Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Oilers vs. Devils NHL Odds
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(7-21-4) Edmonton Oilers vs. New Jersey Devils (21-7-1)
Date: Friday December 31st
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Prudential Center, New Jersey
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Oilers -160 Devils +135 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Oilers -1.5 +145 Devils +1.5 -200
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.5
The Oilers travel to New Jersey for New Years Eve hockey, after a disappointing loss to The Blues. The awaiting team, are riding high after a beautiful victory over Buffalo on Wednesday night.
Can Edmonton change their luck Friday, or will they continue to stutter into The New Year?
The Oiler’s have dominated The Devils in recent memory, capturing 7 out of their last 10 games played against each other. Moreover, the betting goal totals for that same span, resulted in a 5-4-1 record.
On the offensive glass, The Oilers possess two of the most dangerous goal scorers in the NHL today. As a result, they’re averaging 3.4 goals, on 32.8 shots per outing; which currently rank 7th, and 13th, respectfully.
Furthermore, this offensive group carries the number one powerplay in the entire league, by way of capitalizing an astounding 31.5% of their chances.
Defensively, Edmonton is struggling mightily, ranking 21st for shots against, and 26th for goals against per tilt; by the numbers, they’re allowing 3.1 goals, on a median of 32.9 shots against per game. However, their PK% is shockingly stout at 82.6%, which in return ranks 8th.
New Jersey Devils
The Devils are playing horribly as of late, only capturing 2 wins in their last 10 games played. Although, they’re recently coming off of a win, although they were the favorite, as they were playing the even worse Sabres.
Offensively speaking, New Jersey’s only achieving 2.7 goals, on 31.4 shots per matchup; unfortunately only ranking 23rd, and 17th, dreadfully. More so, The Devils have the second worst powerplay in the NHL, as they only score 13.8% of their opportunities.
On the defensive board, The Devils play their best hockey, as they rank 10th for shots against, and 15th for their PK%. However, their goaltenders are stumbling, as they’re allowing 3.4 goals per game, which ranks a paltry 24th.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Edmonton is 2-7 SU in their last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton’s last 7 games played.
- New Jersey is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jerseys last 6 games played
- Edmonton is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against New Jersey
Free Edmonton Oilers vs. New Jersey Devils NHL Prediction
Edmonton started off the season strong, taking first place in the league at multiple points, early. Unfortunately, they’ve faltered from there, only winning 3 of their last 10 games played.
Nonetheless, The Devils are playing even worse, against significantly worse talent. And for that, we expect a bounce back performance for The Oilers.
However, the current moneyline would cost you significant juice, and the puckline is risky with Edmonton’s recent shaky performances.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: OVER 6.5
Unfortunately, the trends buck in opposite ways for the total at first glance, however this game possesses amazing shooters, and arguably bad goaltenders. Moreover, 5 out of New Jersey’s last 6 games cashed the over; while 7 out of New Jersey’s last 8 as an underdog, also resulted in an over.
All things considered, we’re siding with Edmonton’s elite stars, to light up this horrible Devil’s squad on this New Years Eve matchup.
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