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(30-23-11) New York Islanders vs. Edmonton Oilers (35-22-8)
Date: Tuesday, March 7th
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Rogers Place
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Oilers -150
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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This will be the sixth game on a nine game road trip for the Islanders, having lost their last one Sunday in Calgary. The Islanders remain 1pt up on the Maple Leafs for the final wildcard spot in the East.
As for the Oilers they are playing in a playoff atmosphere these days, as the team and fans look to their first postseason appearance since 2006.
New York Islanders
The Islanders have weathered the storm of this lengthy and ill-timed road trip, having picked up 7 points in 6 games. A 7-0 drubbing at the hands of Columbus in game #3 didn’t help any, but they bounced back to win in Dallas their next game.
Playing in the stacked Metropolitan division means the best the Islanders can hope for is a first round match-up versus the Capitals.
The Islanders give up a lot of goals, 5th most in the league, but they have gotten a lot of scoring help this year. Anders Lee has really stepped up his game this season.
He’s got 23 goals already this year after having only scored 15 all of last year. Lee joins Tavares as the top goalscorers on the team, with Tavares looking like he’ll notch 30 goals for the 4th time in his career this season.
While playing the Capitals in the first round doesn’t sound too appealing, it still beats missing the postseason for the first time in 3 years.
With a young and hungry Maple Leafs team just one point behind them in the standings, they will need to play strong for the remainder of this long road trip.
The Oilers come into this one having beaten Detroit 4-3 in front of a lively home crowd on Saturday. It was the first game back at home for the club since February 16th. They picked up 6 points from 6 road games to close out February.
The Oilers are in front of their hometown fans for all but 2 games in March. In a bizarre year for scheduling, the Oilers are heading into a stretch where theyplay 12 of their next 14 games at home.
They only have 5 road games left all year!
Playing that many home games to close out the year in front of a fanbase that hasn’t been to the playoffs in over a decade should provide an energy boost to the team’s youthful core.
Eberle, McDavid, and Nugent-Hopkins will finally get a chance to show what they can do when the games really matter, which should be entertaining to watch.
Edmonton isn’t just playing to get into the playoffs on a hot streak however, they are in a race for seeding.
They are 2 points up on Anaheim for the 2nd seed in the Pacific, but also only 5 back of San Jose for 1st in the division.
Considering the home-centric schedule the Oilers have upcoming, making up 5 points is completely achievable.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Home team has won 15 of last 17 meetings
- Edmonton have won 7 of last 10 at home
- Oilers have dropped 7 of last 10 vs Metropolitan
- Under is 10-3-1 in the last 14 meetings
Free New York Islanders vs. Edmonton Oilers NHL Hockey Prediction:
Edmonton started this homestand out with an energetic win against Detroit, and things should just get better for them from there. The Islanders are going to come in tired, while the Oilers know they only have to hit the road twice more this regular season.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Oilers -1.5!
The Oilers should dispatch a tired Islanders team Tuesday night.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Islanders 2 – Oilers 4
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