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Edmonton Oilers battle vs New York Rangers highlights NHL odds menu

New York Rangers

Edmonton Oilers
41-30-4 March 30, 2014, 08:00 PM | Rexall Place 26-39-9

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting New York duelling Edmonton on Sunday at Rexall Place.

Edmonton battles the Rangers, currently with a 41-30-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 40-32-2 for the Oilers and 30-36-9 for the Rangers. View New York Rangers vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -152 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

This game puts the Oilers, most recently No. 27 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

New York lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Flames on March 28. Bettors who backed the Flames at +133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Oilers were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at +162 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 24-ranked offense (2.49 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.44 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 16.47% rate while the Rangers have a 84.26% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New York at Vancouver, Tuesday, April 1st
Edmonton at San Jose, Tuesday, April 1st