Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 3/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-127) Canucks (+107)
Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks (12-16-2) host the Edmonton Oilers (17-11-0) at Rogers Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Oilers coming in at -127 and the Canucks are at +107. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Oilers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 7-1 win against the Senators in their previous contest. Their offensive zone starts sat at 41.2% and they had a PDO of 112.5 in this one. They had 30 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 22 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 27, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 57.8%. The Corsi for the Oilers was 44 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 42 which means they had a Corsi rate of 51.2%. Edmonton accrued 8 penalty minutes in this game. Furthermore, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to score 2 goals. The Oilers had a solid offensive output and it showed in the win. In the game, they scored on 7 of the 36 shots they launched.
Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Edmonton Oilers have racked up 93 goals (2nd in the league) on the season and have given up 83. For the current season, they have 34 points and their points percentage is sitting at .607. Edmonton comes into the game with 94 power play chances and they have added 25 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 26.60%. At even strength, the Oilers have allowed the opponent to score 63 goals while scoring 68 of their own. Edmonton has taken 873 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.7%. The Oilers have had 885 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .906. Edmonton Oilers opponents have 86 power play opportunities (11th in the league) and have tallied 20 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Mikko Koskinen. Koskinen has participated in 114 matchups over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated a record of 53-44-9 and he started in 104 games. The opposition has scored 310 goals versus Koskinen in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.97. Koskinen has seen 3,359 shots taken against him and he has 3,049 total saves. He has a save percentage of .908 for his 6,262 mins played. Throughout his time in hockey, Koskinen has earned 51 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .490.
In their last game, Vancouver squared up with the Canadiens in a matchup where the Canucks ended up taking the loss by a mark of 5-1. They had a PDO at even strength of 89 and their percentage of oZS was 38.9%. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this matchup and recorded 1 out of those chances. Their Fenwick rate was 35.6% by earning a Fenwick of 26 and the Canadiens finishing with a 47 Fenwick at even strength. The Canucks recorded 1 goal out of the 24 shots on goal they attempted. Vancouver wound up with a 34.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
The Canucks have earned 63 goals at even strength and 19 goals (11th in the league) while having a power play advantage. Vancouver has tried 923 shots (1st in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.88%, while allowing their opponents 1,000 shots. During this campaign, the Vancouver Canucks have 82 goals, 26 points, in addition to a points percentage of .433. They have a tally of 95 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 20.00%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 80.37% on the other teams 107 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.1%. They have granted a total of 99 goals to be scored by of a combination of 78 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are likely to see Thatcher Demko protecting the goal. Demko has accrued a lifetime record of 26-23-4 and has been in goal for 56 games. Demko's quality start percentage sits at 58.5% and he has 31 quality starting assignments in his career. He has accrued 1,607 stops out of the 1,768 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .909. His opponents are averaging 2.97 goals per game and he has surrendered 161 goals in total. He has been a starter 53 contests and has been on the ice for 3,252 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (-127)
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