Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Oilers vs. Penguins NHL Odds
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(15-5-0) Edmonton Oilers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (10-7-5)
Date: Wednesday, December 1st
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Venue: Rogers Arena
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Penguins +114 Oilers -120 (Bet Now!
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Oilers -1.5 +175 Penguins +1.5 -210
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.0
The Edmonton Oilers are getting wins right now despite being banged up. They are without two of their top d-men Duncan Keith and Darnell Nurse, as well as Mike Smith who continues to linger on IR.
Mikko Koskinen and Stuart Skinner have held the fort down though and Edmonton is looking to win 6 straight at home tomorrow night at Rogers Arena which is one of the toughest places to get win as a road dog this year. The Oilers have an impressive 8-1-0 record on their home sheet.
They continue to get it done on the power play, at a 39.0% conversion rate this is not a unit you want to take penalties against. They are number 1 in the league and on the penalty kill they sit at 5 overall.
Mikko Koskinen is expected to start this game and he has been spectacular this year. After some very disappointing campaigns he has started this season 11-2, after Mike Smith went down he has stepped up in a big way.
The biggest reason for this teams success however is their two stars McDavid and Draisitl who continue to dominate each and every night. Leon leads the league with 20 goals and 20 assists and in 20 games, an absurd pace yet we have grown accustomed to seeing it from this guy. And his partner in crime Connor McDavid sits right behind him with 36 points on the year good for 3rd in the league.
This team is actually being outscored 5 on 5 (46-43) but they are second in the league with 3.75 goals per game, and they also are in 1st in the league with an 11.5 shooting percentage.
Finally, they are 10-10 ATS this season. Although I do not like that stat, nor do I take pucklines very often as I see them as relatively low percentage win margin. I do like them to cover this juice at +175.
The Penguins have had a rocky start to their year. Without most of their core to begin the campaign they have fallen behind a bit in a tough metro division. They sit at 4th spot, they are still without Malkin likely for an extended period now as reported today by team management, but with Crosby returning as well as Letang this team expects to gain some ground.
They are struggling to produce offence, they are 19th in the league in goals per game with 2.82 and an abysmal 26th in powerplay percentage with a 14.3 conversion rate. However, they are second in the league in shots on goal with 35.4 per game and so I do expect them to breakthrough at some point at that clip.
their record on the road is 5-2-1-2 and they are 10-12 ATS this season
NHL Betting Trends:
- Penguins are losers of 2 straight
- Penguins are 5-4-1 in their last 10
- Oilers are winners of 2 straight games
- Oilers are 12-8 hitting the over
Free Oilers vs Penguins Prediction
In this game, I like the Oilers to win and cover the Puckline -1.5 +175, great value their!
4* Free NHL Betting Pick Edmonton Oilers -1.5:
Heading into their game with the Penguins, the Oilers have a 6-4 record over their past ten contests.
A key to this recent success is special teams, being atop the league in both PK and PP.
In Edmonton’s 20 games they have hit the over 12 times.
Taking the Oilers this year is a smart bet, at 15-5 their win % is 70.
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