Edmonton Oilers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Oilers vs. Penguins TV Coverage: NBCSN
Edmonton Oilers Record and Metrics
Edmonton has been a terrible play at Offshore sportsbooks with a record of 24-26-5. The Oilers have gone under the total in 24 of their 55 games. Edmonton is in one of their worst stretches of the season in which they have lost seven of their last eight games. The Oil has gone over the total in six of their last eight games. Edmonton has NHL rankings of 23rd for goals scored, eighth for the power play, 27th for goals against, and 30th for penalty killing.
Pittsburgh Penguins Record and Metrics
Pittsburgh has a record at online sportsbooks of 28-20-5-2 with just 24 of their 55 games going under the total. The Penguins hold the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference by a single point over the Carolina Hurricanes. Pittsburgh has NHL rankings of sixth for goal scoring, seventh for the power play, 20th for goals against, and 10th for the penalty kill. The Pens have lost six of their last eight games with three of their last four going under the total.
Edmonton has been a long-term subpar value on the road with just seven payouts in their last 20 games away from home. Just three of their last nine away games have gone over the total.
In spite of their recent problems the Penguins continue to be a reliable bet at home. Pittsburgh has come away with the cash in 12 of their last 17 games at PPG Paints Arena. Three of their last five home games have gone under the total.
Head to Head Series
Pittsburgh has owned this head to head series as the Oilers have won just three of their last 16 games against the Penguins. Five of the last seven games between these teams have gone under the total. Edmonton has been a disaster at Pittsburgh with just three payouts in their last 20 visits to the Steel City. Four of the last seven games between these teams at Pittsburgh have gone over the total.
Oilers to Watch
Edmonton is led by 2015 first overall draft pick Connor McDavid. The center iceman has 31 goals with 49 assists and a plus two. McDavid has certainly lived up to billing as “The Next One.” He is a generational superstar that the Oilers have locked up with a long term contract. What is worrisome to many is that his career may go to waste with a floundering franchise.
Penguins to Watch
Pittsburgh is led by future Hall of Fame center Sidney Crosby. Much like Edmonton’s Connor McDavid, Crosby was the first overall pick by the Penguins in 2005 as he was hailed as the savior of the franchise. Indeed, the Penguins have won three Stanley Cups with Crosby and play in front of sellout crowds at one of the top arenas in the NHL. Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 23 goals, 39 assists, and a plus 15.
Between the Pipes
For Edmonton Mikko Koskinen has a save percentage of .906 while Cam Talbot is at .893.
Pittsburgh is led by Casey DeSmith’s .916 save percentage while Matt Murray is at .909.
Penguins vs. Oilers Betting Odds Free Picks
Based on their head to head dominance and home ice does Pittsburgh offer the Best odds.
Penguins vs. Oilers Betting Pick: Bet the Pittsburgh Penguins
Penguins vs. Oilers Score Prediction: Penguins 4, Oilers 2