Oilers vs Flyers Prediction - NHL Picks 10/19/23

Philadelphia Flyers (2-1) vs Edmonton Oilers (1-2)

Game Info: Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers +170 / Edmonton Oilers -217 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at the Wells Fargo Center. 

Oilers Finally Pick UP First Win

The Oilers have finally picked up their first win after really struggling with the defense in the first two games. On Wednesday the Oilers scored six goals while the defense gave up only one goal. The star of the game was Leon Draisaitl who scored two goals and added two assists. Zach Hyman also had a huge game finishing with one goal and three assists. In this game, the Oilers defense is going to need to step up here. 

Oilers Betting Trends

  • The Oilers have lost four of their last five games as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The Oilers have covered the puck line in five of their last six games at Wells Fargo Center.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Oilers' last 12 games as favorites.
  • The favorites have won the third period in four of the Oilers' last five games at Wells Fargo Center.

Flyers Defense Needs to be Strong

The Flyers come into this game with a 2-1-0 record and they are coming off a big victory in the last game. The Flyers scored two goals against the Vancouver Canucks but even more impressive was the defense giving up zero goals. Carter Hart was in goal and he saved all 26 shots that he faced. In the one loss the Flyers defense gave up five goals to the Ottawa Senators and that can’t happen again here. 

Flyers Betting Trends

  • The Flyers have won each of their last four night games.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in five of the last six games between the Oilers and Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.
  • The favorites have won the third period in four of the last five games between the Oilers and Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Flyers' last six games.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Flyers defense showed some holes in Game 2 and the Oilers offense has been good all season. I don’t trust this Oilers defense though and they are going to really struggle again in this game. This is going to be a game where there is trouble with goaltending by both teams, and this game is going to be high scoring. This game could go over 10 or 11 goals and the over is going to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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