Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 1/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+117) Oilers (-145)
Rogers Place is the venue where Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers will play the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. The Canadiens open this matchup at +117 while the Oilers are priced at -145. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Canadiens will look for better times on the ice after their 5 - 4 loss against the Maple Leafs the last time they stepped on the ice. The Canadiens had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 32 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities and notched 2 goals out of those chances. Montreal earned 13 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 50 and the Corsi against was 58 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 46.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 36 while the Fenwick against was 39, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 48.0%. They took 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 29 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 42.7% and they had a PDO of 95.8 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs earned a total of 34 shots. They ended the game with 11 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 4 power play chances.
The man in goal for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years old and was on the ice a total of 3,440 mins defending the goal last season. Price gave up 2.79 GAA which had him ranked 17th among Eastern Conference goalies and 34th in the NHL among goalies. During the season, he surrendered 160 goals. He earned a save percentage of .909 which had him ranked 18th among Eastern Conference goalies. Montreal racked up a total of 208 goals which ranked them 10th in the conference and 18th in the league. Their goal differential was -12, putting them at 24th in the league. The Canadiens had a total of 71 pts, which ranked them 24th in the league and 12th in the conference. In discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they had a total of 2,422 which ranked them 1st in the East and 2nd in the league. As a unit, Montreal had a total of 1,762 hits which means they had an average of 24.8 per game. They had a total of 797 blocks for the year.
The Oilers went up against the Canucks in a matchup where the Oilers took home the victory by a final of 5 - 2. Edmonton had a 44.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 51 and they conceded a Corsi of 64. They had a Fenwick percentage of 50.6% by notching a Fenwick of 44 and the Canucks having a 43 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Edmonton had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 102.1 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 51.6%. The Oilers converted 5 goals of the 46 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play chances in this one and were able to convert 2 out of those attempts. Regarding the opposition, the Canucks had 5 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Edmonton allowed 40 shots on goal and the Canucks ended up with 18 penalty mins.
In goal for Edmonton is Mikko Koskinen who had an ok year by allowing 2.75 GAA and that had him ranked 15th among West goalies and 30th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,117 mins he was on the ice last year, he allowed 97 goals. He had a save % of .917, which had him ranked 12th among West goalies and 19th in the NHL among goalies. In respect to goal differential, the Oilers were 6th in the conference and 14th in the NHL with +8. They had a total of 223 goals for the season which had them at 5th in the conference. Edmonton had a save % as a team of .905 which had them ranked 14th in the NHL, which tells us there should be some opportunities to score. They had a team shooting percentage of 10.6% ranking them 1st in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (-145)
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