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Oilers face Detroit Red Wings: NHL odds preview and stats

Edmonton OilersDetroit Red Wings
March 7, 7:30 PM | Joe Louis Arena

Edmonton Oilers vs Detroit Red Wings Odds

8-9-5TEAM RECORD11-8-4

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

This season the Red Wings are 11-8-4 overall while the Oilers are 8-9-5. As for the totals, Detroit is 10-11-2 on the OU, and Edmonton is 7-12-3.

View Edmonton vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Wings were listed earlier today as -163 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 17 (Red Wings) and the No. 24 (Oilers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 18-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 14.9% rate while the Oilers have a 85.4% rate on the penalty kill.

The Oilers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Detroit won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Avalanche on March 5. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at -160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Columbus are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Oilers at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Edmonton's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Detroit is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Edmonton at Nashville, Friday, March 8
Detroit at Columbus, Saturday, March 9