Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 10/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+145) Golden Knights (-175)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights host the Edmonton Oilers at T-Mobile Arena on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Oilers priced at +145 and the Golden Knights are at -175. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Oilers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-5 win over the Ducks in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 50 and the Corsi against was 58 which means they had a Corsi rate of 46.3%. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 41.6% and their PDO was 98.6 for this one. Edmonton accumulated 12 penalty minutes for this contest. The Oilers had a solid offensive output in the victory. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 42, giving them a Fenwick rate of 46.8%. They had 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to take control of the puck. Moreover, they had 6 chances with the advantage and were able to notch 2 goals. In the game, they scored on 6 out of the 37 shots they put on net.
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When talking about scoring goals, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 13 goals (5th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have given up 9. For the season, the have a total of 6 points and their points percentage is 1.000. Edmonton has accounted for 12 power play chances and they have added 5 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 41.67%. While at even strength, the Oilers have given up 7 goals while having 8 on offense. Edmonton has taken 104 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 12.5%. The Oilers have had 121 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .926. Edmonton Oilers opponents have totaled 10 power play tries (10th in the NHL) and have a total of 2 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Mikko Koskinen. Koskinen has been in net for 124 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has compiled an overall mark of 59-48-9 and he started in 113 games. The opposition has racked up 335 goals versus Koskinen in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.96. Koskinen has seen 3,621 shot attempts against him and has accrued 3,286 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .907 for his 6,783 minutes in the crease. Throughout his time in hockey, Koskinen has 55 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .487.
In their last contest, Vegas opposed the Blues in an outing where the Golden Knights took the loss by a score of 3-1. Vegas had a 52.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vegas played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 55.2% by notching a Fenwick of 48 and the Blues finishing with a 39 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 93 and their oZS percentage was 56.6%. The Golden Knights tallied 1 goal of the 43 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
On the year, the Vegas Golden Knights are sitting with 7 goals, 2 points, and a points percentage of .333. They have allowed 12 goals to be scored by of a combination of 10 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded. The Golden Knights have accumulated 7 goals at even strength. They have a total of 6 opportunities on the power play, but have yet to convert on of those chances. Vegas has attempted 98 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.14%, while allowing the opposition 116 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.00% on their opponents 8 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.7%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Robin Lehner in net. Teams are averaging 2.70 goals per game and he has yielded 818 goals altogether. Lehner's quality start rate is 56.6% and he has qualified for 172 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has been a starter 304 games and has racked up 18,194 minutes. Lehner is sitting with a career record of 130-126-47 and has played in 323 contests. He has accrued 9,124 saves out of 9,942 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .918.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (+145)
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