Flyers vs. Oilers - 3/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (24-34-7) at Philadelphia Flyers (29-22-11)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -160 / Edmonton Oilers +144 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, CSN
The Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Edmonton Oilers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 20 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 28 assists and Jordan Eberle has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 106 goals on 1,253 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 74 goals on 745 shots. Talbot has allowed four goals in his last three games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 23 goals, Brayden Schenn has 21 assists and Claude Giroux has 169 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 95 goals on 1,117 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 61 goals on 834 shots. Mason has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 15-52 in their last 67 road games and 25-54 in their last 79 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flyers are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Oilers are 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings.
The Flyers are on a bit of a hot streak and get to play an Oilers team that struggles big time on the road. Just 15 wins in its last 67 games outside of Edmonton. Hard not to pick Philly to keep the puck rolling in this one.