New York Islanders vs. Edmonton Oilers - 11/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (7-2-1) at New York Islanders (4-6-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders -132 / Edmonton Oilers +106 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders clash Saturday night in a NHL game at the Barclays Center.
The Edmonton Oilers look to snap a three-game winning streak after getting off to a 7-1 start before. The Oilers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 15.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with five goals, Milan Lucic has three assists and Jordan Eberle has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 90.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 25 goals on 341 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has allowed zero goals on one shot. The Edmonton Oilers have scored two or more goals in 10 of their last 11 games.
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The New York Islanders also could use a bounce back victory after losing four of their last five games. The Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads New York with five goals, Brock Nelson has six assists and Dennis Seidenberg has 12 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jaroslav Halak has given up 20 goals on 218 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 12 goals on 131 shots. The New York Islanders have lost six of their seven games this season when allowing three or more goals.
The Oilers are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 22-58 in their last 80 road games. The Islanders are 22-8 in their last 30 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Oilers are 0-9 in the last 9 meetings in New York and the home team is 15-1 in the last 16 meetings.
Both teams are in need of a victory, so you could make a case for either side in this game. However, you can't ignore the trend that the home team has won 15 of the last 16 meetings between the Islanders and Oilers. That's a type of trend that you can make a strong pick on. I'm siding with the New York Islanders at home.