Ottawa Senators vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 2/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+180) Oilers (-222)
Rogers Place is the venue where Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (5-6-0) will take on the Ottawa Senators (1-7-1) on Tuesday. The Senators open this contest at +180 while the Oilers are priced at -222. The O/U opens at 7.5.
The Senators had a rough game after their 8 - 5 defeat to the Oilers in their last game. The Senators had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the defeat. For the outing, they converted 5 of the 38 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 5 power play attempts and netted 2 goals out of those chances. Ottawa ended up with 10 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Senators sat at 55 and the Corsi against was 31 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 64.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 43 while the Fenwick against sat at 26, which gave them a rate of 62.3%. They won 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost 27 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 59.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 88.6 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Edmonton Oilers tallied 31 shots. They finished with a total of 10 penalty mins and they had 5 power play chances.
In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Ottawa Senators have notched 22 goals (21st in the league) on the season and have conceded 44. For the season, they have earned 3 points and their points percentage comes in at .167. Ottawa comes into tonight with 39 power play chances and they have notched 6 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 15.38%. While at even strength, the Senators have conceded 31 goals while scoring 16 on offense. Ottawa has attempted 288 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.6%. The Senators have had 284 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .845. Ottawa Senators opponents have totaled 38 power play opportunities (6th in the league) and have come away with 12 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Matt Murray. In his career, Murray has accounted for 1 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .143. His save percentage currently is .849 in his 349 mins on the ice. Murray has had 186 shot attempts against him and has garnered 158 total saves. Opponents have tallied 28 goals against Murray in his career and his goals against average per contest is 4.82. He has accumulated a mark of 1-4-1 and he has started in 7 games. Murray has played in 7 contests over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their win over Ottawa, Edmonton earned a 36.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 31 while they conceded a Corsi of 55. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 37.7% with a Fenwick of 26 and the Senators earning a 43 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Edmonton had and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO was 111.4 and their oZS percentage was 40.7%. The Oilers notched 8 goals of the 31 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 power play opportunities in this outing and were able to notch 4 out of those opportunities. As for their opponent, the Senators had 5 power play attempts and ended up scoring 2 goals. Edmonton gave up 38 shots on goal and the Senators ended up with a total of 10 minutes in the box.
This season, the Edmonton Oilers have 38 goals, 10 points, in addition to a points percentage of .455. They have allowed 41 goals to be scored by way of 28 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers have tallied 24 goals at even strength and 12 goals (4th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 42 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 28.57%. Edmonton has taken 347 shots (1st in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.95%, while allowing the opposition 365 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 69.44% on the other teams 36 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 11.0%.
Across the ice you will find Mikko Koskinen in goal. He has accounted for 291 saves out of the 325 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .895. Koskinen has amassed a career mark of 4-6-0 and has participated in 10 contests. He has made the start in 10 games and has played 592 mins. Koskinen's percentage of quality starts sits at 40.0% and he has qualified for 4 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 3.45 goals per game and he has surrendered 34 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+180)
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