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Oilers' Pace has Slowed Since Blistering Start

Edmonton will make the quick turnaround after their thriller against the Islanders last night as they travel to Hockeytown to take on the overachieving Detroit Red Wings. The Oilers remain level with the Blackhawks at the top of the Western Conference despite dropping three of their last four games.

SHARK BITES
  • The Oilers are 6-2 on the puckline in their last 8 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Oilers’ last 9 games.
  • Edmonton has yet not allowed a powerplay goal on the road.

Cam Talbot is the only goalie in the NHL that has started every game so far and he’s posted more than respectable numbers with a .925 save percentage and 2.36 goals against average. With the Oilers on the second-half of a back-to-back, however, it’s unlikely they ask their No. 1 to make his 12th start of the season. If that’s the case, look for Jonas Gustavsson (.908 SV% in 2015-16) between the pipes for Edmonton.

Jimmy Howard will get the start at the other end of the ice and this game could be his undoing. Howard has been posting stats well beyond what he’s now capable of and the Oilers’ high-pressure offense should be able to solve the 32-year-old netminder who has not earned a season save percentage better than .910 since the 2012-13 season.

I like the OVER in this one no matter what the closing number is.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Detroit Red Wings were listed earlier today as -159 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 45.5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 2.7-1.9 win for the Oilers on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Edmonton Oilers vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Red Wings bring a 6-5-1 record to the battle against the 8-3-1 Oilers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 7-4-1 so far and the Oilers go 5-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Edmonton injuries news.

This game puts the Detroit Red Wings, most recently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Edmonton Oilers, who rate a No. 22 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Detroit Red Wings No. 12-ranked offense (2.83 goals per game) against a Edmonton Oilers defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.45 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 15.22% rate while the Oilers have a 90.91% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Edmonton was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Islanders. They won as +101 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Detroit was a 5-3 loser in its last match at home against the Jets. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Edmonton is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Edmonton is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Edmonton's last 9 games
  • Edmonton is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Detroit is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 6-15 ATS in its last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Edmonton at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, November 8th
Detroit at Philadelphia, Tuesday, November 8th

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