New York Islanders vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 2/11/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Friday, February 11, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+123) Oilers (-148)
The New York Islanders (17-17-6) are traveling to Rogers Place on Friday where they will meet the Edmonton Oilers (23-18-3). The odds on this game have the Islanders at +123 while the Oilers are at -148. The over/under is set at 6.
The New York Islanders were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-3 victory over the Canucks in their previous game. New York accrued 9 penalty minutes for this matchup. Furthermore, they had 1 chance with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score. The Islanders had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. In the game, they netted 6 out of the 27 shots they put on net.
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The Islanders have had 1,241 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .915. While at even strength, the Islanders have given up 88 goals while having 80 themselves. New York Islanders opponents have tallied 101 power play tries (32nd in pro hockey) and have racked up 17 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have tallied 40 points and their points % is .500. New York has tried 1,149 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.5%. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the New York Islanders have accumulated 98 goals (32nd in the National Hockey League) on the year and have conceded 105. New York skates onto the rink with 103 power play chances and they have notched 18 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 17.48%.
The player in the crease for this game is Ilya Sorokin. Opponents have been able to score 108 goals against Sorokin in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.26. Sorokin has been in goal for 49 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .922 in his 2,862 minutes played. He has earned an overall record of 27-14-8 and got the start in 48 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Sorokin has accrued 33 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .688. Sorokin has had 1,378 shots against him and has gathered 1,270 total saves.
Their last time out, Edmonton went up against the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Oilers were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 4-1. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this contest and netted 1 goal out of those tries. The Oilers notched 1 goal out of the 41 shots on goal they tried.
Edmonton has attempted 1,468 shots (12th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.54%, while allowing the opposition 1,416 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 76.74% on their oppositions 129 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 89.7%. They have earned 123 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 27.64%. The Oilers have 106 goals at even strength and 34 goals (8th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 146 goals to be scored by of a combination of 116 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Edmonton Oilers have 140 goals, 49 points, and a points percentage of .557.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Mike Smith defending the net. He has gathered 17,304 stops out of 18,979 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .912. Smith has a career record of 285-258-77 and has been in goal for 650 games. He was named a starter in 608 games and his ice time sits at 37,135 minutes. Smith's quality start percentage sits at 53.0% and he has earned 322 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.71 goals/game and he has yielded 1,675 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (-148)
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