost 32 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 51.3% and they had a PDO of 97.9 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Tampa Bay Lightning earned a total of 37 shots. They had 4 penalty mins and they had 1 power play chance.
The Panthers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 30 victories and 21 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are currently ranked 11th in the conference and 15th in the NHL with +6. They currently have a total of 197 goals for the year which has them ranked at 4th in the conference. Florida has a team save % of .896 which currently has them sitting 26th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.6% putting them at 3rd in the East. In goal for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky who is having a bad season by allowing 3.32 goals against average and that places him 29th among Eastern Conference goalies and 60th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,443 minutes he's been on the ice, he has allowed 135 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .896, which has him sitting 28th among Eastern Conference goalies and 55th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Florida Panthers faced the Philadelphia Flyers in an outing where the Panthers took the defeat by a mark of 6 - 2. For this outing, Florida wound up with a 53.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 42 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 36. They had a Fenwick percentage of 50.8% by notching a Fenwick of 30 and the Flyers having earned a 29 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Florida played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO was 86.9 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 57.1%. The Panthers netted 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one but didn't score a goal. As for their opponent, the Flyers had 3 power play attempts and went on to score 1 goal. Florida conceded 28 shots on goal and the Flyers earned a total of 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (+127)
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