Minnesota Wild vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 12/7/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-106) Oilers (-114)
Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (16-7-0) host the Minnesota Wild (17-6-1) at Rogers Place on Tuesday. The line on this game has the Wild priced at -106 and the Oilers are at -114. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Wild will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-3 win against the Maple Leafs their last time out. The Wild had a solid offensive outing in this win. In the game, they netted 4 out of the 40 shots they launched. They also had 5 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. Minnesota had 15 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Wild came in at 50 and the Corsi against was at 56 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 47.2%. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick Against sat at 42, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 47.5%. They garnered 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 29 opportunities to take control of the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 44.2% and their PDO was 104.0 for this matchup.
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The Wild have had 742 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .906. At even strength, the Wild let the opposition score 54 goals while notching 78 themselves. Minnesota Wild opponents have totaled 83 power play opportunities (2nd in the NHL) and have scored 16 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have 35 points and their points percentage comes in at .729. Minnesota has attempted 820 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.9%. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have racked up 89 goals (2nd in hockey) for the year and have conceded 70. Minnesota has accounted for 79 power play chances and they have scored 11 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 13.92%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Cam Talbot. The opposition has scored 912 goals against Talbot in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.61. Talbot has been involved in 365 matchups over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is at .915 for his 20,940 minutes between the pipes. He has earned a win-loss record of 182-135-30 and was named the starter in 351 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Talbot has 186 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .530. Talbot has had 10,760 shot attempts against him and he has 9,848 saves.
When they were on the ice last, Edmonton faced off against the Kings in an outing where the Oilers were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 5-1. They had a PDO at even strength of 94 and their percentage of oZS was 42.1%. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick rate came in at 34.4% with a Fenwick of 22 and the Kings having a 42 Fenwick. The Oilers earned 1 goal of the 22 shots on goal they attempted. Edmonton went home with a 43.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Edmonton played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
On the season, the Edmonton Oilers have accounted for 84 goals, 32 points, and a points percentage of .696. They have granted a total of 70 goals to be scored by of a combination of 59 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Oilers have accumulated 60 goals at even strength and 24 goals (1st in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 70 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 34.29%. Edmonton has attempted 730 shots (16th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.51%, while allowing the other team 788 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 85.14% on their oppositions 74 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.1%.
Across the ice you are going to see Mikko Koskinen between the pipes. Teams are averaging 2.97 goals/game and he has allowed 376 goals in total. Koskinen's quality start percentage is 48.8% and he has made 62 quality starts in his pro career. He has been a starter 127 contests and has been on the ice for 7,603 mins. Koskinen is the owner of a lifetime mark of 70-51-9 and has participated in 138 games. He has recorded 3,695 stops out of 4,071 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .908.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (-106)
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