Edmonton Oilers at Carolina Hurricanes - 2/27/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers at Carolina Hurricanes - 2/27/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes (36-11-4) vs Edmonton Oilers (29-20-3)

Game Info: Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -208 / Edmonton Oilers +166 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Carolina Hurricanes host the Edmonton Oilers in Sunday NHL Action.

The Edmonton Oilers come into this road contest with an overall record of 28-20-3. Through 51 games, the Oilers are 4th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 171 times, good for a rank of 11th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Edmonton is the 23rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.25 goals per game. So far, the Oilers have a strength of schedule rating of 19th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 16th ranked team in the NHL.

The Carolina Hurricanes get set to host the Edmonton Oilers with an overall record of 36-11-4. This mark places them 1st in the Metropolitan division. Through 51 games, the Hurricanes have scored 180 goals, giving them an average of 3.51. This output gives them a rank of 6th among NHL teams. On defense, Carolina is the 1st ranked unit, giving up 2.37 goals per contest. So far, the Hurricanes have played the 27th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Carolina's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 2nd in the NHL.

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Through 51 games, the Edmonton Oilers goal and overall scoring leader is Leon Draisaitl, with 73 points. He has reached his mark of 35 goals, on a shooting percentage of 19.9%. So far, 40.0% of his goals have come during power playtime. Behind him is Connor McDavid, who has 45 assists to go along with his 28 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +10. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen who is giving up an average of 3.13 goals per game.

Through 51 games, Carolina's leading goal scorer is Andrei Svechnikov. With his 22 goals and 26 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 48. On the season, he is turning 13.2% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Hurricanes have benefited from the strong play of Sebastian Aho, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Carolina's 51 games, he has come up with 22 goals on a shooting percentage of 15.7%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +11.0. Carolina's top goalie is Frederik Andersen, who is giving up an average of 2.06 goals per game. In his 37 games played, he has turned in 21 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Oilers have an over-under record of 24-26. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 11-14. On the season, 65.0% of Edmonton's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Oilers. In Carolina's 51 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 26-24. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 11-12. On the season 53.0% of Carolina's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 59.0% of the scoring coming from the Hurricanes. Look for this game to finish above the line of 6 goals.

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