Coyotes vs. Oilers - 3/22/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (29-39-7) at Arizona Coyotes (31-34-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes / Edmonton Oilers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, FSAZ
The Edmonton Oilers and Arizona Coyotes clash late Tuesday night at the Gila River Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 23 goals, Jordan Eberle has 20 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 122 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 119 goals on 1,477 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 74 goals on 745 shots. Talbot has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Arizona Coyotes could use a win after losing 11 of their last 15 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 25 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 30 assists and Max Domi has 138 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their power play chances. Louis Domingue has allowed 90 goals on 1,052 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 47 goals on 443 shots. Domingue has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 18-53 in their last 71 road games and 31-64 in their last 95 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Coyotes are 23-48 in their last 71 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-24 in their last 32 Tuesday games. The Oilers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Arizona and 5-23 in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Oilers have beaten the Coyotes just five of the last 28 meetings, and only one of those victories came in the last nine tries. I think it's safe to say you have to back the Coyotes at home in this spot.