Edmonton Oilers vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 12/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Nashville Predators
Date: Monday, December 19, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-138) Predators (+115)
The Edmonton Oilers (17-14-1) are en route to Bridgestone Arena on Monday where they will take on the Nashville Predators (12-13-4). The moneyline on this game has the Oilers at -138 while the Predators are coming in at +115. The over/under is 7.
The Edmonton Oilers will look for better times on the ice after their 4-3 loss against the Ducks in their previous contest . Edmonton accumulated 8 penalty mins in this outing. They also had 6 power play opportunities and scored 2 goals. The Oilers had a middle of the road showing in the loss. In the outing, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 49 shots they put on net.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 115 goals (3rd in hockey) on the year and have allowed 109. For the current season, they have earned 35 points and their points percentage is sitting at .547. Edmonton comes into the game with 119 power play opportunities and they have scored 38 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 31.93%. When playing at even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 76 goals while notching 77 when they are on offense. Edmonton has taken 1,031 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.2%. The Oilers so far have had 1,046 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .896. Edmonton Oilers opponents have totaled 122 power play tries (2nd in pro hockey) and have racked up 33 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Stuart Skinner. For his professional hockey career, Skinner has earned 18 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .581. His save percentage currently is .912 in his 1,917 mins guarding the cage. Skinner has had 1,025 shots taken against him and he has 935 saves. Opponents have been able to score 90 goals against Skinner in his career and his goals against rate is 2.82. He has compiled an overall record of 16-14-1 and he has started in 31 games. Skinner has been involved in 33 games over the course of his NHL career.
When they were on the ice last, Nashville opposed the Avalanche in a game where the Predators ended up taking the loss by a final score of 3-1. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Predators netted 1 goal out of the 26 shots on goal they took.
The Predators have accumulated 55 goals at even strength and 15 goals (29th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Nashville has attempted 862 shots (29th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.12%, while allowing their opponents 960 shots. For the year, the Nashville Predators have accounted for 70 goals, 28 points, and a points percentage of .483. They have permitted 89 goals to be scored by way of 66 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded. They have recorded 104 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 14.42%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 77.23% on their opponents 101 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.7%.
Across the ice you will find Juuse Saros in the crease. He has tallied 6,731 stops out of 7,326 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .919. Saros has compiled a lifetime mark of 123-81-24 and has been in goal for 244 games. He has started in 228 games and has played for a total of 13,899 minutes. Saros' quality start rate comes out to 61.4% and he has qualified for 140 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.57 goals per game and he has surrendered 595 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (+115)
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