Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 5/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (29-17-2) are headed to Rogers Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Vancouver Canucks (19-22-3).
The Oilers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-1 defeat against the Flames in their last contest. The Oilers didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. For the game, they scored on 1 of the 31 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't net one. Edmonton recorded 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Oilers came in at 48 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 51 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 48.5%. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against was 35, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 50.7%. They recorded 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 25 attempts to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts sat at 55.8% and their PDO rating was 91.6 for this one.
The Oilers have had 1,485 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .912. While at even strength, the Oilers have allowed 103 goals while scoring 114 of their own. Edmonton Oilers opponents have recorded 132 power play tries (25th in the league) and have come away with 27 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have earned 60 points and their points percentage is .625. Edmonton has tried 1,421 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.8%. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have earned 154 goals (11th in the NHL) on the season and have given up 130. Edmonton steps onto the ice with 152 power play chances and they have added 40 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 26.32%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Mike Smith. Opponents have scored 1,636 goals against Smith in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.70. Smith has participated in 637 contests during his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .912 for his 36,392 minutes played. He has compiled a record of 279-254-76 and got the start in 596 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Smith has accumulated 316 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .530. Smith has seen 18,579 shots against him and has accrued 16,943 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Vancouver played the Maple Leafs in an outing where the Canucks took a loss by a score of 4-1. They had a PDO at even strength of 83 and they had an oZS percentage of 36.0%. They had 2 power play attempts in this matchup and scored 1 out of those chances. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 38.8% by amassing a Fenwick of 26 and the Maple Leafs finishing with a 41 Fenwick at even strength. The Canucks tallied 1 goal out of the 16 shots on goal they took. Vancouver wound up with a 42.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vancouver had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing.
Vancouver has put up 1,297 shots (31st in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.87%, while allowing the opposition 1,465 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 78.77% on their oppositions 146 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.4%. They have earned 122 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.67%. The Canucks are sitting with 91 goals at even strength and 24 goals (26th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 141 goals to be scored by way of 110 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the Vancouver Canucks have accumulated 115 goals, 41 points, and a points percentage of .466.
For the opposition you are likely to see Thatcher Demko protecting the net. He is sitting with 1,849 stops out of the 2,032 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .910. Demko has a career record of 30-27-4 and has played in 64 games. He has made the start in 61 games and has played for a total of 3,735 minutes. Demko's percentage of quality starts is 59.0% and he has accumulated 36 quality starts in his hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.94 goals/game and he has surrendered 183 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver
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