Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 2/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+115) Canadiens (-138)
Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (8-7-0) travel to Bell Centre on Thursday where they'll take on the Montreal Canadiens (8-2-2). The line on this contest has the Oilers priced at +115 and the Canadiens are at -138. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Oilers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win over the Senators in the last game they played. Their offensive zone starts sat at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 110.1 for this one. They accumulated 19 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 24 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 54, giving them a Fenwick rate of 34.9%. The Corsi for the Oilers was sitting at 35 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 63 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 35.7%. Edmonton garnered 2 penalty minutes in this outing. Moreover, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to net one. The Oilers had a middle of the road showing in the victory. In the game, they tallied a score on 3 of the 22 shots they tried.
Edmonton Oilers opponents have totaled 48 power play opportunities (7th in pro hockey) and have notched 12 goals in those attempts. The Oilers have had 488 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .893. Edmonton has tried 461 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.3%. When at even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 38 goals while getting 37 themselves. Edmonton steps onto the ice with 54 power play opportunities and they have scored 13 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 24.07%. For the current season, they have racked up 16 points and their points % is .533. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have earned 52 goals (1st in the NHL) this season and have given up 52.
The player between the pipes for this game is Mikko Koskinen. The opposition has been able to score 302 goals against Koskinen in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.98. Koskinen has taken the ice for 110 matchups throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .907 for his 6,086 mins in the crease. He has a mark of 51-42-9 and he started in 101 games. During his career on the ice, Koskinen has accumulated 49 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .485. Koskinen has seen 3,264 shots taken against him and has recorded 2,962 total saves.
In their last game, Montreal faced off against the Senators in a matchup where the Canadiens notched a win by a score of 2-1. Their PDO was 104 and their percentage of oZS was 37.6%. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and earned 1 out of those tries. They had a Fenwick percentage of 42.5% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Senators finishing with a 42 Fenwick. The Canadiens scored 2 goals of the 32 shots on goal they took. Montreal wound up with a 41.2% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Montreal played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game.
This season, the Montreal Canadiens have earned a total of 48 goals, 18 points, as well as a points percentage of .750. They have granted a total of 30 goals to be scored by of a combination of 18 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canadiens have scored 31 goals at even strength and 10 goals (11th in hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 45 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 22.22%. Montreal has attempted 414 shots (5th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.59%, while allowing their opponents 348 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.63% on their opponents 54 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 11.6%.
For the opposition you will find Jake Allen in goal. Allen is the owner of a career record of 152-95-26 and has participated in 294 contests. Allen's quality start rate comes in at 55.1% and he has accumulated 152 quality starts in his career. He has racked up 7,149 stops out of the 7,830 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .913. His opposition is averaging 2.49 goals per game and he has allowed 681 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 276 games and has been on the ice for 16,404 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (+115)
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