Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Rangers - 12/14/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (13-10-4) at Edmonton Oilers (7-18-5)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 9:30 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +120 / New York Rangers -140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Rangers head to Rexall Place to take the ice with the Edmonton Oilers in late Sunday action.
The New York Rangers play the second game of their four game road trip at Rexall Place versus the Oilers. The Rangers began their road swing in fashion with dominating performances at both ends of the ice in a 5-1 victory over Vancouver. The NYR took all the mystery out of this one with three goals in the first and two more in the second. Mats Zuccarello led the offense with a pair of tallies while Marc Staal, JT Miller and Ryan McDonagh also found the back of the net. Henrik Lundqvist came up with 29 stops for the Rangers second straight win. The Canucks received their lone goal off the stick of Nick Bonino with Ryan Miller allowing all five goals on 23 shots as Vancouver has lost three of four.
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The Edmonton Oilers continue their home stand when the Rangers come to town on Sunday. The Oilers are looking for better performances at both ends of the ice after suffering a 4-2 loss to visiting Anaheim on Friday. Nate Thompson, Ryan Getzlaf, Sami Vatanen and Kyle Palmeiri each lit the lamp for the Ducks while Frederik Andersen picked up the victory with a 21 save performance to sweep the home and home set. Edmonton received goals from Jeff Petry and Tyler Pitlick but Viktor Fasth was given the hook after allowing a pair of goals on eleven shots. Ben Scrivens came on in relief and was charged with a goal on eight shots as Edmonton lost for the third straight time and have dropped 14-15 overall.
The over is 6-0-1 in Rangers last 7 games following a win while the Rangers are 0-4 in their last 4 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and 7-0 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400. For Edmonton the Oilers are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 1-9 in their last 10 home games while the under is 8-1-1 in Oilers last 10 vs. Metropolitan. Head to head the under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings while the road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. I don't like to guess when Edmonton is going to break out of their slump so I'll side with the known quantity...