Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 2/12/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
The Montreal Canadiens (20-27-4) will try to beat the Edmonton Oilers (29-18-5) at Bell Centre on Sunday.
The Edmonton Oilers had a decent effort after finishing in a 1-1 tie against the Flyers in their previous contest . Edmonton accumulated 6 penalty minutes for this game. Furthermore, they had 1 power play attempt but didn't get a goal. The Oilers had a below average offensive outing in this game. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 1 of the 35 shots they attempted.
In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have tallied 193 goals (1st in hockey) on the season and have conceded 164. For the year, they sit with 63 points and their points percentage is sitting at .606. Edmonton has accounted for 179 power play chances and they have scored 57 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 31.84%. When at even strength, the Oilers have surrendered 120 goals while notching 136 of their own. Edmonton has taken 1,716 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.3%. The Oilers have seen 1,664 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .901. Edmonton Oilers opponents have 184 power play tries (4th in the NHL) and have earned 44 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Stuart Skinner. Throughout his time in hockey, Skinner has recorded 23 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .561. His save percentage is .914 for his 2,463 minutes played. Skinner has had 1,348 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 1,232 saves. Opponents have been able to score 116 goals against Skinner in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.83. He has amassed a win-loss record of 20-16-4 and he was named the starter in 41 games. Skinner has been in goal for 43 games over the course of his hockey career.
Their last time out, Montreal faced off against the Senators in a game where the Canadiens were on the wrong end of the score by a score of 5-4. They had 5 power play chances in this one and tallied 2 out of those tries. The Canadiens scored 4 goals of the 32 shots on goal they pursued.
The Canadiens have scored 105 goals at even strength and 25 goals (30th in the league) while on the power play. Montreal has put up 1,420 shots (30th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.15%, while allowing their opponents 1,733 shots. This season, the Montreal Canadiens are sitting with 130 goals, 44 points, in addition to a points percentage of .431. They have permitted 189 goals to be scored by way of 140 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 160 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 15.63%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 72.78% on their oppositions 180 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.1%.
Across the rink you will find Jake Allen in net. Allen is sitting with a lifetime mark of 178-143-37 and has been in goal for 382 games. Allen's percentage of quality starts is 52.2% and he has made 189 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has accrued 9,615 saves out of 10,574 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .909. Opponents are averaging 2.68 goals per game and he has given up 959 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 362 contests and has been on the ice for 21,498 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton
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