Oilers vs Coyotes Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+104) Coyotes (-115)
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (28-18-6, 2nd in the Pacific Division) head to Gila River Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Arizona Coyotes (26-21-7, 5th in the Pacific Division). The Coyotes open this game at -115 while the Oilers are coming in at +104. The over/under opens at 5.5. The Oilers cover 52.0% of the time, having gone 26-24 SU. The Coyotes cover 42.9% of the time, going 21-28 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers head into this game holding a record of 28 victories and 18 defeats, which is good for 2nd in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 168 goals which puts them at 3rd in the Western Conference and 9th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +8, which is good for 14th in the NHL. The Oilers currently have a total of 62 pts, which puts them at 14th in the NHL and 5th in the conference. When discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 1,548 which puts them at 13th in the conference and 25th in the NHL. As a team, Edmonton has obtained a total of 1,089 hits which has them averaging 20.9 per contest. They currently have a total of 663 blocks for the season. The man between the pipes for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has racked up 1,521 minutes defending the goal for the season. Smith is giving up an average of 3.00 goals per game which places him at 25th in the Western Conference and 47th in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he has surrendered 76 goals. He has a save % of .899 which places him at 26th in the Western Conference.
The Edmonton Oilers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 8 - 3 victory against the Calgary Flames in their last game. The Oilers had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this victory. For this game, they earned a goal on 8 of the 49 shots they looked to score on. They also had 3 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. Edmonton ended up with a total of 45 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 58 and the Corsi against was 37 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 61.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 50 while the Fenwick against was 32, meaning they had a rate of 61.0%. They won 19 face-off wins and were beaten on 29 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 42.4% and they had a PDO of 104.0 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Calgary Flames earned a total of 26 shots. They finished with 57 minutes in the box and they earned 2 power play chances.
The Coyotes will be looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 26 wins and 21 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are sitting 7th in the conference and 18th in the league with +3. They currently have a total of 147 goals for this year which has them sitting at 10th in the West. Arizona has a save percentage as a team of .917 which has them sitting 4th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.7% which is good for 11th in the Western Conference. In net for Arizona is Antti Raanta who is having a rough year by surrendering 2.93 goals per game and that has him ranked 22nd among West goaltenders and 41st among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,289 mins he's played, he's surrendered 63 goals. He has a save percentage of .913, which puts him at 13th among West goaltenders and 25th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Arizona Coyotes went up against the Chicago Blackhawks in an outing where the Coyotes were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 3 - 2. For this outing, Arizona went home with a 51.3% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 58 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 55. They had a Fenwick percentage of 51.1% with a Fenwick of 45 and the Blackhawks having a 43 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Arizona had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 99.9 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 52.6%. The Coyotes scored 2 goals of the 42 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this game but didn't score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Blackhawks had 3 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Arizona conceded 44 shots on goal and the Blackhawks earned 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (+104)
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