Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 4/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-188) Senators (+155)
Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (23-14-2) go to Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday where they'll take on the Ottawa Senators (13-22-4). The Oilers open this matchup at -188 while the Senators are priced at +155. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Oilers were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 loss against the Canadiens the last time they stepped on the ice. The Oilers left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. In the outing, they netted 2 out of the 23 shots they launched. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. Edmonton had 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 34 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 54 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 38.6%. Their Fenwick came in at 26 and the Fenwick against finished at 40, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 39.4%. They amassed 15 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 29 opportunities to win the face-off. Their offensive zone starts sat at 37.3% and they had a PDO of 95.9 in this one.
The Oilers have had 1,206 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .907. While at even strength, the Oilers have given up 88 goals while notching 94 on offense. Edmonton Oilers opponents have amassed 111 power play tries (22nd in hockey) and have a total of 24 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have 48 points and their points percentage is sitting at .615. Edmonton has tried 1,172 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.8%. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Edmonton Oilers have earned 127 goals (7th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have given up 112. Edmonton has 125 power play chances and they have tallied 33 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 26.40%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Mikko Koskinen. In his career, Koskinen has compiled 53 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .495. His save percentage is at .908 in his 6,440 mins on the ice. Koskinen has seen 3,444 shots against him and has garnered 3,127 total saves. Opponents have tallied 317 goals versus Koskinen in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.95. He has amassed a record of 54-46-9 and he started in 107 games. Koskinen has played in 117 matchups throughout his professional hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Ottawa faced the Jets in a matchup where the Senators took the defeat by a tally of 4-3. Ottawa earned a 34.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Ottawa played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 33.8% by earning a Fenwick of 24 and the Jets earning a 47 Fenwick. Their PDO was 105 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 38.5%. The Senators notched 3 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play chances in this outing and netted 1 out of those tries.
The Senators have scored 83 goals at even strength and 19 goals (26th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Ottawa has taken 1,214 shots (4th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.40%, while allowing their opponents 1,281 shots. On the season, the Ottawa Senators have a total of 102 goals, 30 points, in addition to a points percentage of .385. They have a total of 125 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 15.20%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 76.86% on their opponents 121 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.7%. They have allowed 145 goals to be scored by way of 117 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are going to see Matt Murray patrolling the crease. Murray is the owner of a lifetime record of 124-65-20 and has played in 221 games. Murray's quality start percentage is 51.2% and he has 109 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has compiled 5,907 saves out of 6,485 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .911. The opposition is averaging 2.77 goals/game and he has surrendered 578 goals in total. He has been a starter 213 games and has accumulated 12,507 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa (+155)
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