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Edmonton Oilers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Preview

Pittsburgh Penguins

Edmonton Oilers
32-12-1 January 10, 2014, 10:00 PM | Rexall Place 14-27-5

The Edmonton Oilers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Penguins invade Rexall Place on Friday.

The Oilers currently sport a record of 14-27-5. The Penguins are 32-12-1. Betting totals have seen the Oilers post a 27-18-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Penguins have gone 20-21-4 against the number.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Oilers as 153 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 3-rated Penguins taking on the No. 29-rated Oilers in this contest.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Canucks on January 7. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Blues at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -180 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 21-ranked offense (2.59 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.38 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 17.39% rate while the Penguins have a 88.81% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Calgary, Saturday, January 11th
Edmonton at Chicago, Sunday, January 12th