Edmonton Oilers vs. Detroit Red Wings - 10/18/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers vs. Detroit Red Wings - 10/18/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (3-4) at Edmonton Oilers (6-1)

NHL Hockey: Friday, October 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

The Line: Edmonton Oilers -221 / Detroit Red Wings +184 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers meet Friday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Detroit Red Wings could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 11.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with six goals, Dylan Larkin has five assists and Darren Helm has 16 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 72.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 10 goals on 111 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 10 goals on 89 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed a combined 14 goals in their last three games.

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The Edmonton Oilers look to keep the puck rolling while building on an impressive 6-1-0 record. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 45 percent of their power play opportunities. James Neal leads Edmonton with eight goals, Connor McDavid has 12 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 85 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 10 goals on 120 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed eight goals on 110 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in six of their first seven games.

The Red Wings are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home underdog and 18-39 in their last 57 road games. The Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite. The over is 2-0-4 in Red Wings last 6 overall. The over is 6-1 in Oilers last 7 games as a favorite. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The Red Wings are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers have won five of the last eight meetings against the Detroit Red Wings and have been one of the more impressive teams out of the gate. The Red Wings hav been a mess defensively these last few games and are now on the end of a back to back, which likely doesn't improve matters. I'll continue to back the red hot Edmonton Oilers, and I'll take the PL for increased value. 

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