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Oilers vs. Coyotes - 1/2/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Coyotes (18-16-3) at Edmonton Oilers (15-21-3)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Rexall Place)

The Line: Edmonton Oilers -139 / Arizona Coyotes +126 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RSNW, CBC

The Arizona Coyotes and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday afternoon at the Rexall Place.

The Arizona Coyotes look for a nice road win after splitting their last 10 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 13 goals, Mikkel Boedker has 18 assists and Max Domi has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their power play chances. Mike Smith has allowed 59 goals on 598 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 39 goals on 364 shots. Smith has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.

Oilers vs. Coyotes - 1/2/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Edmonton Oilers need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 15 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 22 assists and Teddy Purcell has 89 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their power play chances. Anders Nilsson has allowed 61 goals on 661 shots faced and Cam Talbot has given up 53 goals on 561 shots. Nilsson has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.

The Coyotes are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and 1-6 in their last 7 road games. The Oilers are 7-2 in their last 9 home games and 15-58 in their last 73 vs. Western Conference. The Coyotes are 11-1 in the last 12 meetings in Edmonton and 22-5 in the last 27 meetings overall.

The Coyotes have beaten the Oilers in 22 of the last 27 meetings, while Edmonton has been brutal against Western teams. I'll gladly take the plus money in this spot. 

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Arizona Coyotes +126

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