Carolina Hurricanes vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 12/11/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-104) Oilers (-117)
Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (16-9-0) play the Carolina Hurricanes (18-6-1) at Rogers Place on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Hurricanes coming in at -104 and the Oilers are at -117. The total is set at 5.5.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 win against the Flames in the last game they played. Carolina tallied 6 minutes in the box in this outing. The Hurricanes didn't have a great showing offensively in the victory. Furthermore, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. In the game, they converted 2 out of the 26 shots they put on goal.
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In terms of their scoring, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched 81 goals (12th in the league) so far this season and have surrendered 55. For the season, they have scored 37 points and their points percentage is .740. Carolina has 80 power play opportunities and they have notched 16 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 20.00%. At even strength, the Hurricanes have allowed the opponent to score 43 goals while notching 65 of their own. Carolina has attempted 830 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.8%. The Hurricanes have had 679 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .919. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have totaled 97 power play opportunities (1st in pro hockey) and have scored 12 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Frederik Andersen. The opposition has scored 1,032 goals against Andersen in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.62. Andersen has played in 411 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .916 for his 23,663 mins between the pipes. He has a record of 239-105-48 and he was named the starter in 399 games. During his career on the ice, Andersen has tallied 228 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .571. Andersen has had 12,261 shots against him and has amassed 11,229 saves.
When they were on the ice last, Edmonton squared up with the Bruins in a game where the Oilers ended up taking the loss by a score of 3-2. They had 5 attempts on the power play in this game and recorded 2 goals out of those tries. The Oilers converted 2 goals out of the 43 shots on goal they were seeking.
So far this season, the Edmonton Oilers have notched a total of 87 goals, 32 points, in addition to a points percentage of .640. They have granted a total of 77 goals to be scored by way of 64 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Oilers are sitting with 61 goals at even strength and 26 goals (1st in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 80 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 32.50%. Edmonton has taken 812 shots (15th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.71%, while allowing the other team 844 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.54% on their opponents 79 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.9%.
For the opposition you will find Mikko Koskinen in goal. His opposition is averaging 2.98 goals per game and he has yielded 380 goals altogether. Koskinen's quality start percentage is 48.4% and he has qualified for 62 quality starts in his hockey career. He has started in 128 games and has accumulated 7,663 mins. Koskinen has accrued a career mark of 70-52-9 and has played in 139 games. He has a tally of 3,717 saves out of 4,097 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .907.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-104)
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