Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 3/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+144) Maple Leafs (-159)
Scotiabank Arena is the venue where Jack Campbell and the Toronto Maple Leafs (21-10-2) will take on the Edmonton Oilers (21-13-0) on Saturday. The Maple Leafs open this game at -159 while the Oilers are priced at +144. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Oilers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win against the Jets the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Oilers was 58 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 40 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 59.2%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 56.1% and their PDO was 109.3 for this one. Edmonton tallied 16 penalty minutes for this contest. The Oilers had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this victory. Their Fenwick was 38 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 54.3%. They had a tally of 17 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 16 attempts to win the face-off. They also had 3 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score. For the game, they scored on 4 out of the 37 shots they attempted.
With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 116 goals (2nd in hockey) on the year and have conceded 97. For the season, they have racked up 42 points and their points percentage is .618. Edmonton has accumulated 111 power play chances and they have added 30 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 27.03%. At even strength, the Oilers have allowed the opponent to score 73 goals while scoring 86 of their own. Edmonton has attempted 1,064 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.9%. The Oilers have had 1,054 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .908. Edmonton Oilers opponents have recorded 100 power play tries (16th in the NHL) and have earned 24 goals in those attempts.
The man in net for this game is Mikko Koskinen. The opposition has scored 313 goals against Koskinen in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.94. Koskinen has been involved in 116 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is .908 in his 6,380 minutes between the pipes. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 54-45-9 and he has started in 106 games. For his career, Koskinen has compiled 53 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .500. Koskinen has had 3,412 shot attempts against him and he has 3,099 saves.
Their last time out, Toronto went up against the Senators in a game where the Maple Leafs got the victory by a score of 3-2. Toronto wrapped up this game with a 61.7% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Toronto had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 61.4% with a Fenwick of 51 and the Senators finishing with a 32 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 104 and their percentage of oZS was 67.7%. The Maple Leafs recorded 3 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 chances on the power play in this matchup but were not able to net one.
On the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have earned a total of 110 goals, 44 points, in addition to a points percentage of .667. They have granted a total of 85 goals to be scored by way of 63 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Maple Leafs have accumulated 84 goals at even strength and 26 goals (8th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 97 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 26.80%. Toronto has attempted 1,020 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.78%, while allowing their opponents 939 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 76.84% on their opponents 95 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.9%.
Across the ice you are expected to see Jack Campbell defending the net. Opponents are averaging 2.47 goals per contest and he has relinquished 157 goals altogether. Campbell's percentage of quality starts sits at 55.7% and he has 34 quality starts in his NHL career. He has made the start in 61 games and has played for a total of 3,812 mins. Campbell has accumulated a lifetime mark of 28-27-6 and has played in 69 games. He has a tally of 1,790 stops out of 1,947 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (-159)
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