Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 2/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
TV: Sportsnet One
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-125) Canucks (+105)
Braden Holtby and the Vancouver Canucks (8-13-2) host the Edmonton Oilers (13-8-0) at Rogers Arena on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Oilers coming in at -125 and the Canucks are at +105. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Oilers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Canucks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Oilers came in at 53 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 50 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 51.5%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 48.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.4 in this game. Edmonton tallied 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Oilers played really well in the victory. Their Fenwick was 40 and the Fenwick Against sat at 36, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 52.6%. They recorded 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 30 opportunities to win the puck. In addition, they had 4 power play chances and notched 1 goal. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 29 shots they put on net.
Edmonton Oilers opponents have tallied 66 power play tries (7th in hockey) and have earned 15 goals in those attempts. The Oilers have had 683 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .905. Edmonton has tried 645 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.8%. While playing at even strength, the Oilers have allowed the opponent to score 50 goals while notching 56 as an offensive unit. Edmonton comes into the game with 76 power play chances and they have notched 20 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 26.32%. For the current campaign, they sit with 26 points and their points percentage is .619. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 76 goals (1st in hockey) over the course of the season and have allowed 65.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Mikko Koskinen. Koskinen has participated in 112 games throughout his hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 52-43-9 and was named the starter in 102 games. The opposition has scored 305 goals against Koskinen in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.96. Koskinen has had 3,321 shots against him and has accrued 3,016 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .908 during his 6,182 minutes in the crease. In his professional hockey career, Koskinen has accrued 50 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .490.
In their last loss to Edmonton, the Canucks PDO was 100 and their percentage of oZS was 51.5%. They had 2 power play chances in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage was 47.4% by amassing a Fenwick of 36 and the Oilers having a 40 Fenwick at even strength. The Canucks converted 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. Vancouver went home with a 48.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver had and it shows us they played like an average team.
The Canucks have earned 54 goals at even strength and 13 goals (16th in the NHL) while on the power play. Vancouver has attempted 727 shots (1st in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 9.22%, while allowing the other team 754 shots. For the year, the Vancouver Canucks have tallied 67 goals, 18 points, in addition to a points percentage of .391. They have a tally of 78 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 16.67%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 81.82% on the other teams 88 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.1%. They have allowed 82 goals to be scored by of a combination of 66 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are going to see Braden Holtby in net. His opposition is averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has yielded 1,168 goals overall. Holtby's rate of quality starts sits at 57.5% and he has accumulated 269 quality starting assignments in his career. He got the starting nod in 468 games and has played for a total of 27,427 mins. Holtby is the owner of a lifetime mark of 286-127-47 and has played in 478 contests. He is sitting with 12,646 saves out of 13,814 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .915.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (+105)
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