New York Rangers vs. Edmonton Oilers - 11/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (7-2-1) at New York Rangers (7-3-0)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -185 / Edmonton Oilers +145 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers meet Thursday night in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.
The Edmonton Oilers look to snap a streak of back-to-back losses and build on their impressive 7-2-1 start to the NHL season. The Oilers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 13.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with five goals, Milan Lucic has three assists and Jordan Eberle has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 90 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 21 goals on 311 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has allowed zero goals on one shot. The Edmonton Oilers are 1-3 this season when scoring two or less goals.
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The New York Rangers look to remain red hot after winning five of their last six games. The Rangers are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jimmy Vesey leads New York with six goals, Mats Zuccarello has three assists and Rick Nash has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 17 goals on 206 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed five goals on 63 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed just one goal combined in their last two games.
The Oilers are 22-57 in their last 79 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan. The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 20-8 in their last 28 vs. Pacific. The over is 35-17-16 in Rangers last 68 overall and the under is 7-0 in Oilers last 7 overall.
Both the Oilers and Rangers are playing terrific hockey to start the season, so I don't understand the heavy juice with the Rangers. Sure, New York is solid at home and has won four straight there, but the Oilers have been impressive defensively and have three road victories already. I'll take Edmonton on the road based on the value here.