Toronto Maple Leafs vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 1/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-127) Oilers (+113)
Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (3-5-0) play the Toronto Maple Leafs (6-2-0) at Rogers Place on Thursday. The Oilers open this contest at +113 while the Maple Leafs are priced at -127. The over/under is set at 6.5.
The Maple Leafs will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4 - 3 win over the Flames in their previous game. The Maple Leafs had a solid offensive performance in this win. While out there on the ice, they finished 4 out of the 21 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal out of those tries. Toronto racked up a total of 10 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs was 34 and the Corsi against was 49 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 41.0%. Their Fenwick was 25 and the Fenwick against was 39, meaning they had a rate of 39.1%. They earned 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 57.4% and they had a PDO of 109.3 for this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Calgary Flames earned 26 shots. They had 4 penalty mins and they tallied 4 power play attempts.
With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Toronto Maple Leafs have tallied 26 goals (3rd in pro hockey) on the year and have allowed 22. For the current campaign, the have a total of 12 points and their points % is .750. Toronto has accumulated 24 power play chances and they have added 10 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 41.67%. While at even strength, the Maple Leafs have allowed the opponent to score 15 goals while earning 16 on offense. Toronto has attempted 243 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.7%. The Maple Leafs have had 216 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .898. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have totaled 30 power play opportunities (3rd in hockey) and have racked up 6 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Frederik Andersen. Over the course of his time in hockey, Andersen has recorded 210 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .577. His save percentage is at .916 for his 21,537 mins in the crease. Andersen has had 11,266 shots against him and has garnered 10,322 total saves. Opponents have scored 944 goals versus Andersen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.63. He has accumulated a record of 217-94-45 and he has gotten the start in 364 games. Andersen has been involved in 375 games throughout his hockey career.
The Oilers went up against the Jets in an outing where the Oilers ended up taking the loss by a final of 6 - 4. Edmonton earned a 47.2% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 34 while they allowed a Corsi of 38. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 50.0% by earning a Fenwick of 29 and the Jets ending the game with a 29 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Edmonton had and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO was 88.3 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 39.1%. The Oilers converted 4 goals of the 26 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and netted 2 out of those tries. On the other side of the ice, the Jets had 5 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Edmonton allowed 33 shots on goal and the Jets had 4 penalty minutes.
On the season, the Edmonton Oilers have accounted for 23 goals, 6 points, in addition to a points percentage of .375. They have allowed 29 goals to be scored by of a combination of 21 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers have earned 16 goals at even strength and 5 goals (15th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 28 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 17.86%. Edmonton has put up 256 shots (1st in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.98%, while allowing their opponents 271 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 76.00% on their oppositions 25 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 9.0%.
For the opposition you are going to see Mikko Koskinen in net. The opposition is averaging 2.95 goals per game and he has yielded 285 goals altogether. Koskinen's quality start percentage is 49.0% and he has 47 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 96 games and has played 5,791 mins. Koskinen is sitting with a lifetime record of 48-40-9 and has participated in 105 contests. He has a tally of 2,828 stops out of the 3,113 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto (-127)
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