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Will We Finally See a Shootout Between Penguins and Oilers?

The Pittsburgh Penguins are hoping to right the ship on their five-game road trip when they face the Edmonton Oilers tonight at Rogers Place. After back-to-back losses in Minnesota and Winnipeg this past week, they now face a desperate Oilers team that is 3-7 SU in 10 games this season.

Shark Bites
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in its last five games. The Pens were outscored 18-7 in those contests.
  • Edmonton is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games against Pittsburgh.
  • Edmonton is scoring 2.20 goals per game this season, ranking last in the NHL.

Bettors and experts who expected fireworks when these clubs met a week ago likely came away disappointed in the lack of scoring (final score was 2-1). However, with the total opening at 6, you should still consider placing a wager on the OVER and here’s why. The OVER has hit in five of Edmonton’s six home games this season. Also, Pittsburgh brings the heat when playing on the road. The total has gone OVER in six of the Penguins’ eight road games this year. These trends alone are enough to justify throwing some money down on a potentially high-scoring affair.

When it comes to the actual outcome of the game, the Edmonton Oilers are a hard team to get a read on. After finally breaking through and getting to the postseason last year, Edmonton has reverted back to the Oilers of recent memory who drafted first overall in four of five drafts. They’re 2-4 SU and 1-5 ATS at home this season and placing a wager on the Oilers puckline or moneyline may be a fool’s errand until they show some consistency.

The reigning Stanley Cup champions have also been hit-or-miss on the road this year. The Penguins are 3-5 SU and 2-6 ATS in their eight games away from PPG Paints Arena. There is value at +100 for the Penguins moneyline and it should be the only consideration for bettors as Pittsburgh’s +1.5 puckline is an awful value, opening at -250.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Edmonton sat as -110 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 6 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

OddsShark score prediction models pick a 3.1-2.8 result in favor of the Oilers today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Edmonton Oilers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Edmonton Oilers are 3-6-1 so far on the season. The Pittsburgh Penguins, meanwhile, are 7-5-1. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Edmonton go 5-5 and the Penguins go 8-5 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Edmonton vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the Oilers, most recently No. 13 in the OddsShark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Penguins, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Edmonton's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 2.2 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.85 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 12.12% while the Penguins defense kills off 81.13% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Penguins were a 7-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at +102 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Edmonton was a 5-2 loser in its last match at home against the Capitals. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Calgary, Thursday, November 2
Edmonton home to New Jersey, Friday, November 3

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