Oilers face Detroit Red Wings: NHL odds preview and stats
Edmonton Oilers vs Detroit Red Wings Odds
The Red Wings get a visit from the Edmonton Oilers in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
This season the Red Wings are 11-8-4 overall while the Oilers are 8-9-5. As for the totals, Detroit is 10-11-2 on the OU, and Edmonton is 7-12-3.
The Red Wings were listed earlier today as -163 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.
This game matches up the No. 17 (Red Wings) and the No. 24 (Oilers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 18-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 14.9% rate while the Oilers have a 85.4% rate on the penalty kill.
The Oilers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Detroit won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Avalanche on March 5. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at -160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Columbus are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Oilers at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Edmonton's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Detroit is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Edmonton at Nashville, Friday, March 8
Detroit at Columbus, Saturday, March 9