New Jersey Devils vs. Edmonton Oilers - 10/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Edmonton Oilers (3-0) at New Jersey Devils (0-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils -125 / Edmonton Oilers +105 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils meet Thursday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The Edmonton Oilers look for another victory to build on they promising 3-0-0 start to the NHL season. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 4.5 goals per game and are scoring on 28.6 percent of their power play opportunities. James Neal leads Edmonton with six goals, Connor McDavid has six assists and Leon Draisaitl has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 88.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up seven goals on 65 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed two goals on 27 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in six of their last nine games.
The New Jersey Devils are still looking for their first victory after losing to the Philadelphia Flyers last night. The New Jersey Devils are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Blake Coleman leads New Jersey with two goals, Taylor Hall has two assists and Nikita Gusev has six shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 5.5 goals per game and are killing 50 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up two goals on 21 shots faced and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed nine goals on 45 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Oilers are 60-28 in their last 88 Thursday games, 112-236 in their last 348 games as a road underdog and 20-46 in their last 66 games as an underdog. The Devils are 36-15 in their last 51 games as a home favorite, 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 4-0 in Oilers last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Devils last 5 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in New Jersey.
The Edmonton Oilers have won six of the last nine meetings against the New Jersey Devils, and they enter this contest playing better hockey and are the more rested team. The Devils have been absolutely terrible defensively through three games and we could see some tired legs with them playing last night. While the Edmonton Oilers probably won't be able to keep up this level of play throughout the season, we're getting plus money with the team in better form along with a rest advantage. Give me the Oilers on the road.