Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 10/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+155) Oilers (-175)
Rogers Place is the venue where Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (35-19-2) will take on the Vancouver Canucks (23-29-4) on Wednesday. The Oilers open this game at -175 while the Canucks are coming in at +155. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Canucks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 6-2 defeat against the Flames in their last outing. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 43.9% and they had a PDO of 81.3 for this one. They amassed 25 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 25 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 38, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 45.7%. The Corsi for the Canucks was sitting at 39 and the Corsi against was at 45 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 46.4%. Vancouver accumulated 14 penalty mins in this contest. Furthermore, they had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice and netted 1 goal. The Canucks had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 21 shots they put on net.
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The Canucks had 1,870 shots tried against them and were the owners of a save percentage of .900. When at even strength, the Canucks gave up 150 goals while scoring 121. Vancouver Canucks opponents had 183 power play opportunities (3rd in pro hockey) and tallied 37 goals in those chances. For the previous season, they recorded 50 points and their points percentage was .446. Vancouver took 1,629 shots and were the owners of a shooting percentage of 9.1%. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Vancouver Canucks notched 148 goals (24th in the league) last year and surrendered 187. Vancouver tallied 155 power play opportunities and notched 27 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 17.42%.
The man in goal for this game is Thatcher Demko. During his career on the ice, Demko has compiled 19 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .543. His save percentage sits at .915 for his 2,087 mins in the crease. Demko has had 1,164 shots against him and has accrued 1,065 total saves. Opponents have notched 99 goals versus Demko in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.85. He has earned a win-loss mark of 16-18-1 and was named the starter in 35 games. Demko has taken the ice for 35 matchups during his hockey career.
Their last time out, Edmonton played the Jets in a matchup where the Oilers were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 4-3. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and notched 1 out of those opportunities. The Oilers converted 3 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they took. Their PDO at even strength was 99 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 59.6%. Edmonton wrapped up this game with a 56.0% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Edmonton had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their Fenwick rate was 51.0% by notching a Fenwick of 53 and the Jets finishing with a 51 Fenwick.
Edmonton put up 1,674 shots (15th in the NHL) and had a shooting percentage of 10.93%, while allowing their opponent 1,717 shots. They recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.47% on their opponent's 154 power play tries, and their save percentage was at 91.0%. They had a total of 174 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 27.59%. The Oilers had 135 goals at even strength and 48 goals (1st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They allowed 154 goals to be scored by of a combination of 127 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the year, the Edmonton Oilers tallied 183 goals, 72 points, in addition to a points percentage of .643.
Across the ice you are likely to see Mike Smith protecting the goal. Smith has accrued a lifetime mark of 21-6-2 and has played in 32 games. Smith's quality start percentage is 63.3% and he has 19 quality starts in his pro career. He has accrued 850 saves out of 921 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .923. Opponents are averaging 2.31 goals per contest and he has yielded 71 goals in total. He has made the start in 30 contests and his ice time sits at 1,847 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (-175)
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