Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 2/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-200) Senators (+160)
Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (6-7-0) head to Canadian Tire Centre on Monday where they'll meet the Ottawa Senators (2-9-1). The moneyline on this matchup has the Oilers priced at -200 and the Senators are at +160. The O/U has been set at 7.5.
The Oilers were on the losing side of the ice with a 6-4 defeat against the Flames in their last game. The Corsi for the Oilers came in at 51 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 38 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 57.3%. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 48.9% and they had a PDO of 90.3 for this game. Edmonton compiled 12 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Oilers played really well in this defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick Against sat at 31, giving them a Fenwick rate of 54.4%. They amassed 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 29 attempts to win the puck. Moreover, they had 5 chances with extra men on the ice and scored 1 goal. For the game, they finished 4 out of the 32 shots they attempted.
In relation to scoring goals, the Edmonton Oilers have tallied 46 goals (3rd in pro hockey) for the season and have conceded 49. For the season, they have earned 12 points and their points % is .462. Edmonton has compiled 49 power play chances and they have scored 13 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 26.53%. When at even strength, the Oilers have given up 35 goals while scoring 31 on the offensive side of the ice. Edmonton has attempted 404 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.4%. The Oilers have had 418 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .883. Edmonton Oilers opponents have totaled 44 power play opportunities (6th in the league) and have scored 12 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Mikko Koskinen. Koskinen has taken the ice for 109 matchups throughout his hockey career. He has amassed a win-loss record of 50-42-9 and he was named the starter in 100 games. Opponents have been able to score 300 goals against Koskinen in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.99. Koskinen has had 3,222 shots taken against him and has recorded 2,922 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .907 in his 6,026 mins on the ice. For his career, Koskinen has accumulated 48 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .480.
In their last outing, Ottawa squared up with the Canadiens in a matchup where the Senators ended up losing by a final of 2-1. They had 6 attempts on the power play in this contest and recorded 1 out of those opportunities. The Senators earned 1 goal of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 96 and they earned an oZS percentage of 62.4%. Ottawa wrapped up this game with a 58.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Ottawa had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 57.5% by compiling a Fenwick of 42 and the Canadiens earning a 31 Fenwick.
Ottawa has attempted 370 shots (5th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 7.57%, while allowing the other team 379 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 72.34% on the other teams 47 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 7.6%. They have recorded 54 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 14.81%. The Senators have accumulated 20 goals at even strength and 8 goals (17th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 52 goals to be scored by way of 37 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Ottawa Senators have a total of 28 goals, 5 points, as well as a points percentage of .208.
For the opposition you are expected to see Matt Murray protecting the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.72 goals/game and he has allowed 537 goals in total. Murray's quality start rate sits at 51.0% and he has made 103 quality starts in his professional career. He has made the start in 202 games and has played for a total of 11,834 mins. Murray holds a lifetime record of 119-58-20 and has participated in 208 games. He has compiled 5,596 saves out of the 6,133 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (-200)
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