Detroit Red Wings vs. Edmonton Oilers - 10/29/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Edmonton Oilers (8-3-1) at Detroit Red Wings (3-8-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +122 / Edmonton Oilers -135 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Edmonton Oilers and Detroit Red Wings meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. James Neal leads Edmonton with 10 goals, Connor McDavid has 15 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 86.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 16 goals on 186 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 14 goals on 179 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.
The Detroit Red Wings need a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 11.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with seven goals, Tyler Bertuzzi has seven assists and Darren Helm has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 21 goals on 212 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 21 goals on 183 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed five goals in six of their las eight games.
The Oilers are 8-2 in their last 10 games as a favorite, 22-8 in their last 30 vs. Eastern Conference and 48-120 in their last 168 Tuesday games. The Red Wings are 17-35 in their last 52 vs. Western Conference, 19-40 in their last 59 games as an underdog and 0-5 in their last 5 home games. The under is 4-0 in Oilers last 4 road games. The over is 7-3-3 in Red Wings last 13 overall. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The Oilers are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in Detroit.
We're getting a cheap price to fade a team that's lost eight straight games. The Detroit Red Wings did look decent in their last effort when pushing the St. Louis Blues to the brink, but losses are losses in this business, and the Red Wings have done nothing but lose. The Edmonton Oilers have also won six of the last nine meetings against the Red Wings. I have no choice but to side with the Oilers.