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Hurricanes vs. Oilers - 3/8/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers (18-36-11) at Carolina Hurricanes (24-32-7)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm (PNC Arena)

The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -178 / Edmonton Oilers +160 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RSNW, FSS

The Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes play Sunday afternoon at the PNC Arena.

The Edmonton Oilers need a win after losing five of their last six. The Oilers are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Edmonton Oilers have one power play goal in their last six games and have won four of their last five when scoring at least three goals. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads the Oilers with 16 goals, Jordan Eberle has 29 assists and Teddy Purcell has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Ben Scrivens has allowed 124 goals on 1,226 shots faced and Richard Bachman has given up four goals on 27 shots.

Hurricanes vs. Oilers - 3/8/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have two power play goals in their last four games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Eric Staal leads Carolina with 18 goals, Justin Faulk has 28 assists and Jeff Skinner has 183 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven straight games. Cam Ward has allowed 98 goals on 1,103 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 60 goals on 621 shots.

The Oilers are 28-60 in their last 88 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-17 in their last 22 vs. a team with a losing record. The Hurricanes are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Pacific and 18-37 in their last 55 vs. Western Conference. The Oilers are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Hurricanes don't deserve so much juice, especially when the Oilers have won five of the last seven meetings. I'll take my chances with the road team and the plus money. 

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Edmonton Oilers +160

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