Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Edmonton Oilers - 11/28/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (7-14-1) at Pittsburgh Penguins (13-8-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -200 / Edmonton Oilers +170 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers shoot for the road upset of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Saturday action.
The Edmonton Oilers will be looking to bounce back from a 4-3, overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Friday. Niklas Kronwall ended the drama quickly with his goal a mere 26 ticks in to OT. Tomas Tater, Gustav Nyquist and Dylan Larkin tallied in regulation with Jimmy Howard recording 21 saves to lift the Red Wings to 12-8-3. Edmonton received offense from Andrej Sekera while Liro Pakarinen lit the lamp twice with the loss going to Cam Talbot who recorded 28 stops for the 7-14-2 Oilers who are struggling to get going in the early stages of the season.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to get back to winning when they return home to the Consol Energy Center Saturday. The Penguins offense struggled Friday night in a 2-1, overtime defeat at the Columbus Blue Jackets. The offensive hero was Cam Atkinson who found the back of the net with 2:18 remaining in the extra session with Ryan Johansen tallied in regulation. The Blue Jackets improved to 10-14-0 behind Sergei Bobrovsky’ 24 save performance. The Penguins lone goal came off the stick of Evgeni Malkin with the man advantage with Marc-Andre Fleury recording a monster 41 stops as the Pens fell to 13-8-1.
The Oilers are 1-5 in their last 6 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation and are 15-71 in their last 86 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 while the over is 8-2-1 in Oilers last 11 vs. Metropolitan. The Penguins are 46-13 in their last 59 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and the under is 17-5-4 in Penguins last 26 vs. Pacific while the Penguins are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Oilers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Pittsburgh and are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings while the home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The trends favor Pittsburgh but I don’t know goalies yet…