Red Wings vs. Oilers - 3/9/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (18-37-11) at Detroit Red Wings (36-17-11)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -285 / Edmonton Oilers +252 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, FSDT
The Edmonton Oilers and Detroit Red Wings meet Monday at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Oilers are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Edmonton Oilers have three power play goals in their last three games and have won four of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads the Oilers with 16 goals, Jordan Eberle has 29 assists and Teddy Purcell has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Ben Scrivens has allowed 124 goals on 1,226 shots faced and Viktor Fasth has given up 76 goals on 681 shots.
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The Detroit Red Wings need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have five power play goals in their last five games and have won four of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 25 goals, Pavel Datsyuk has 30 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six straight games. Jimmy Howard has allowed 88 goals on 1,058 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up 47 goals on 518 shots.
The Oilers are 15-43 in their last 58 road games and 14-49 in their last 63 games playing on 0 days rest. The Red Wings are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 2-8 in their last 10 Monday games. The Oilers are 8-25 in the last 33 meetings in Detroit and 6-20 in the last 26 meetings overall.
The under is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and with the way the Oilers esespecially are struggling to put the puck in the net, I'm going to make the under my play for this game.