Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Rangers - 12/11/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (18-8-3) at Edmonton Oilers (12-15-2)
NHL Hockey: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +128 / New York Rangers -167 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, RSNW
The New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers square off Friday night at the Rexall Place.
The New York Rangers could use a nice road victory after losing six of their last eight games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power plays. Mats Zuccarello leads New York with 11 goals, Derick Brassard has 11 assists and Oscar Lindberg has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing two goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 46 goals on 733 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up nine goals on 163 shots. Lundqvist has allowed four goals in his last three games.
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The Edmonton Oilers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.5 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 12 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 13 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their power play chances. Anders Nilsson has allowed 42 goals on 529 shots faced and Cam Talbot has given up 39 goals on 350 shots. Nilsson has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Rangers are 36-16 in their last 52 road games and 23-9 in their last 32 vs. Western Conference. The Oilers are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 15-39 in their last 54 games playing on 1 days rest. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Oilers are playing great hockey on their home ice, but the Rangers have been a terrific road team over the years and are in need of a big win to get out of this mini funk they're in. I like New York to get the victory.