Oilers vs. Islanders - 2/28/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (33-19-7) at Edmonton Oilers (22-34-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +126 / New York Islanders -139 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, SNO
The New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers meet Sunday night at the Rexall Place.
The New York Islanders look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power plays. John Tavares leads New York with 23 goals, Brock Nelson has 12 assists and Frans Nielsen has 145 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 87.4 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 72 goals on 900 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 54 goals on 776 shots. Halak has allowed two goals in his last three games.
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The Edmonton Oilers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 20 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 28 assists and Jordan Eberle has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79.9 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 104 goals on 1,184 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 74 goals on 745 shots. Talbot has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Islanders are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Oilers are 1-5 in their last 6 Sunday games and 40-90 in their last 130 overall. The Islanders are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton and 11-5 in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Islanders are really picking up steam down the stretch and have beaten the Oilers in 11 of the last 16 meetings. Add in Edmonton's current form, and the road team should win this game rather easily.