Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 11/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+168) Oilers (-187)
Rogers Place is the site where Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (12-4-0) will take on the Chicago Blackhawks (5-9-2) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Blackhawks coming in at +168 and the Oilers are at -187. The total opens at 6.5.
The Blackhawks went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-2 win over the Kraken in their last game. The Corsi for the Blackhawks came in at 33 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 60 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 35.5%. The offensive zone starts for them were at 45.7% and they had a PDO of 117.8 for this one. Chicago amassed 7 mins in the box for this matchup. The Blackhawks had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 25 and the Fenwick Against sat at 42, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 37.3%. They recorded 18 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 27 attempts to win the puck. Moreover, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to score a goal. In the game, they converted 4 of the 19 shots they attempted.
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The Blackhawks have had 510 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .896. At even strength, the Blackhawks have given up 46 goals while getting 25 themselves. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have recorded 50 power play opportunities (14th in the NHL) and have come away with 7 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have accumulated 12 points and their points percentage comes in at .375. Chicago has tried 457 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 7.9%. When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have tallied 36 goals (29th in the National Hockey League) this season and have conceded 53. Chicago has accumulated 56 power play chances and they have added 11 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 19.64%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. In his professional hockey career, Fleury has accumulated 408 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .553. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 51,712 minutes between the pipes. Fleury has seen 25,340 shot attempts against him and has accrued 23,137 saves. Opponents have been able to score 2,203 goals against Fleury in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.56. He has compiled a record of 496-283-82 and got the start in 738 games. Fleury has been involved in 894 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Edmonton played the Jets in a game where the Oilers ended up with the victory by a final of 2-1. Edmonton wound up with a 48.1% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Edmonton played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.6% by amassing a Fenwick of 40 and the Jets earning a 44 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 101 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 40.5%. The Oilers notched 2 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this contest but weren't able to score a goal.
The Oilers have accumulated 41 goals at even strength and 20 goals (1st in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Edmonton has taken 525 shots (14th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.62%, while allowing the other team 551 shots. During this campaign, the Edmonton Oilers are sitting with 61 goals, 24 points, in addition to a points percentage of .750. They have earned 49 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 40.82%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 88.24% on their oppositions 51 power play chances, and their save percentage is 91.3%. They have allowed 48 goals to be scored by of a combination of 42 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Mikko Koskinen patrolling the crease. He has gathered 3,568 stops out of 3,932 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .907. Koskinen has a career record of 67-50-9 and has been in net for 134 contests. He got the starting nod in 123 games and has been on the ice for 7,363 minutes. Koskinen's percentage of quality starts sits at 48.8% and he has 60 quality starts in his hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.97 goals per contest and he has relinquished 364 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (-187)
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