Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers - 3/15/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers - 3/15/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (32-23-4) vs Detroit Red Wings (24-28-7)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -333 / Detroit Red Wings +240 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Edmonton Oilers host the Detroit Red Wings in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Detroit Red Wings come into this road contest with an overall record of 24-28-7. Through 59 games, the Red Wings are 5th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 170 times, good for a rank of 22nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Detroit is the 30th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.71 goals per game. So far, the Red Wings have a strength of schedule rating of 10th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 27th ranked team in the NHL.

The Edmonton Oilers get set to host the Detroit Red Wings with an overall record of 32-23-4. This mark places them 3rd in the Pacific division. Through 59 games, the Oilers have scored 193 goals, giving them an average of 3.22. This output gives them a rank of 12th among NHL teams. On defense, Edmonton is the 19th ranked unit, giving up 3.17 goals per contest. So far, the Oilers have played the 17th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Edmonton's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 15th in the NHL.

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Through 54 games, the Detroit Red Wings goal and overall scoring leader is Dylan Larkin with 57 points. He has reached his mark of 27 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.8%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tyler Bertuzzi, who has 24 assists to go along with his 24 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +4.0. Detroit's top goalie is Alex Nedeljkovic, who is giving up an average of 3.23 goals per game.

Through 59 games, Edmonton's leading goal scorer is Leon Draisaitl. With his 39 goals and 42 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 81. On the season, he is turning 19.8% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Oilers have benefited from the strong play of Connor McDavid, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Edmonton's 59 games, he has come up with 32 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.0%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +13. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 2.98 goals per game. In his 34 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 44 percent of the time.

In Detroit's 59 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 33-25-1. So far, taking the over when the Red Wings are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 15-12. On the season, 59.0% of Detroit's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 43.0% of the scoring coming from the Red Wings. Coming into this game, the Oilers have an over-under record of 28-30-1. However, when playing at home, the over has fared better, going 15-13. On the season, 63.0% of Edmonton's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Oilers. Look for this matchup to be a high-scoring game. Even with an over-under line set at 6.5 goals, I expect this matchup to surpass the over-under line.

 

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