Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 1/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-105) Oilers (-111)
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens travel to Rogers Place on Monday where they'll meet the Edmonton Oilers. The Canadiens open this game at -105 while the Oilers are coming in at -111. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Canadiens came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5 - 1 victory against the Oilers in their previous contest. The Canadiens had a good offensive output in the win. For the game, they finished 5 of the 36 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those opportunities. Montreal ended up with a total of 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 47 and the Corsi against was 53 giving them a Corsi percentage of 47.0%. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against was 34, which means they earned a rate of 51.4%. They won 18 face-off wins and were beaten on 26 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 40.0% and they had a PDO of 106.7 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Edmonton Oilers earned a total of 35 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 penalty mins and they notched 3 power play opportunities.
The man protecting the goal for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 33 years old and has been on the ice a total of 123 mins in net this season. Price is conceding 2.92 GAA which has him ranked 9th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 15th in the NHL among goalies. So far this season, he's allowed 6 goals. He holds a save % of .913 which has him ranked 7th among Eastern Conference goaltenders. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 9 goals which has them sitting at 4th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +3, putting them at 6th in the NHL. The Canadiens currently have a total of 3 points, which has them sitting at 9th in the NHL and 6th in the East. When it comes to shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 68 which has them sitting at 5th in the Eastern Conference and 9th in the NHL. As a team, Montreal has compiled a total of 62 hits which means they have an average of 31 per game. They currently have a total of 38 blocks for this season.
In the loss to Montreal, Edmonton had a 53.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 53 and they surrendered a Corsi of 47. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 48.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 34 and the Canadiens finishing with a 36 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Edmonton had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 93.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 60.0%. The Oilers converted 1 goal of the 35 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Canadiens had 2 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Edmonton conceded 36 shots on goal and the Canadiens had 6 penalty minutes.
In goal for Edmonton is Mikko Koskinen who is having a rough season by allowing 4.04 GAA and that has him ranked 11th in the West and 24th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 178 minutes he has been on the ice, he has given up 12 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .892, which puts him at 9th in the West and 20th among goaltenders in the NHL. In terms of goal differential, they are currently ranked 11th in the Western Conference and 25th in the NHL with -3. They currently have a total of 9 goals for the season which ranks 2nd in the Western Conference. Edmonton has a save % as a team of .892 which currently has them ranked 20th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.0% which is good for 11th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (-111)
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