Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 1/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+140) Maple Leafs (-172)
Scotiabank Arena is the site where Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (3-1-0) will play the Edmonton Oilers (1-3-0) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Oilers coming in at +140 and the Maple Leafs are at -172. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Oilers will need a bounce back game after taking a 3 - 1 defeat against the Canadiens in their last contest. The Oilers had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. For the matchup, they netted 1 out of the 26 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 7 power play attempts but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Edmonton had a total of 10 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Oilers was 31 and the Corsi against was 37 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 45.6%. Their Fenwick was 26 while the Fenwick against sat at 26, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They took 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 16 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 49.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 95.2 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Montreal Canadiens tallied 34 shots. They finished with a total of 14 penalty mins and they tallied 5 power play attempts.
The man in goal for Edmonton is Mikko Koskinen from Vantaa, Finland. He is 32 years old and has played a total of 237 mins minding the net this year. Koskinen is surrendering 3.80 goals against average which places him at 11th among West goalies and 26th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this season, he's surrendered 15 goals. He has a save percentage of .897 which places him at 9th among West goalies. During the year thus far, the Oilers have earned a total of 10 goals which has them sitting at 6th in the Western Conference and 12th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -5, which is good for 28th in the NHL. The Oilers currently have a total of 2 pts, which has them sitting at 29th in the NHL and 13th in the conference. When it comes to shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 138 which has them sitting at 2nd in the West and 2nd in the NHL. As a group, Edmonton has racked up a total of 94 hits which means they are averaging 23.5 per contest. They currently have a total of 59 blocks for the year.
The Maple Leafs played the Jets in a matchup where the Maple Leafs took home the win by a final score of 3 - 1. Toronto wound up with a 58.6% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 51 and they surrendered a Corsi of 36. They had a Fenwick percentage of 59.4% by notching a Fenwick of 41 and the Jets having earned a 28 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Toronto played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 102.6 and their oZS percentage was 61.9%. The Maple Leafs notched 3 goals of the 38 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing and scored 1 on that attempt. As for the opposition, the Jets had 4 power play attempts but were not able to notch a goal. Toronto allowed 28 shots on goal and the Jets earned 4 penalty mins.
In goal for Toronto is Frederik Andersen who is having a tough year by allowing 3.32 goals per game and that has him ranked 13th among East goalies and 21st among goalies in the NHL. In the 181 minutes he's played, he's surrendered 10 goals. He holds a save % of .881, which puts him at 13th among East goalies and 24th among goalies in the NHL. In the matter of goal differential, they are sitting 6th in the East and 11th in the NHL with +2. They have a total of 14 goals for this year which has them at 1st in the Eastern Conference. Toronto has a team save % of .883 which currently has them ranked 26th in the NHL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.4% which is good for 8th in the Eastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (+140)
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