Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Edmonton Oilers - 11/8/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (9-3-1) at Pittsburgh Penguins (8-2-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -179 / Edmonton Oilers +140 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, ROOT
The Edmonton Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins clash Tuesday night in a NHL game at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The Edmonton Oilers look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Oilers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with five goals, Milan Lucic has four assists and Patrick Maroon has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 89.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 28 goals on 374 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has allowed one goal on 24 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed two or less goals in seven of their last 10 games.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins also look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Penguins are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 24.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with eight goals, Evgeni Malkin has six assists and Patric Hornqvist has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 30 goals on 325 shots faced and Matt Murray has allowed one goal on 65 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have scored three or more goals in five of their last six games.
The Oilers are 33-80 in their last 113 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan. The Penguins are 40-19 in their last 59 home games and 7-1 in their last 8 Tuesday games. The Oilers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh and 3-8 in the last 11 meetings overall.
The home team has won five of the last eight meetings between the Penguins and Oilers, and Pittsburgh has been playing terrific hockey since getting Crosby back on the ice. The Oilers are worth a look with the plus money given the way they've played recently, but Pittsburgh should be able to get the job done here at home.