Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 10/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-143) Canucks (+129)
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers are headed to Rogers Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks open this contest at +129 while the Oilers are priced at -143. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Oilers were on the losing side of the ice with a 5-3 defeat against the Flyers in their previous contest. The offensive zone starts for them were at 76.5% and their PDO was 88.4 for this game. They tallied 18 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 23 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against was 34, giving them a Fenwick rate of 54.1%. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 58 and the Corsi against was at 40 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 59.2%. Edmonton tallied 8 penalty minutes for this game. In addition, they had 4 power play attempts and scored 1 goal. The Oilers had an average offensive output in this defeat. For the game, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 37 shots they looked to score on.
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The Oilers have had 222 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .919. When playing at even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 16 goals while getting 17 on the offensive side of the ice. Edmonton Oilers opponents have 19 power play opportunities (23rd in the NHL) and have a total of 2 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have recorded 10 points and their points percentage comes in at .833. Edmonton has tried 205 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 12.7%. When talking about scoring goals, the Edmonton Oilers have tallied 26 goals (5th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have surrendered 18. Edmonton skates onto the rink with 21 power play chances and they have tallied 9 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 42.86%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Mike Smith. The opposition has notched 1,654 goals versus Smith in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.69. Smith has participated in 645 games over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently is .912 in his 36,836 mins on the ice. He has an overall mark of 285-254-76 and was named the starter in 603 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Smith has earned 322 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .534. Smith has seen 18,815 shots taken against him and has garnered 17,161 total saves.
Their last time out, Vancouver went up against the Flyers in an outing where the Canucks went home in defeat by a tally of 2-1. Their PDO was 101 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 38.4%. They had 5 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 48.2% with a Fenwick of 27 and the Flyers earning a 29 Fenwick. The Canucks recorded 1 goal out of the 28 shots on goal they tried. Vancouver had a 45.9% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Vancouver played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
The Canucks have 14 goals at even strength and 6 goals (8th in the NHL) while on the power play. Vancouver has attempted 255 shots (3rd in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 7.84%, while allowing their opponents 252 shots. On the year, the Vancouver Canucks have earned 20 goals, 7 points, in addition to a points percentage of .438. They have a total of 31 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.35%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 78.26% on their oppositions 23 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.3%. They have allowed 22 goals to be scored by of a combination of 17 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find Thatcher Demko in net. Demko has accumulated a career record of 37-33-5 and has been in net for 78 games. Demko's percentage of quality starts is 57.3% and he has accumulated 43 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has accounted for 2,284 saves out of the 2,506 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .911. His opposition is averaging 2.91 goals/game and he has relinquished 222 goals altogether. He has been a starter 75 games and has played 4,578 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (+129)
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