Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 4/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-185) Canucks (+160)
Rogers Arena is the site where Michael DiPietro and the Vancouver Canucks (16-18-3) will take on the Edmonton Oilers (25-15-2) on Friday. The Oilers open this game at -185 while the Canucks are coming in at +160. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Oilers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-0 defeat to the Flames in their last outing. The Corsi for the Oilers was 36 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 45 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 44.4%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 57.6% and they had a PDO of 81.0 for this game. Edmonton amassed 4 mins in the box for this matchup. The Oilers had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 25 and the Fenwick against was 35, giving them a Fenwick rate of 41.7%. They had a tally of 27 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to win the puck. Additionally, they had 2 power play tries but didn't net one. In the game, they took the loss without having netted any of the 17 shots they looked to score on.
Edmonton Oilers opponents have earned 119 power play opportunities (23rd in the NHL) and have a total of 25 goals in those attempts. The Oilers have had 1,308 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .908. Edmonton has tried 1,247 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.8%. At even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 95 goals while getting 99 on the offensive side of the ice. Edmonton has accumulated 131 power play opportunities and they have scored 35 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 26.72%. For the current season, they have racked up 52 points and their points percentage is sitting at .619. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have notched 134 goals (10th in the National Hockey League) this season and have surrendered 120.
The man in net for this game is Mike Smith. Smith has played in 632 games over the course of his NHL career. He has compiled a mark of 276-252-76 and he was named the starter in 591 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,627 goals versus Smith in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.70. Smith has had 18,432 shots against him and he has 16,805 total saves. His save percentage is at .912 in his 36,097 minutes between the pipes. In his career, Smith has accumulated 315 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .533.
In their last contest, Vancouver faced off against the Jets in a game where the Canucks took the defeat by a score of 5-1. Vancouver earned a 61.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vancouver had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their Fenwick percentage was 58.9% by accumulating a Fenwick of 43 and the Jets having earned a 30 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 91 and their percentage of oZS was 53.8%. The Canucks converted 1 goal of the 39 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal.
For the year, the Vancouver Canucks have tallied 97 goals, 35 points, as well as a points percentage of .473. They have granted a total of 119 goals to be scored by of a combination of 92 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Canucks have accumulated 76 goals at even strength and 21 goals (26th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 106 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 19.81%. Vancouver has put up 1,115 shots (31st in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.70%, while allowing the other team 1,249 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 78.57% on their opponents 126 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.5%.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Michael DiPietro between the pipes. His opposition is averaging 7.02 goals/game and he has yielded 8 goals overall. He has started in 1 game and his ice time sits at 68 minutes. DiPietro is sitting with a lifetime record of 0-1-0 and has participated in 2 games. He has accrued 23 stops out of 31 shots tried, giving him a rate of .742.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (-185)
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