Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers - 10/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (3-6-0) at Minnesota Wild (5-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -193 / Edmonton Oilers +173 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild square off Tuesday at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a road victory to climb out of their 3-6 hole. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power plays. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with five goals, Nail Yakupov has six assists and Taylor Hall has 39 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 15 goals on 181 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 10 goals on 102 shots. Talbot has allowed two or less goals in five of his last seven outings. Justin Schultz and Griffin Reinhart are questionable.
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The Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power plays. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with seven goals, Mikko Koivu has four assists and Jason Zucker has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 15 goals on 165 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up six goals on 55 shots. Dubnyk has allowed three goals in his last three outings.
The Oilers are 14-38 in their last 52 games playing on 1 days rest and 11-46 in their last 57 vs. Western Conference. The Wild are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games and 11-5 in their last 16 vs. Pacific. The Oilers are 5-21 in the last 26 meetings in Minnesota and 16-41 in the last 57 meetings overall.
Both teams could use a victory here and the offenses have been clicking recently for both clubs. I like the over in this matchup, especially considering that the over is 9-4 in Oilers last 13 road games.