Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 11/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+120) Oilers (-148)
Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (11-4-0) play the Winnipeg Jets (9-3-3) at Rogers Place on Thursday. The Oilers open this matchup at -148 while the Jets are coming in at +120. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Jets came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-2 win against the Oilers in their previous outing. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 39.6% and they had a PDO of 114.8 for this one. They amassed 22 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against finished at 35, giving them a Fenwick rate of 49.3%. The Corsi for the Jets was sitting at 41 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 49 which means they had a Corsi rate of 45.6%. Winnipeg garnered 8 mins in the box in this matchup. In addition, they had 4 chances with the advantage and netted 1 goal. The Jets had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. In the outing, they scored on 5 out of the 35 shots they launched.
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When discussing their scoring, the Winnipeg Jets have tallied 50 goals (6th in hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 39. For the year, they have 21 points and their points percentage comes in at .700. Winnipeg steps onto the ice with 42 power play opportunities and they have scored 10 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 23.81%. At even strength, the Jets have conceded 24 goals while getting 40 when they are on offense. Winnipeg has attempted 459 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.9%. The Jets have had 468 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .917. Winnipeg Jets opponents have recorded 42 power play opportunities (23rd in pro hockey) and have earned 15 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Connor Hellebuyck. During his career on the ice, Hellebuyck has tallied 174 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .549. He has a save percentage of .917 during his 18,676 mins in the crease. Hellebuyck has seen 9,845 shots taken against him and he has 9,025 saves. Opponents have notched 820 goals against Hellebuyck in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.63. He has compiled an overall record of 178-104-28 and he has gotten the start in 317 games. Hellebuyck has taken the ice for 326 games during his hockey career.
In their last game, Edmonton faced off against the Jets in an outing where the Oilers took a loss by a final of 5-2. Edmonton had a 54.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Edmonton played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 35 and the Jets having accrued a 34 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 85 and they earned an oZS percentage of 60.4%. The Oilers notched 2 goals of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this game and recorded 2 goals out of those chances.
Over the course of the season, the Edmonton Oilers are sitting with 60 goals, 22 points, in addition to a points percentage of .733. They have allowed 47 goals to be scored by of a combination of 41 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers are sitting with 40 goals at even strength and 20 goals (1st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 47 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 42.55%. Edmonton has attempted 493 shots (14th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 12.17%, while allowing their opponents 504 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 86.96% on their opponents 46 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.7%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Mikko Koskinen between the pipes. Koskinen has accumulated a career record of 67-50-9 and has participated in 134 games. Koskinen's quality start rate comes out to 48.8% and he has 60 quality starts in his professional career. He has recorded 3,568 saves out of the 3,932 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .907. The opposition is averaging 2.97 goals per game and he has yielded 364 goals in total. He has started in 123 contests and has been on the ice for 7,363 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+120)
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