Wild vs. Oilers - 3/10/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (26-36-7) at Minnesota Wild (31-25-10)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -175 / Edmonton Oilers +158 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, FSN
The Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild square off Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 22 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 29 assists and Jordan Eberle has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 110 goals on 1,350 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 74 goals on 745 shots. Talbot has allowed four goals in his last three games.
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The Minnesota Wild hope to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power plays. Charlie Coyle leads Minnesota with 21 goals, Zach Parise has 22 assists and Thomas Vanek has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 122 goals on 1,476 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up 35 goals on 446 shots. Dubnyk has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 27-55 in their last 82 games playing on 1 days rest and 17-53 in their last 70 road games. The Wild are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 3-10 in their last 13 home games. The Oilers are 5-22 in the last 27 meetings in Minnesota and 16-43 in the last 59 meetings overall.
The Wild are playing some solid hockey at the moment and don't lose to the Oilers very often, especially when the game is played in Minny. I'll take the home team.