Detroit Red Wings vs. Edmonton Oilers - 11/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (7-3-1) at Detroit Red Wings (6-5-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -159 / Edmonton Oilers +127 --- Over/Under: 45.5 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers look for their second win in as many days as they travel from Brooklyn to Detroit to take on the Red Wings on Sunday.
The Oilers kept pushing after falling behind quickly against the Isles last night and ultimately earned the win in a shootout and they will be out for more here on the road against a Red Wings team that is off to a nice start this season. Edmonton is off to an impressive start in their own right as they are 8-3-1 so far this season and have put aside any whirl wind of being an underachiever again this season, at least for the time being as they look like a more mature group. Edmonton brought in a number of key pieces in the offseason but the biggest thus far has been Milan Lucic as his clutch goal scoring, physical presence, and leadership has worked out very well for the Oilers so far and he will look to keep it going on the road against the Wings on Sunday.
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The Red Wings meanwhile will look for another strong outing from Jimmy Howard who is 2-1-0 with a miniscule 0.86 goals against average in those three starts, and will get an Oilers side coming off a high scoring 4-3 final last night against the Isles. Detroit was projected for a regression this season but they have answered the call in the early going as they aim for their 26th straight season of playoff hockey. The Wings lost Pavel Dastyuk who returned back to the KHL after a lengthy career in Hockeytown and his absence will certainly be felt but the Wings have looked strong so far and will try to keep this young Oilers group at bay in what should be an exciting encounter on Sunday at the Joe.
The Oilers are 2-5 in their last seven against the Eastern Conference and 22-58 in their last 80 road games while the Wings are 5-1 in their last six against the West and 8-3 in their last 11 against the Pacific. I am a big fan of this Oilers group and think they can play well here but Howard is out to prove his worth as the team’s starter and I like the Wings at home to get it done.