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Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Oilers vs. Rangers NHL Odds
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(18-12-2) Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Rangers (20-8-4)
Date: Monday January 3rd
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Oilers +105 Rangers -138 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Oilers +1.5 -250 Rangers -1.5 +170
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.5
The New York Rangers await The Oilers in the legendary MSG, while riding momentum after beating Tampa Bay by a 4-0 margin on Sunday. Unfortunately, Edmonton comes into this game after losing a close overtime match to The Islanders on New Year’s Day.
The Oilers began the season in elite form, even capturing first in the league on multiple occasions. However, they’ve now lost 8 of their last 10 games, and are unable to put together a win.
Offensively speaking, Edmonton’s roster showcases some of the best talent in the NHL, but yet have proved consistency. Although, they’re averaging an impressive 3.4 goals, on 32.5 shots per outing; which ranks 8th and 13th in the entire league.
Moreover, The Oilers have the best powerplay out of all 32 teams, by scoring on an astonishing 31.2% of their chances.
Defensively, Edmonton’s unfortunately ranked 21st for goals, and 26th for shots. This has been made possible by allowing a staggering 3.2 goals, on an average of 33.1 shots against per game.
However, they do have some positivity on their defense, as their PK% is ranked 14th in the league at 81.3%.
New York Rangers
The Rangers enter this game feeling invincible, after extraordinary beating The Stanley Cup champs twice in a row.
On the offensive glass, New York’s currently scoring 2.9 times, on a median of 28.5 shots per outing. Which together rank 17th and 29th, dreadfully. That being said, they do have the 7th ranked PP%, by capitalizing on 25.3% of their chances.
Defensively speaking, The Rangers are amazingly ranked 5th in both PK%, and goals against per game; by only allowing 2.5 goals, and boasting a 84.5 PK%.
Regrettably, they’re allowing an unfortunate 31.8 shots per game, which ranks a poor 17th league wide.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Edmonton is 5-1 SU in their last 6 Monday games.
- The total has gone OVER in Edmonton’s last 5 Monday games.
- New York is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games playing in the third game of a 3 in 4 situation.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 out of New York’s last 6 Monday games.
- Edmonton is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against New York.
Free Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Rangers NHL Prediction
On paper, The Oilers shouldn’t have an issue Monday night. However, they’ve completely unhinged in the last month, and now two major pieces are out of the lineup.
For substance, goaltender Mike Smith is out of the game, and so is the very elite, Nugent-Hopkins.
Furthermore, New York’s due for a win over Edmonton after losing to them since 2018. That being said, both teams are very inconsistent, but seem to score at a very high rate as of late.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: OVER 6.5
For example, the last two times these teams faced off, they combined for an outlandish 23 goals. Additionally, Edmonton barely squeaked by in an overtime upset in their last meeting.
For all of the reasons listed above, we have to lean on the best possible result, and in this case its the over. Both squads are unreliable on the moneyline, but cash a ton of overs playing against each other.
Additionally, both backup goaltenders are expected to start, and there’s a ton of offensive firepower on the ice.
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