Oilers vs. Panthers - 1/10/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (25-12-4) at Edmonton Oilers (17-22-3)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +130 / Florida Panthers -144 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, SNO
The Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers square off late Sunday night at the Rexall Place.
The Florida Panthers look to build on their incredible 11-game winning streak. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with 14 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 24 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 68 goals on 980 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 14 goals on 225 shots. Luongo has allowed three goals in his last three games.
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The Edmonton Oilers could use a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 16 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 23 assists and Jordan Eberle has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 59 goals on 650 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 61 goals on 661 shots. Talbot has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Panthers are 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 20-7 in their last 27 overall. The Oilers are 9-3 in their last 12 home games and 19-43 in their last 62 games playing on 1 days rest. The Panthers are 2-6-1 in the last 9 meetings in Edmonton and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
Would you pick against this young, talented Florida team that's won 11 straight? Yeah, me neither. The Panthers are just red hot right now and should be the pick until they show signs of cooling off.