Predators vs Oilers Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/14/2020
Game: Nashville Predators vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-108) Oilers (-102)
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (24-18-5, 5th in the Pacific Division) play the Nashville Predators (21-16-7, 5th in the Central Division) at Rogers Place on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The Predators open this game at -108 while the Oilers are priced at -102. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Predators are covering 46.5% of the time, having gone 20-23 SU. The Oilers are covering 48.9% of the time, going 22-23 straight up.
The Nashville Predators head into this game holding a record of 21 victories and 16 defeats, ranking them 5th in the Central Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 149 goals which is good for 3rd in the Western Conference and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +7, ranking them 14th in the league. The Predators currently have a total of 49 pts, which is good for 20th in the league and 10th in the Western Conference. In discussing shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,489 which is good for 3rd in the conference and 7th in the league. As a team, Nashville has earned a total of 742 hits which means they are averaging 16.9 per contest. They currently have a total of 524 blocks for the year. The man in goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne from Kempele, Finland. He is 37 years old and has racked up 1,490 minutes defending the net for the campaign. Rinne is giving up an average of 3.02 goals per contest which has him sitting 23rd among West goaltenders and 44th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he has allowed 75 goals. He's earned a save % of .895 which has him sitting 30th among West goaltenders.
The Nashville Predators were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 1 - 0 win against the Winnipeg Jets their last time out. The Predators could have played much better offensively in the victory. For this outing, they converted 1 of the 32 shots they put on goal. They also had 1 power play attempt but didn't get a goal. Nashville had 4 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Predators was 51 and the Corsi against was 56 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 47.7%. Their Fenwick was 38 and the Fenwick against sat at 39, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 49.4%. They took 25 face-off wins and lost 27 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 39.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 103.4 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Winnipeg Jets earned 28 shots. They finished with 2 minutes in the box and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
The Oilers will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 24 victories and 18 losses. When talking about goal differential, they sit 9th in the conference and 20th in the NHL with -5. They have earned a total of 142 goals for the season which has them sitting at 6th in the conference. Edmonton has a save percentage as a team of .901 which is good for 18th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.4% putting them at 4th in the Western Conference. In goal for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having a bad year by allowing 3.01 goals per contest and that ranks him 21st in the West and 40th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,297 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he's allowed 65 goals. His save % is .900, which has him placed 25th in the West and 48th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Edmonton Oilers squared up with the Calgary Flames in a game where the Oilers were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 4 - 3. In this matchup, Edmonton wound up with a 44.0% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 48 and their opponent having a Corsi of 61. Their Fenwick rate was 43.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 36 and the Flames earning a 47 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Edmonton played and it shows us they played like an average team. They had a PDO at even strength of 99.7 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Oilers converted 3 goals of the 32 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play opportunity in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. In discussing their opponent, the Flames had 2 power play opportunities and came through by scoring 1 goal. Edmonton conceded 33 shots on goal and the Flames earned a total of 2 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (-108)
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