Detroit Red Wings vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 3/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+260) Oilers (-333)
The Edmonton Oilers (32-23-4) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (24-28-7) at Rogers Place on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Red Wings at +260 and the Oilers open at -333. The betting total is set at 7.
The Detroit Red Wings had a rough game after their 3-0 loss against the Flames in their previous game. Detroit recorded 9 penalty minutes for this game. The Red Wings had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. While out there on the ice, they ended the night with no scores out of the 19 shots they attempted.
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With regard to their scoring, the Detroit Red Wings have notched 167 goals (23rd in the National Hockey League) this season and have given up 219. For the season, they sit with 55 points and their points percentage is .466. Detroit comes into the game with 168 power play opportunities and they have scored 29 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 17.26%. When at even strength, the Red Wings let the opposition score 176 goals while notching 138 on the offensive side of the ice. Detroit has attempted 1,734 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.6%. The Red Wings have had 1,960 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .888. Detroit Red Wings opponents have amassed 158 power play tries (28th in pro hockey) and have come away with 43 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Alex Nedeljkovic. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Nedeljkovic has accumulated 36 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .554. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 4,018 mins played. Nedeljkovic has seen 2,046 shots taken against him and he has 1,864 saves. Opponents have been able to score 182 goals against Nedeljkovic in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.72. He has earned an overall mark of 32-24-10 and he has started in 65 games. Nedeljkovic has played in 71 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Edmonton faced off against the Lightning in a game where the Oilers ended up with the win by a final of 4-1. They had 7 opportunities on the power play in this outing and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Oilers had 4 goals of the 49 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Oilers have earned 146 goals at even strength and 44 goals (6th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. Edmonton has tried 1,981 shots (11th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.59%, while allowing the other team 1,874 shots. This season, the Edmonton Oilers are sitting with 190 goals, 68 points, in addition to a points percentage of .576. They have recorded 179 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.58%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 76.22% on their oppositions 185 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.0%. They have granted a total of 187 goals to be scored by of a combination of 143 goals at even strength and 44 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Mike Smith patrolling the crease. Opponents are averaging 2.71 goals/game and he has allowed 1,695 goals in total. Smith's quality start rate comes out to 52.8% and he has earned 325 quality starts in his professional career. He has made the start in 615 games and has played 37,504 mins. Smith has compiled a career record of 288-262-77 and has participated in 657 games. He has recorded 17,470 stops out of the 19,165 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (-333)
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