Pittsburgh Penguins vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 12/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+114) Oilers (-137)
Rogers Place is the site where Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (15-5-0) will play the Pittsburgh Penguins (10-7-5) on Wednesday. The Penguins open this contest at +114 while the Oilers are priced at -137. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Penguins will need a bounce back game after taking a 2-1 defeat against the Flames their last time out. The Penguins had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. In the game, they converted 1 of the 22 shots they put on net. They also had 1 power play chance and notched 1 goal. Pittsburgh accrued 4 minutes in the box in this game. The Corsi for the Penguins was sitting at 32 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 71 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 31.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 26 and the Fenwick against was 51, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 33.8%. They accounted for 35 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 28 opportunities to win the face-off. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 32.3% and they had a PDO of 96.9 in this game.
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In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accounted for 62 goals (16th in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have allowed 57. For the season, they have 25 points and their points percentage comes in at .568. Pittsburgh steps onto the ice with 63 power play opportunities and they have tallied 9 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 14.29%. When at even strength, the Penguins have surrendered 52 goals while scoring 53 on the offensive side of the ice. Pittsburgh has tried 779 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.0%. The Penguins have had 682 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .916. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have totaled 55 power play tries (27th in the league) and have come away with 5 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Tristan Jarry. Over the course of his time in hockey, Jarry has earned 72 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .637. He has a save percentage of .916 for his 6,756 mins on the ice. Jarry has seen 3,408 shot attempts taken against him and he has 3,123 saves. Opponents have been able to score 285 goals against Jarry in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.53. He has a win-loss mark of 69-33-11 and he has started in 113 games. Jarry has taken the ice for 119 contests during his hockey career.
Their last time out, Edmonton went up against the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Oilers notched a win by a final of 3-2. They had 2 chances on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Oilers recorded 3 goals of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 107 and their oZS percentage was 37.8%. Edmonton wound up with a 41.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Edmonton played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. Their Fenwick rate was 40.0% by notching a Fenwick of 28 and the Golden Knights finishing with a 42 Fenwick at even strength.
This season, the Edmonton Oilers have earned a total of 75 goals, 30 points, in addition to a points percentage of .750. They have permitted 59 goals to be scored by of a combination of 51 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Oilers have tallied 52 goals at even strength and 23 goals (1st in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 61 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 37.70%. Edmonton has attempted 654 shots (15th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.47%, while allowing the other team 680 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 87.10% on the other teams 62 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.3%.
Across the ice you will find Mikko Koskinen in the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.96 goals per game and he has allowed 369 goals overall. Koskinen's rate of quality starts is 48.8% and he has earned 61 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 125 games and has played 7,483 mins. Koskinen has accumulated a career mark of 69-50-9 and has participated in 136 games. He is sitting with 3,628 stops out of the 3,997 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+114)
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