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(41-16-8) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Edmonton Oilers (35-23-8)
Date: Friday March 10th
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Pittsburgh -118
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Pittsburgh -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Pittsburgh Penguins, winners of three straight including a big 7-4 win over Winnipeg, head to Edmonton to take on the Oilers.
Edmonton, coming off a loss to the New York Islanders, will look to bounce back and grab a win against a very tough Pittsburgh squad.
The Penguins’ offense has been fantastic all season. It’s a major reason why this team has 41 wins thus far. The team sits atop the NHL in goals scored, putting up 230 through 65 games.
The scoring has been led by captain Sidney Crosby, who has 34 goals and 36 assists in 59 games this season. He has three assists over his last five games. Evgeni Malkin has been fantastic as well.
He has 31 goals and 39 assists in 58 games. Over his last five, he has six goals and three assists.
Now, the defense has left a lot to be desired at times. Ranked 18th in the league in goals against, the Penguins aren’t great at stopping the puck despite having great goaltending. Matt Murray is having a great season. He is 25-8-3 with a 2.39 goals against average and a .923 save percentage.
The Penguins will have to stop the puck in order to beat an Edmonton team that boasts the future of hockey in Connor McDavid, a guy who can score and create offense at will.
Sitting 2nd in the Pacific Division, the Edmonton Oilers can almost taste the playoffs, something that second-year superstar Connor McDavid will be very much looking forward to.
The Oilers have played some great hockey this season, relying on a good mix of offense and defense to get things done.
The Oilers aren’t particularly dominant on one side of the ice, but do things well on both ends. Edmonton ranks 11th in the league in goals scored (188) and 10th in the league in goals against (174).
Cam Talbot has done a solid job in goal, posting a 33-19-7 record with a .919 save percentage. However, he’s lost three of his last five starts.
McDavid, a captain in just his second year, has been wonderful. He has 22 goals and 52 assists in 66 games this season. Over his last five games, he has two goals and four assists.
Center Leon Draisaitl has played great hockey as well. He has 23 goals and 32 assists, including a goal and an assist over his last five games.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Edmonton is 7-5 SU in the last 12 games at home
- The OVER is 4-2 in Pittsburgh’s last six games
Free Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Edmonton Oilers NHL Hockey Prediction:
Pittsburgh will look to put up another big number on the scoreboard against Edmonton. Edmonton will have to do a lot on offense to keep up with this team.
Despite the scorers for the Oilers, I expect the Penguins to get the W in this one.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh ML
Pittsburgh is playing great hockey and has the best offense in the NHL right now. I like the money line for the Penguins, despite the team being on the road.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins 4 – Edmonton 3
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