Oilers vs Islanders Prediction - NHL Picks 12/19/23

New York Islanders (14-8-8) vs Edmonton Oilers (13-14-1)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 7:30 pm (UBS Arena)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders +115 / Edmonton Oilers -143 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers face off on Tuesday in an NHL showdown at the UBS Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Oilers vs Islanders prediction.

Oilers Starting to Struggle Again

The Oilers looked to be turning it around but now they have lost two straight games. Two games ago against the Tampa Bay Lightning, they lost 7-4 and in the last game against the Florida Panthers, they were defeated 5-1. The Oilers on the season is averaging 3.43 goals while their defense is giving up 3.46 goals per game. Connor McDavid has scored 11 goals and added 30 assists so far this season. 

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Islanders Struggled in Last Game

The Islanders have played well this season, but they really struggled in the last game. The Islanders faced off against the Canadiens and the defense gave up five goals on the way to the defeat. Brock Nelson did have a strong game scoring two goals. The Islanders on the season are averaging 3.1 goals while their defense is giving up 3.23 goals per game. The offense is ranked 17th while the defense is ranked 20th. Mathew Brazal has scored 10 goals and added 22 assists. 

Oilers vs Islanders Betting Prediction

The Islanders are the better team and they are going to have no issue running up the score in this game. The Oilers defense is awful giving up 3.23 goals per game and they are going to really struggle again in this game. The Islanders are going to score at least five or six goals and that is going to be the difference here as they are going to get the job done. Back the Islanders on the money line

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