Columbus Blue Jackets vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 1/25/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+300) Oilers (-385)
The Columbus Blue Jackets (14-30-3) are traveling to Rogers Place on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Edmonton Oilers (27-18-3). The moneyline on this matchup has Columbus at +300 while Edmonton is priced at -385. The total is 7.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-3 loss to the Flames in their previous contest . Columbus recorded 11 penalty minutes in this matchup. They also had 4 power play chances and were able to notch 2 goals. The Blue Jackets had an average offensive performance in this loss. While out there on the ice, they finished 3 out of the 25 shots they tried.
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Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have tallied 152 power play tries (14th in the NHL) and have notched 34 goals in those attempts. The Blue Jackets so far have had 1,652 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .889. Columbus has tried 1,358 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.9%. At even strength, the Blue Jackets have conceded 149 goals while having 101 on offense. Columbus has compiled 125 power play chances and they have notched 20 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 16.00%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 31 points and their points percentage sits at .330. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Columbus Blue Jackets have accounted for 121 goals (30th in pro hockey) on the season and have given up 183.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Joonas Korpisalo. Korpisalo has taken the ice for 202 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has a mark of 83-75-23 and he has started in 182 games. The opposition has been able to score 566 goals against Korpisalo in his career and his goals against average per contest is 3.07. Korpisalo has had 5,795 shots taken against him and he has 5,229 saves. He has a save percentage of .902 for his 11,078 minutes guarding the cage. Over the course of his pro career, Korpisalo has accrued 87 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .478.
In their last game, Edmonton went up against the Canucks in a matchup where the Oilers got the win by a final of 4-2. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this one and scored 1 on that try. The Oilers earned 4 goals of the 29 shots on goal they took.
For the season, the Edmonton Oilers have a total of 178 goals, 57 points, as well as a points percentage of .594. They have permitted 155 goals to be scored by of a combination of 112 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers have racked up 125 goals at even strength and 53 goals (1st in hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 171 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 30.99%. Edmonton has tried 1,575 shots (6th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.30%, while allowing their opponents 1,540 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 74.85% on their opponents 171 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.9%.
For the opposition you are going to see Stuart Skinner in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.88 goals/game and he has yielded 112 goals altogether. Skinner's percentage of quality starts is 56.4% and he has qualified for 22 quality starts in his career. He was named a starter in 39 games and has been on the ice for 2,336 mins. Skinner is sitting with a career mark of 20-16-2 and has played in 41 games. He has racked up 1,173 saves out of 1,285 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (-385)
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