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Oilers vs Red Wings Hockey Game Preview

Edmonton OilersDetroit Red Wings
Feb 9, 2:00 PM | Joe Louis Arena

Edmonton Oilers vs Detroit Red Wings Odds

4-3-3TEAM RECORD5-4-1

NHL wagering interest swings to the Detroit vs Edmonton battle on Saturday at Joe Louis Arena as the Red Wings try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Red Wings sit at 5-4-1 on the season; in comparison, the Oilers are currently 4-3-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Detroit is 6-4 OU, and Edmonton is 2-7-1 OU.

View Edmonton vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Red Wings as -157 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Red Wings at No. 16 and the Oilers at No. 20 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 12% while the Oilers defense kills off 87.2% of their penalties.

The Oilers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at +102 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

In their last action, Detroit was a 5-1 winner on the road against the Blues. Bettors on Detroit at +170 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Oilers at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Edmonton's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games
Edmonton is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Edmonton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games at home
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Edmonton at Columbus, Sunday, February 10
Detroit home to Los Angeles, Sunday, February 10