Edmonton Oilers vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 4/14/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Nashville Predators
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+100) Predators (-118)
The Nashville Predators (42-26-5) welcome the Edmonton Oilers (42-26-6) at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday. The line on this matchup has the Oilers at +100 and the Predators are priced at -118. The total comes in at 7.
The Edmonton Oilers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-1 defeat against the Wild in their previous outing. Edmonton amassed 18 penalty mins in this contest. The Oilers had a below average offensive performance in the loss. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts and notched 1 goal. In the game, they converted 1 of the 28 shots they put on net.
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In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have accounted for 252 goals (7th in the league) over the course of the season and have given up 234. For the current season, they have scored 90 points and their points percentage is sitting at .608. Edmonton has 215 power play opportunities and they have tallied 55 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 25.58%. When at even strength, the Oilers have given up 184 goals while scoring 197 on offense. Edmonton has tried 2,504 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.1%. The Oilers have had 2,355 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .901. Edmonton Oilers opponents have earned 227 power play opportunities (7th in professional hockey) and have tallied 50 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Mike Smith. The opposition has scored 1,714 goals against Smith in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.71. Smith has been in goal for 665 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage sits at .912 in his 37,961 mins guarding the cage. He has earned a mark of 294-263-78 and he started in 622 games. Over the course of his pro career, Smith has compiled 330 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .531. Smith has seen 19,413 shots against him and has recorded 17,699 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Nashville faced the Sharks in a matchup where the Predators notched a victory by a mark of 1-0. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest but didn't score a goal. The Predators netted 1 goal of the 41 shots on goal they pursued.
Nashville has put up 2,173 shots (24th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.81%, while allowing their opponents 2,332 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.32% on the other teams 249 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 91.1%. They have a total of 224 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.11%. The Predators have tallied 181 goals at even strength and 54 goals (6th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 208 goals to be scored by way of 159 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Nashville Predators have tallied 235 goals, 89 points, as well as a points percentage of .610.
Across the ice you will find Juuse Saros patrolling the crease. He has recorded 5,960 stops out of the 6,472 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .921. Saros has amassed a career mark of 112-69-20 and has played in 216 games. He has started in 200 games and his ice time sits at 12,302 minutes. Saros' quality start percentage comes out to 63.0% and he has accumulated 126 quality starts in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has surrendered 512 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (-118)
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