Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 4/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+105) Oilers (-116)
Rogers Place is the venue where Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (26-15-2) will play the Montreal Canadiens (19-14-9) on Monday. The Oilers open this game at -116 while the Canadiens are priced at +105. The total has been set at 6.
The Canadiens will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-0 loss to the Senators in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 42 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 29 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 59.2%. The offensive zone starts for them were at 70.8% and they had a PDO of 70.0 for this one. Montreal recorded 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Canadiens didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick Against sat at 19, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 58.7%. They had a tally of 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 opportunities to control the puck. Additionally, they had 4 power play tries but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they couldn't finish any of the 23 shots they looked to score on.
In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have accounted for 124 goals (15th in the NHL) so far this year and have given up 116. For the year, they have 47 points and their points percentage comes in at .560. Montreal has compiled 115 power play opportunities and they have tallied 22 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 19.13%. When at even strength, the Canadiens let the opposition score 85 goals while getting 102 of their own. Montreal has taken 1,354 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.2%. The Canadiens have had 1,176 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .901. Montreal Canadiens opponents have earned 136 power play opportunities (12th in the NHL) and have tallied 31 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Carey Price. For his professional hockey career, Price has accrued 398 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .573. His save percentage currently is at .917 for his 41,687 mins guarding the cage. Price has had 20,904 shots against him and has recorded 19,167 total saves. The opposition has racked up 1,737 goals against Price in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.50. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 360-257-79 and got the start in 694 games. Price has been in goal for 706 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last game, Edmonton faced off against the Jets in a matchup where the Oilers got the victory by a tally of 3-0. Their PDO was 106 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 55.0%. They had 6 power play opportunities in this matchup and scored 2 out of those chances. Their Fenwick percentage was 44.4% by tallying a Fenwick of 28 and the Jets earning a 35 Fenwick. The Oilers recorded 3 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they took. Edmonton had a 48.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Edmonton had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one.
So far this year, the Edmonton Oilers have earned a total of 137 goals, 54 points, in addition to a points percentage of .628. They have permitted 120 goals to be scored by of a combination of 95 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers have racked up 100 goals at even strength and 37 goals (2nd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 137 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 27.01%. Edmonton has taken 1,272 shots (22nd in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.77%, while allowing the other team 1,334 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.51% on their oppositions 122 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.0%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Mike Smith in net. He has gathered 16,831 saves out of 18,458 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .912. Smith is the owner of a lifetime mark of 277-252-76 and has been in net for 633 contests. He got the starting nod in 592 games and has played 36,157 mins. Smith's quality start rate comes out to 53.4% and he has qualified for 316 quality starting assignments in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.70 goals/game and he has allowed 1,627 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (-116)
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