Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 4/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+103) Oilers (-123)
Rogers Place is the site where Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (27-15-2) will take on the Montreal Canadiens (19-15-9) on Wednesday. The Canadiens open this game at +103 while the Oilers are priced at -123. The total has been set at 6.
The Canadiens will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-1 loss to the Oilers in their previous outing. The Canadiens had a below average offensive outing in the loss. While out there on the ice, they scored on 1 of the 23 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities but didn't convert them into a score. Montreal amassed 4 minutes in the box for this contest. The Corsi for the Canadiens was sitting at 42 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 47 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 47.2%. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 37, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 43.9%. They accrued 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 23 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 41.9% and they had a PDO of 91.0 in this one.
Montreal Canadiens opponents have recorded 140 power play opportunities (8th in the league) and have a total of 31 goals in those chances. The Canadiens have had 1,212 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .901. Montreal has tried 1,377 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.1%. When playing at even strength, the Canadiens have allowed the opponent to score 89 goals while notching 103 themselves. Montreal has compiled 117 power play chances and they have added 22 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 18.80%. For the year, they have tallied 47 points and their points percentage comes in at .547. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have notched 125 goals (15th in hockey) so far this year and have surrendered 120.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jake Allen. In his career, Allen has earned 158 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .547. His save percentage is .913 in his 17,226 minutes in the crease. Allen has seen 8,226 shot attempts against him and he has 7,507 saves. The opposition has been able to score 719 goals versus Allen in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.50. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 155-102-30 and he has gotten the start in 289 games. Allen has participated in 308 matchups during his hockey career.
In their win over Montreal, Edmonton wrapped up this game with a 52.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Edmonton played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their Fenwick rate was 56.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 37 and the Canadiens having accrued a 29 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 109 and their percentage of oZS was 58.1%. The Oilers netted 4 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
During this campaign, the Edmonton Oilers have a total of 141 goals, 56 points, in addition to a points percentage of .636. They have granted a total of 121 goals to be scored by way of 96 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers have racked up 104 goals at even strength and 37 goals (3rd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 141 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 26.24%. Edmonton has tried 1,308 shots (21st in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.78%, while allowing their opponents 1,357 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 79.84% on the other teams 124 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 91.1%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Mike Smith in goal. His opponents are averaging 2.70 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,628 goals altogether. Smith's quality start percentage comes out to 53.5% and he has 317 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 593 games and has been on the ice for 36,217 mins. Smith is the owner of a lifetime record of 278-252-76 and has participated in 634 contests. He is sitting with 16,853 saves out of the 18,481 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .912.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton (-123) and under 6 goals
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