Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 5/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-200) Canucks (+170)
Rogers Arena is the venue where Braden Holtby and the Vancouver Canucks (19-23-3) will take on the Edmonton Oilers (30-17-2) on Tuesday. The Oilers open this matchup at -200 while the Canucks are priced at +170. The total has been set at 6.
The Oilers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-1 victory against the Flames the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 31 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 48 which means they had a Corsi rate of 39.2%. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 35.8% and their PDO was 110.1 for this matchup. Edmonton accumulated 8 penalty minutes in this contest. The Oilers had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this win. Their Fenwick was 25 and the Fenwick against was 35, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 41.7%. They garnered 27 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 15 opportunities to take control of the puck. They also had 2 power play chances and netted 1 goal. In the outing, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 29 shots they attempted.
The Oilers have had 1,515 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .914. While playing at even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 104 goals while getting 117 of their own. Edmonton Oilers opponents have earned 135 power play tries (23rd in professional hockey) and have come away with 27 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 62 points and their points percentage is .633. Edmonton has taken 1,450 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.9%. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have earned 158 goals (11th in pro hockey) so far this season and have surrendered 131. Edmonton skates onto the rink with 154 power play chances and they have notched 41 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 26.62%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Mikko Koskinen. Opponents have notched 320 goals against Koskinen in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.93. Koskinen has participated in 119 games during his hockey career. His save percentage is .909 during his 6,560 mins in the crease. He has an overall record of 56-46-9 and was named the starter in 109 games. Over the course of his career, Koskinen is sitting with 55 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .505. Koskinen has had 3,504 shots taken against him and has accrued 3,184 total saves.
In their last contest, Vancouver played the Maple Leafs in a matchup where the Canucks went home in defeat by a mark of 5-1. Their PDO was 87 and their oZS percentage was 54.8%. They had 1 power play attempt in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.7% by notching a Fenwick of 38 and the Maple Leafs having racked up a 37 Fenwick. The Canucks notched 1 goal of the 27 shots on goal they took. Vancouver wound up with a 53.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver had and it could be said that this team has had better games.
Vancouver has tried 1,324 shots (31st in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.76%, while allowing the other team 1,495 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.91% on their oppositions 147 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.2%. They have a tally of 123 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.51%. The Canucks have earned 92 goals at even strength and 24 goals (26th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 146 goals to be scored by way of 115 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Vancouver Canucks have a total of 116 goals, 41 points, as well as a points percentage of .456.
Across the ice you are expected to see Braden Holtby in goal. He has accrued 12,861 stops out of the 14,050 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .915. Holtby has accrued a career record of 289-130-48 and has been in net for 485 contests. He has started in 475 games and has accumulated 27,848 mins. Holtby's percentage of quality starts is 57.5% and he has qualified for 273 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,189 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (-200)
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