Edmonton Oilers vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 11/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-190) Red Wings (+155)
Alex Nedeljkovic and the Detroit Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday. The Oilers open this matchup at -190 while the Red Wings are priced at +155. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Oilers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6-5 victory against the Rangers in their previous game. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 71.2% and they had a PDO of 92.7 for this game. They had 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 17 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 49 and the Fenwick against was 27, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 64.5%. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 71 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 38 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 65.1%. Edmonton tallied 4 penalty minutes for this matchup. Furthermore, they had 2 power play chances and were able to net 2 goals. The Oilers had a solid offensive outing in the win. In the outing, they converted 6 out of the 39 shots they put on goal.
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Edmonton Oilers opponents have totaled 29 power play opportunities (23rd in hockey) and have come away with 4 goals in those chances. The Oilers have had 339 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .917. Edmonton has tried 331 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 13.3%. At even strength, the Oilers have given up 24 goals while scoring 29 when they are on offense. Edmonton steps onto the ice with 30 power play opportunities and they have notched 15 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 50.00%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 18 points and their points percentage is sitting at .900. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 44 goals (2nd in the league) over the course of the season and have surrendered 28.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Mikko Koskinen. Opponents have been able to score 353 goals versus Koskinen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.94. Koskinen has played in 131 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .908 in his 7,204 mins guarding the cage. He has compiled a record of 65-49-9 and he has gotten the start in 120 games. In his professional hockey career, Koskinen has recorded 60 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .500. Koskinen has seen 3,838 shots taken against him and has accrued 3,485 total saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Detroit played the Golden Knights in a game where the Red Wings earned a victory by a mark of 5-2. Detroit went home with a 35.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Detroit had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 37.7% by amassing a Fenwick of 29 and the Golden Knights having a 48 Fenwick. Their PDO was 106 and their oZS percentage was 33.7%. The Red Wings notched 5 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this outing and recorded 2 goals out of those tries.
So far this season, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 39 goals, 14 points, and a points percentage of .538. They have allowed 44 goals to be scored by of a combination of 31 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Red Wings have racked up 31 goals at even strength and 8 goals (14th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 44 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 18.18%. Detroit has put up 375 shots (10th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.40%, while allowing the opposition 449 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 71.11% on their opponents 45 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.2%.
Across the rink you are expected to see Alex Nedeljkovic protecting the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.21 goals per contest and he has yielded 77 goals in total. Nedeljkovic's quality start percentage comes out to 60.6% and he has 20 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has made the start in 33 contests and has been on the ice for 2,094 mins. Nedeljkovic has compiled a career mark of 19-9-6 and has participated in 36 contests. He has gathered 933 saves out of 1,010 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .924.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+155)
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