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Oilers open as moneyline underdog vs Penguins

Edmonton Oilers

Pittsburgh Penguins
1-4-1 October 15, 2013, 07:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre 4-1-0

The Pittsburgh Penguins battle the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday in NHL betting action at Consol Energy Centre.

The Penguins sport records of 4-1-0 heading into this matchup, while the Oilers sit at 1-4-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-2 for the Penguins and 5-1 for the Oilers.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Oilers listed earlier today as underdogs of 195 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6, depending on the book.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Penguins and the No. 18-rated Oilers in this matchup.

Edmonton lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Capitals on October 14. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -168 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Penguins were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 4 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 29 at 4.83 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 35.71% while the Oilers defense kills off 66.67% of their penalties.

Next up:
Edmonton at New York, Thursday, October 17th
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Thursday, October 17th