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Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers
8-4-2 November 02, 2013, 10:00 PM | Rexall Place 3-9-2

The Oilers get a visit from the Detroit Red Wings in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Oilers currently sport a record of 3-9-2. The Red Wings are 8-4-2. Betting totals have seen the Oilers post a 7-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Red Wings have gone 6-6-2 against the number.

View Detroit Red Wings vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

The Oilers were listed earlier today as 105 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 14-rated Red Wings taking on the No. 26-rated Oilers in this contest.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Flames on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at -120 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Edmonton was a 4-0 loser in its last match at home against the Maple Leafs. They lost as +110 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 19-ranked offense (2.57 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.64 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 13.04% rate while the Red Wings have a 82.69% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Detroit at Atlanta, Monday, November 4th
Edmonton at Florida, Tuesday, November 5th