Hurricanes vs Oilers Prediction - NHL Picks 12/6/23

Edmonton Oilers (9-12-1) vs Carolina Hurricanes (14-9-1)

Game Info: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -111 / Carolina Hurricanes -111 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers face off on Wednesday in an NHL showdown at the Rogers Place. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Hurricanes vs Oilers prediction.

Hurricanes Offense Looks to Bounce Back

The Hurricanes offense really looked awful in the last game against the Winnipeg Jets scoring only one goal and that led to the defeat. Two games ago against the Buffalo Sabres the defense gave up six goals and that led to the blowout victory. The Hurricanes overall are averaging 3.38 goals while their defense is giving up 3.21 goals per game. The offense is ranked 8th while the defense is ranked 17th. Sebastian Aho has scored eight goals and added 14 assists so far this season. Carolina is 5th in the Eastern Conference with 29 points, a point behind the Florida Panthers.

Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • The Hurricanes have lost eight of their last nine night games against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Hurricanes have covered the puck line in each of their last four games against the Oilers following a road loss.
  • The Hurricanes have won the first period in four of their last five games at Rogers Place.
  • The 'Over 2.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in three of the Hurricanes' last four games against Pacific Division opponents.

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Oilers are Finally Figuring it Out

The Oilers seem to be finally figuring it out and they have won four games in a row. Over the last four games the Oilers have scored 21 totals. In the last game against the Winnipeg Jets, the Oilers scored three goals and they ended up winning 3-1. The Oilers are averaging 3.31 goals while their defense is giving up 3.59 goals per game. The defense is ranked 29th and they are going to need the defense to be better as the season goes on. Connor McDavid has scored eight goals and added 21 assists. 

Oilers Betting Trends

  • The Oilers have won each of their last four games.
  • The Oilers have failed to cover the puck line in eight of their last 10 games at Rogers Place.
  • The favorites have won the first period in each of the last four games between the Hurricanes and Oilers.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in 14 of the Oilers' last 16 games as home favorites.

Hurricanes vs Oilers Betting Prediction

The Oilers have sure impressed heading into this game and they are going to continue the success again here. The Oilers offense has scored 21 goals over their last four games and they are going to have no issue running up the score again here. The Hurricanes defense scored only one goal in the last game and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Back the Oilers. 

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

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