Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 1/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
TV: NHL Center Ice
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+100) Oilers (-120)
Braden Holtby and the Vancouver Canucks are headed to Rogers Place on Wednesday where they'll take on the Edmonton Oilers. The odds on this matchup have the Canucks coming in at +100 and the Oilers are at -120. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Canucks ended last season by taking a 3 - 0 loss to the Golden Knights. The Canucks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. For the outing, they netted 0 of the 14 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances but didn't net one. Vancouver ended up with a total of 6 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 25 and the Corsi against was 65 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 27.8%. Their Fenwick was 17 while the Fenwick against sat at 40, which tells us they had a rate of 29.8%. They earned 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 15 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 37.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 93.1 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Vegas Golden Knights tallied a total of 36 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 16 minutes in the box and they tallied 3 power play attempts.
The man looking after the net for Vancouver is Braden Holtby from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. He is 30 years old and played 2,743 mins in goal last season. Holtby gave up an average of 3.11 goals per game which had him ranked 25th in the Eastern Conference and 53rd among goaltenders in the NHL. During the year, he gave up 142 goals. He earned a save % of .897 which had him ranked 30th in the Eastern Conference. Last year, Vancouver converted a total of 224 goals which had them sitting at 3rd in the West and 10th in the league. Their goal differential was +10, which put them at 13th in the league. The Canucks had a total of 78 pts, which had them sitting at 20th in the league and 9th in the West. In the matter of shots at the opposition, they had a total of 2,153 which had them sitting at 10th in the West and 22nd in the league. As a group, Vancouver compiled a total of 1,292 hits which means they averaged 18.7 per contest. They had a total of 915 blocks for the year.
The Oilers faced off against the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Oilers took a loss by a tally of 3 - 2. Edmonton had a 58.5% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 55 and they conceded a Corsi of 39. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 57.1% by earning a Fenwick of 40 and the Blackhawks finishing with a 30 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Edmonton had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their PDO at even strength was 92.1 and their oZS percentage was 48.8%. The Oilers converted 2 goals of the 45 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Blackhawks had 2 power play chances but were not able to notch a goal. Edmonton conceded 29 shots on goal and the Blackhawks earned 11 minutes in the box.
In goal for Edmonton is Mikko Koskinen who is had a marginal campaign by allowing 2.75 goals against average and that placed him 15th among Western Conference goalies and 30th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,117 minutes he was on the ice last year, he surrendered 97 goals. His save percentage was .917, which placed him at 12th among Western Conference goalies and 19th in the NHL among goaltenders. When discussing goal differential, Edmonton was 6th in the conference and 14th in the NHL with +8. They had a total of 223 goals for the season which had them ranked at 5th in the West. Edmonton had a save percentage as a team of .905 which had them ranked 14th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They had a shooting percentage of 10.6% ranking them 1st in the conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton (-120) and under 5.5 goals
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