Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 4/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+110) Wild (-135)
The Edmonton Oilers (42-25-6) are on their way to Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday where they will go up against the Minnesota Wild (44-21-6). The odds on this game have the Oilers at +110 while the Wild open at -135. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Edmonton Oilers had a rough game after their 2-1 defeat to the Avalanche their last time out. Edmonton accumulated 4 minutes in the box in this outing. They also had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Oilers had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. In the outing, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 50 shots they tried.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Edmonton Oilers have notched 251 goals (7th in the NHL) this season and have allowed 229. For the year, they sit with 90 points and their points percentage is sitting at .616. Edmonton has compiled 212 power play chances and they have added 54 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 25.47%. At even strength, the Oilers have allowed 179 goals while earning 197 on offense. Edmonton has tried 2,476 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.1%. The Oilers have had 2,332 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .902. Edmonton Oilers opponents have totaled 224 power play tries (7th in pro hockey) and have earned 50 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Mike Smith. Opponents have been able to score 1,714 goals versus Smith in his professional career and his goals against rate is 2.71. Smith has played in 665 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is at .912 in his 37,961 minutes in the crease. He has compiled a record of 294-263-78 and he has gotten the start in 622 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Smith has accrued 330 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .531. Smith has seen 19,413 shots against him and has recorded 17,699 total saves.
Their last time out, Minnesota played the Kings in a matchup where the Wild got the victory by a mark of 6-3. They had 3 power play attempts in this game and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Wild converted 6 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they tried.
The Wild have 214 goals at even strength and 44 goals (18th in hockey) while on the power play. Minnesota has put up 2,323 shots (13th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.11%, while allowing the opposition 2,263 shots. This season, the Minnesota Wild are sitting with 258 goals, 94 points, in addition to a points percentage of .662. They have a total of 215 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 20.47%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 75.33% on their oppositions 227 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.4%. They have granted a total of 218 goals to be scored by way of 162 goals at even strength and 56 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Cam Talbot defending the net. He has accrued 10,548 stops out of 11,531 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .915. Talbot has compiled a lifetime mark of 197-142-33 and has been in goal for 391 games. He was named a starter in 376 games and has racked up 22,418 minutes. Talbot's quality start percentage comes in at 53.2% and he has 200 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has surrendered 983 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (-135)
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