Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 2/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-188) Senators (+155)
Canadian Tire Centre is the site where Marcus Hogberg and the Ottawa Senators (2-9-1) will take on the Edmonton Oilers (6-7-0) on Tuesday. The Oilers open this game at -188 while the Senators are coming in at +155. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Oilers will need a bounce back game after taking a 6-4 loss to the Flames in the last game they played. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 48.9% and they had a PDO of 90.3 for this game. They had a tally of 25 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 29 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against was 31, giving them a Fenwick rate of 54.4%. The Corsi for the Oilers came in at 51 and the Corsi against was 38 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 57.3%. Edmonton amassed 12 minutes in the box for this contest. They also had 5 power play chances and scored 1 goal. The Oilers had a solid offensive performance in the defeat. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 4 of the 32 shots they tried.
The Oilers have had 418 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .883. While playing at even strength, the Oilers have surrendered 35 goals while having 31 as an offensive unit. Edmonton Oilers opponents have tallied 44 power play opportunities (8th in pro hockey) and have come away with 12 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 12 points and their points percentage is sitting at .462. Edmonton has attempted 404 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.4%. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have accounted for 46 goals (4th in the NHL) this season and have conceded 49. Edmonton has 49 power play opportunities and they have tallied 13 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 26.53%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Mikko Koskinen. The opposition has notched 300 goals versus Koskinen in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.99. Koskinen has been involved in 109 games during his NHL career. His save percentage currently is at .907 in his 6,026 mins in the crease. He has earned an overall mark of 50-42-9 and he has started in 100 games. In his career, Koskinen has tallied 48 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .480. Koskinen has seen 3,222 shots against him and has gathered 2,922 total saves.
In their last game, Ottawa faced the Canadiens in an outing where the Senators went home in defeat by a mark of 2-1. They had a PDO of 96 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 62.4%. They had 6 power play opportunities in this matchup and netted 1 out of those attempts. Their Fenwick rate came in at 57.5% by earning a Fenwick of 42 and the Canadiens having accrued a 31 Fenwick at even strength. The Senators earned 1 goal out of the 35 shots on goal they pursued. Ottawa wrapped up this game with a 58.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Ottawa played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game.
So far this season, the Ottawa Senators have earned a total of 28 goals, 5 points, and a points percentage of .208. They have granted a total of 52 goals to be scored by of a combination of 37 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Senators have tallied 20 goals at even strength and 8 goals (18th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 54 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 14.81%. Ottawa has tried 370 shots (5th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 7.57%, while allowing the other team 379 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 72.34% on their oppositions 47 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 7.6%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Marcus Hogberg protecting the goal. The opposition is averaging 3.43 goals per contest and he has allowed 103 goals in total. Hogberg's quality start percentage sits at 39.3% and he has made 11 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 28 games and has been on the ice for 1,802 mins. Hogberg has earned a career record of 5-14-9 and has played in 33 games. He is sitting with 868 saves out of the 971 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .894.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (-188)
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