Nashville Predators vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 11/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+158) Oilers (-175)
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators go to Rogers Place on Wednesday where they'll take on the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers open this matchup at -175 while the Predators are priced at +158. The O/U opens at 6.
The Predators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory over the Islanders in their last game. The Predators had an average offensive outing in the victory. While out there on the ice, they converted 3 out of the 23 shots they tried. In addition, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice but didn't convert them into a score. Nashville garnered 10 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Predators was 43 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 40 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 51.8%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick Against sat at 34, giving them a Fenwick rate of 50.0%. They earned 23 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to control the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 42.5% and they had a PDO of 111.8 in this one.
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Nashville Predators opponents have totaled 27 power play opportunities (15th in the NHL) and have a total of 6 goals in those attempts. The Predators have had 243 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .909. Nashville has taken 238 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.2%. When at even strength, the Predators have given up 16 goals while having 15 themselves. Nashville steps onto the ice with 26 power play opportunities and they have added 7 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 26.92%. For the season, they have 8 points and their points percentage sits at .500. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Nashville Predators have earned 22 goals (21st in the NHL) on the campaign and have conceded 22.
The man protecting the net in this game is Juuse Saros. Saros has been in net for 162 contests during his NHL career. He has compiled a win-loss record of 79-51-17 and he started in 146 games. The opposition has been able to score 378 goals against Saros in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.49. Saros has had 4,737 shot attempts against him and has amassed 4,359 saves. His save percentage is .920 in his 9,096 mins in the crease. Over the course of his career, Saros is sitting with 89 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .610.
In their last game, Edmonton faced the Canucks in a matchup where the Oilers ended up with the win by a final score of 2-1. They had a PDO of 96 and they had an oZS percentage of 61.5%. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest and recorded 2 goals out of those chances. Their Fenwick rate was 48.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 39 and the Canucks finishing with a 41 Fenwick. The Oilers netted 2 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. Edmonton wrapped up this game with a 47.2% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Edmonton had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
The Oilers have scored 17 goals at even strength and 11 goals (1st in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Edmonton has tried 239 shots (22nd in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.72%, while allowing the opposition 252 shots. For the year, the Edmonton Oilers have notched a total of 28 goals, 12 points, as well as a points percentage of .857. They have a total of 23 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 47.83%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 90.00% on their opponents 20 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 92.5%. They have permitted 19 goals to be scored by of a combination of 17 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Mikko Koskinen protecting the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.94 goals per contest and he has surrendered 344 goals in total. Koskinen's quality start rate comes in at 49.6% and he has made 58 quality starts in his career. He got the starting nod in 117 games and has been on the ice for 7,021 mins. Koskinen has amassed a lifetime record of 62-49-9 and has been in goal for 128 games. He has tallied 3,407 saves out of 3,751 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .908.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (+158)
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