Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 1/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+125) Maple Leafs (-150)
Scotiabank Arena is the site where Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (3-2-0) will take on the Edmonton Oilers (2-3-0) on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Oilers priced at +125 and the Maple Leafs are at -150. The total is set at 6.
The Oilers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3 - 1 win against the Maple Leafs in their last contest. The Oilers had an average offensive performance in the win. In the game, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 22 shots they put on goal. They also had 3 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Edmonton earned a total of 4 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Oilers was 29 and the Corsi against was 39 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.6%. Their Fenwick was 26 and the Fenwick against sat at 21, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 55.3%. They won 16 face-off wins and were beaten on 22 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 34.8% and they had a PDO of 104.3 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs tallied a total of 26 shots. They finished with a total of 6 penalty minutes and they tallied 2 power play attempts.
The man protecting the goal for Edmonton is Mikko Koskinen from Vantaa, Finland. He is 32 years old and has totaled 297 mins minding the net for the season. Koskinen is giving up 3.24 goals against average which ranks him 10th among West goalies and 21st in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has given up 16 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .906 which ranks him 9th among West goalies. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 13 goals which ranks them 4th in the Western Conference and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is -3, which puts them at 24th in the league. The Oilers have a total of 4 pts, which ranks them 21st in the league and 10th in the conference. When it comes to shots on goal, they have a total of 160 which ranks them 3rd in the Western Conference and 4th in the league. As a team, Edmonton has collected a total of 118 hits which means they have an average of 23.6 per game. They have a total of 77 blocks for the year.
In their loss to the Oilers, Toronto went home with a 57.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 39 and they surrendered a Corsi of 29. Their Fenwick rate was 44.7% with a Fenwick of 21 and the Oilers earning a 26 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Toronto played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO at even strength of 95.7 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 65.2%. The Maple Leafs netted 1 goal out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Regarding the opposition, the Oilers had 3 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Toronto gave way to 22 shots on goal and the Oilers racked up 4 minutes in the box.
In goal for Toronto is Frederik Andersen who is having a tough season by surrendering 3.01 goals per contest and that places him 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 18th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 239 minutes he has been on the ice, he has surrendered 12 goals. He holds a save percentage of .886, which places him at 15th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 26th among goaltenders in the NHL. When it comes to goal differential, they are sitting 8th in the conference and 14th in the NHL with 0. They currently have a total of 15 goals for this year which puts them at 2nd in the conference. Toronto has a team save % of .880 which has them 29th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They are shooting 9.3% which puts them at 9th in the East.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (+125)
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