Coyotes vs. Oilers - 12/16/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (7-19-5) at Arizona Coyotes (10-16-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes -137 / Edmonton Oilers +124 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, FSAZ
The Edmonton Oilers and Arizona Coyotes play Tuesday night at the Gila River Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers have lost 15 of their last 16 games and are comfortably last in the Pacific. The Oilers are averaging 2.1 goals per game on the season and have scored three goals in their last three games. The Edmonton Oilers have three power play goals in their last seven games and have won six of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with eight goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 12 assists and Jordan Eberle has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Ben Scrivens has allowed 63 goals on 572 shots faced and Viktor Fasth has given up 35 goals on 320 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have lost seven straight road games.
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The Arizona Coyotes have lost five straight and are also at the bottom of the Pacific. The Coyotes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Arizona Coyotes have a power play goal in three straight games and have won six of their last 10 games overall when scoring at least three goals. Mikkel Boedker leads Arizona with nine goals, Antoine Vermette has 13 assists and Shane Doan has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Coyotes are allowing 3.2 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in seven straight games. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 26 goals on 314 shots faced and Mike Smith has given up 70 goals on 629 shots.
The Oilers are 21-47 in their last 68 games playing on 1 days rest and 12-45 in their last 57 vs. Western Conference. The Coyotes are 5-16 in their last 21 home games and 8-20 in their last 28 vs. Western Conference. The Oilers are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Arizona and 7-19 in the last 26 meetings overall.
Both teams are trash and on horrible losing streaks. With that being the case, give me the team that is getting the plus money considering this is a coin flip if I've ever seen one.