Vegas Golden Knights vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 4/16/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+110) Oilers (-133)
The Edmonton Oilers (43-26-6) will try to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights (41-29-5) at Rogers Place on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Golden Knights at +110 while the Oilers are priced at -133. The over/under is 7.
The Vegas Golden Knights went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6-1 win over the Flames in the last game they played. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the victory. In the matchup, they finished 6 out of the 25 shots they attempted. They also had 4 power play chances and notched 1 goal. Vegas amassed 10 penalty minutes in this outing.
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Vegas Golden Knights opponents have recorded 198 power play opportunities (27th in the NHL) and have scored 45 goals in those chances. The Golden Knights have had 2,249 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .902. Vegas has taken 2,551 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.4%. While at even strength, the Golden Knights have given up 176 goals while scoring 205 as an offensive unit. Vegas comes into tonight with 198 power play chances and they have tallied 35 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 17.68%. For the current season, they have racked up 87 points and their points % is .580. In the matter of scoring goals, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched 240 goals (12th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have conceded 221.
The man protecting the net in this game is Robin Lehner. Lehner has taken the ice for 362 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has accumulated a record of 152-140-49 and he started in 343 games. The opposition has been able to score 925 goals versus Lehner in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.71. Lehner has had 11,090 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 10,165 total saves. His save percentage is .917 in his 20,504 minutes played. In his professional hockey career, Lehner is sitting with 190 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .554.
In their last game, Edmonton squared up with the Predators in a game where the Oilers got the win by a final of 4-0. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and converted 2 goals out of those opportunities. The Oilers netted 4 goals of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking.
This season, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 256 goals, 92 points, and a points percentage of .613. They have allowed 234 goals to be scored by way of 184 goals at even strength and 50 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers are sitting with 199 goals at even strength and 57 goals (5th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 219 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 26.03%. Edmonton has tried 2,536 shots (9th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.09%, while allowing the other team 2,385 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.26% on their oppositions 230 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.2%.
For the opposition you will find Mike Smith protecting the net. He has gathered 17,729 saves out of the 19,443 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .912. Smith has accrued a lifetime record of 295-263-78 and has participated in 666 games. He got the starting nod in 623 games and has played 38,021 mins. Smith's quality start percentage comes out to 53.1% and he has 331 quality starts in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.70 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,714 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (+110)
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