Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 1/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Canadian Tire Centre is where the Ottawa Senators (13-20-4) will compete against the Edmonton Oilers (21-16-2) on Monday.
The Edmonton Oilers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-2 victory against the Predators in their previous game. Edmonton tallied 6 penalty mins for this game. They also had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. The Oilers had a middle of the road showing in the win. In the game, they converted 3 of the 46 shots they attempted.
Edmonton Oilers opponents have totaled 117 power play tries (21st in hockey) and have come away with 26 goals in those attempts. The Oilers have had 1,277 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .898. Edmonton has taken 1,309 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.6%. While playing at even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 104 goals while having 93 as an offensive unit. Edmonton has accumulated 111 power play opportunities and they have tallied 32 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 28.83%. For the season, they have tallied 44 points and their points percentage is sitting at .564. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have tallied 125 goals (15th in the NHL) for the year and have surrendered 130.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Mikko Koskinen. Koskinen has taken the ice for 147 games throughout his NHL career. He has compiled a record of 73-56-10 and he has started in 136 games. The opposition has scored 408 goals versus Koskinen in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 3.00. Koskinen has seen 4,342 shots taken against him and he has 3,934 saves. He has a save percentage of .906 for his 8,153 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his time in hockey, Koskinen has accumulated 65 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .478.
In their last contest, Ottawa opposed the Hurricanes in a game where the Senators ended up losing by a final score of 3-2. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Senators converted 2 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they took.
The Senators have scored 82 goals at even strength and 22 goals (22nd in the NHL) while on the power play. Ottawa has put up 1,116 shots (30th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.32%, while allowing the opposition 1,244 shots. During this campaign, the Ottawa Senators have earned 104 goals, 30 points, and a points percentage of .405. They have earned 119 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 18.49%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 80.34% on their oppositions 117 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 89.8%. They have permitted 127 goals to be scored by way of 104 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Anton Forsberg between the pipes. He has a tally of 1,810 saves out of 2,001 shots tried, giving him a save % of .905. Forsberg has accumulated a career mark of 22-35-6 and has played in 72 contests. He was named a starter in 65 games and has played 3,617 minutes. Forsberg's quality start rate comes out to 46.2% and he has qualified for 30 quality starts in his hockey career. Opponents are averaging 3.17 goals per contest and he has conceded 191 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton
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