Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 5/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (32-18-2) travel to Bell Centre on Monday where they'll meet the Montreal Canadiens (24-20-9).
The Oilers had a rough game after their 6-3 loss to the Canucks in their previous contest. Their offensive zone starts came in at 70.9% and they had a PDO of 79.6 for this matchup. They recorded 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 23 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 45 and the Fenwick Against sat at 26, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 63.4%. The Corsi for the Oilers was 53 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 27 which means they had a Corsi rate of 66.3%. Edmonton amassed 20 mins in the box in this contest. They also had 5 power play opportunities and were able to score 2 goals. The Oilers had a middle of the road showing in this defeat. For the game, they converted 3 of the 42 shots they tried.
With respect to scoring goals, the Edmonton Oilers have notched 170 goals (10th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have allowed 141. For the current campaign, they have earned 66 points and their points % is .635. Edmonton has compiled 163 power play opportunities and they have notched 45 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 27.61%. While playing at even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 114 goals while notching 125 on offense. Edmonton has attempted 1,551 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.0%. The Oilers have had 1,594 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .912. Edmonton Oilers opponents have tallied 144 power play opportunities (22nd in the league) and have scored 27 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Mike Smith. Smith has been involved in 640 games during his NHL career. He has earned a record of 281-254-76 and he has gotten the start in 598 games. The opposition has scored 1,640 goals versus Smith in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.69. Smith has seen 18,661 shot attempts against him and has garnered 17,021 total saves. He has a save percentage of .912 in his 36,559 mins played. During his career on the ice, Smith has tallied 320 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .535.
In their last contest, Montreal played the Maple Leafs in a game where the Canadiens took the loss by a score of 5-2. They had a PDO of 94 and their oZS percentage was 61.5%. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 37.7% by amassing a Fenwick of 29 and the Maple Leafs having notched a 48 Fenwick at even strength. The Canadiens netted 2 goals of the 21 shots on goal they took. Montreal had a 42.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Montreal played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall.
The Canadiens have accumulated 121 goals at even strength and 29 goals (21st in hockey) while on the power play. Montreal has attempted 1,666 shots (6th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.00%, while allowing their opponents 1,496 shots. So far this season, the Montreal Canadiens have a total of 150 goals, 57 points, as well as a points percentage of .538. They have a total of 145 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 20.00%. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.92% on the other teams 166 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.7%. They have allowed 154 goals to be scored by way of 119 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you will find Carey Price in goal. Price is the owner of a career record of 360-257-79 and has played in 707 games. Price's percentage of quality starts comes out to 57.4% and he has qualified for 399 quality starts in his NHL career. He has accounted for 19,174 stops out of 20,911 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .917. His opposition is averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has conceded 1,737 goals altogether. He has been a starter 695 games and his ice time sits at 41,707 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton
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