Edmonton Oilers vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 11/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-167) Sabres (+138)
Stuart Skinner and the Edmonton Oilers head to KeyBank Center on Friday where they'll take on the Buffalo Sabres. The line on this contest has the Oilers priced at -167 and the Sabres are at +138. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Oilers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-2 defeat against the Red Wings in their previous game. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 51.7% and their PDO rating was 96.0 for this one. They had a tally of 23 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 35 and the Fenwick Against sat at 43, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 44.9%. The Corsi for the Oilers was 52 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 51 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 50.5%. Edmonton earned 4 penalty minutes for this game. Furthermore, they had 2 chances on the power play but weren't able to net one. The Oilers left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 2 of the 33 shots they put on net.
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The Oilers have had 378 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .915. At even strength, the Oilers have surrendered 28 goals while having 31 of their own. Edmonton Oilers opponents have earned 31 power play opportunities (27th in the NHL) and have scored 4 goals in those chances. For the season, the have a total of 18 points and their points percentage is sitting at .818. Edmonton has attempted 364 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 12.6%. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Edmonton Oilers have tallied 46 goals (2nd in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have given up 32. Edmonton steps onto the ice with 32 power play opportunities and they have notched 15 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 46.88%.
The man in net for this game is Stuart Skinner. Opponents have been able to score 8 goals against Skinner in his career and his goals against average per game is 4.07. Skinner has been involved in 2 matchups during his NHL career. His save percentage is .895 in his 118 mins between the pipes. He has a mark of 1-1-0 and he has gotten the start in 2 games. Over the course of his pro career, Skinner has accumulated 1 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .500. Skinner has had 76 shot attempts against him and has accrued 68 saves.
Their last time out, Buffalo faced the Capitals in a matchup where the Sabres took a loss by a final of 5-3. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Sabres recorded 3 goals of the 28 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO was 96 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 50.2%. Buffalo earned a 57.0% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Buffalo had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.5% by compiling a Fenwick of 35 and the Capitals having a 33 Fenwick at even strength.
On the campaign, the Buffalo Sabres have tallied 35 goals, 12 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have granted a total of 36 goals to be scored by way of 32 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sabres have earned 27 goals at even strength and 8 goals (19th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have recorded 32 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.00%. Buffalo has taken 360 shots (21st in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.72%, while allowing their opponents 386 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 87.50% on the other teams 32 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.7%.
Across the ice you are going to see Dustin Tokarski protecting the net. He has a tally of 1,336 stops out of 1,478 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .904. Tokarski has accrued a career record of 13-23-9 and has participated in 53 contests. He has been a starter 43 contests and his ice time sits at 2,789 minutes. Tokarski's quality start rate comes out to 44.2% and he has accumulated 19 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 3.05 goals/game and he has given up 142 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (-167)
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