Edmonton Oilers vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 11/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+110) Blues (-133)
Enterprise Center is the venue where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (8-2-2) will play the Edmonton Oilers (10-3-0) on Sunday. The Blues open this contest at -133 while the Oilers are priced at +110. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Oilers were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 defeat to the Sabres the last time they stepped on the ice. Their offensive zone starts came in at 69.8% and their PDO rating was 86.4 in this one. They amassed 28 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 18 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against was 26, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 58.1%. The Corsi for the Oilers came in at 52 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 32 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 61.9%. Edmonton earned 12 mins in the box for this game. In addition, they had 6 power play chances and were able to notch 2 goals. The Oilers had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. For the game, they converted 2 out of the 35 shots they put on net.
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The Oilers have had 430 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .912. While at even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 34 goals while notching 36 themselves. Edmonton Oilers opponents have 37 power play opportunities (22nd in the NHL) and have scored 4 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have racked up 20 points and their points percentage is .769. Edmonton has attempted 427 shots and has a shooting percentage of 12.4%. In terms of scoring goals, the Edmonton Oilers have tallied 53 goals (2nd in pro hockey) this season and have given up 38. Edmonton comes into the game with 40 power play opportunities and they have scored 17 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 42.50%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Mikko Koskinen. For his professional hockey career, Koskinen has accounted for 60 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .496. His save percentage sits at .908 for his 7,264 minutes played. Koskinen has had 3,867 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 3,511 saves. The opposition has racked up 356 goals against Koskinen in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.94. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 66-49-9 and he has started in 121 games. Koskinen has been involved in 132 matchups throughout his NHL career.
Their last time out, St. Louis opposed the Predators in a game where the Blues took the defeat by a tally of 4-3. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this matchup and scored 1 goal on that chance. The Blues had 3 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they took. Their PDO was 91 and they had an oZS percentage of 62.8%. St. Louis wrapped up this game with a 53.6% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game St. Louis had and it tells us they had an average game overall. Their Fenwick rate was 51.8% by amassing a Fenwick of 43 and the Predators having earned a 40 Fenwick at even strength.
St. Louis has tried 396 shots (18th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.61%, while allowing the other team 393 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 88.89% on the other teams 36 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 92.4%. They have a total of 28 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 35.71%. The Blues are sitting with 32 goals at even strength and 10 goals (7th in hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 30 goals to be scored by of a combination of 26 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the St. Louis Blues have notched a total of 42 goals, 18 points, and a points percentage of .750.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jordan Binnington in net. Opponents are averaging 2.43 goals per contest and he has allowed 320 goals altogether. Binnington's quality start rate is 56.5% and he has qualified for 74 quality starts in his hockey career. He has been a starter 131 contests and has played for a total of 7,889 mins. Binnington holds a career record of 78-34-18 and has participated in 135 games. He is sitting with 3,453 saves out of 3,773 shots tried, giving him a save % of .915.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (+110)
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