Edmonton Oilers vs New York Islanders Prediction, 1/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-104) Islanders (-118)
The Edmonton Oilers (18-12-0) are hitting the road to UBS Arena on Saturday where they will try to defeat the New York Islanders (9-12-6). The odds on this game have Edmonton at -104 while New York is coming in at -118. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-2 defeat against the Blues their last time on the ice. The Oilers didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. For the game, they converted 2 out of the 28 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 1 chance with extra men on the ice but weren't able to notch a goal. Edmonton amassed 2 mins in the box in this contest.
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Edmonton Oilers opponents have earned 92 power play tries (12th in hockey) and have notched 16 goals in those chances. The Oilers have had 988 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .905. Edmonton has attempted 985 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.3%. At even strength, the Oilers have allowed the opponent to score 78 goals while having 72 on offense. Edmonton has accounted for 92 power play opportunities and they have notched 29 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 31.52%. For the season, they have scored 36 points and their points percentage comes in at .600. In the matter of their scoring, the Edmonton Oilers have tallied 101 goals (9th in the league) on the year and have allowed 94.
The man protecting the net in this game is Mike Smith. Over the course of his career, Smith has recorded 322 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .533. His save percentage currently sits at .912 during his 36,893 minutes in the crease. Smith has had 18,848 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 17,190 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,658 goals against Smith in his career and his goals against average is 2.70. He has earned a mark of 285-255-76 and he has gotten the start in 604 games. Smith has participated in 646 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last game, New York played the Sabres in a game where the Islanders ended up with the victory by a final of 4-1. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and recorded 1 goal out of those attempts. The Islanders scored 4 goals of the 32 shots on goal they pursued.
The Islanders have accumulated 48 goals at even strength and 13 goals (29th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. New York has attempted 770 shots (32nd in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 7.92%, while allowing the other team 890 shots. So far this year, the New York Islanders have 61 goals, 24 points, in addition to a points percentage of .444. They have a tally of 73 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 17.81%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 81.58% on their opponents 76 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 91.6%. They have permitted 75 goals to be scored by way of 61 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Ilya Sorokin protecting the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.32 goals/game and he has relinquished 92 goals altogether. Sorokin's percentage of quality starts comes out to 67.5% and he has 27 quality starts in his hockey career. He has made the start in 40 games and has racked up 2,381 mins. Sorokin holds a lifetime record of 20-13-8 and has played in 41 games. He is sitting with 1,089 stops out of the 1,181 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .922.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-118)
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