Rangers vs Oilers Prediction - NHL Picks 10/26/23

Edmonton Oilers (1-4-1) vs New York Rangers (4-2)

Game Info: Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -120 / New York Rangers -102 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at the Rogers Place. 

Rangers Need Strong Defense

The Rangers sit with a 4-2-0 record overall and in the last two games the defense has been good. Over the last two games, the Rangers have given up only two goals total and they are going to need the defense to step up. The Rangers on the season are averaging 3.0 goals while their defense is giving up 2.17 goals per game. The offense is ranked 14th while the defense is ranked 5th. 

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have won 10 of their last 11 night games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Rangers have covered the puck line in each of their last seven night games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Rangers' last four night games at Rogers Place.
  • The Rangers have won the second period in each of their last six night games against Pacific Division opponents.

Oilers Look for Second Favorite Win

The Oilers come into this game with only one win and they are coming off another loss in the last game. In the last game against the Minnesota Wild the defense gave up seven goals and that led to the three goal defeat. Evan Bouchard finished with one goal and two assists. The Oilers should be an elite offensive team but overall they are averaging only 2.833 goals per game. The defense is giving up 4.5 goals per game. They need to be better all over the ice here if they want a chance. 

Oilers Betting Trends

  • The underdogs have won each of the last three games between the Rangers and Oilers.
  • The Oilers have failed to cover the puck line in seven of their last eight games.
  • The underdogs have won the third period in six of the last seven games between the Rangers and Oilers.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Oilers' last 10 games following a road loss.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Rangers are going to find success here. The Oilers are giving up 4.5 goal per game and they are going to really struggle in this game. Look for the Rangers to score at least five goals here and that will be the difference. The Oilers might score three goals, maybe even four, but that isn’t going to be the difference as New York is going to get the job done. Back the Rangers on the money line. 

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

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