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Crosby and McDavid headline superstar showdown

Fans of the two most exciting players in the NHL had this game circled on their calendar. Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers roll into Pittsburgh to face Sidney Crosby and the Penguins. Both teams are looking for answers after mixed results early in the season.

  • The Oilers are 1-5 SU in their last six games against the Penguins.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Penguins’ last five games.
  • Connor McDavid hasn’t scored a goal since opening night.

In their last six games, Edmonton sports a 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS record. It’s not quite as bad as the Oilers’ outputs prior to McDavid’s arrival but the trend is concerning. The good news is the Oilers could get a boost with the potential return of Leon Draisaitl back to the top line on McDavid’s wing. They’ll need it as they rank second-last in the league, averaging only two goals per game.

Pittsburgh, on the other hand, ranks 11th at 3.33 goals per game and is coming off back-to-back road losses in Florida and Tampa Bay. Getting back to the PPG Paints Arena may be exactly what the Pens need if they don’t want to continue their skid against a desperate Edmonton team. Pittsburgh’s moneyline hovers at -150 and it may be the safest pick for bettors as the Pens are 2-1 SU at home.

The total for Tuesday’s game opened at 6 and bettors should consider the OVER based on Pittsburgh’s scoring output at home. In three games at their barn, the Penguins have scored 12 goals. With Edmonton allowing just over three goals per game this season, place a wager on the OVER and watch the fireworks from these two superstars.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL hockey oddsmakers at Bovada had the Pittsburgh Penguins as -151 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those OVER/UNDER betting saw the line open at 6 at BetOnline.

A 3.5-2.6 result in favor of the Penguins is the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Edmonton Oilers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh will face the 2-5-0 Oilers. In totals betting, the Penguins are 7-2 in OVER/UNDER betting so far this season while the Edmonton Oilers are 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Edmonton injuries news.

The OddsShark NHL Power Rankings have the Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 9 and the Edmonton Oilers at No. 6 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 3.33 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 19 at 3.14 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 32.43% while the Oilers defense kills off 72.41% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Edmonton was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Flyers. They lost as +108 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 7-1 result against the Lightning on October 21. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Edmonton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Edmonton is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Edmonton is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Edmonton

Next Betting Matchups

Edmonton home to Dallas, Thursday, October 26
Pittsburgh home to Winnipeg, Thursday, October 26