Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Rangers - 3/3/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (29-30-6) at Edmonton Oilers (27-33-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:30 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -201 / New York Rangers +180 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The New York Rangers could use another win here after losing seven of their last nine games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Grabner leads New York with 25 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 33 assists and Pavel Buchnevich has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 146 goals on 1,698 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has allowed 37 goals on 412 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
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The Edmonton Oilers look for a big home victory after splitting their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 29 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 37 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 73.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 148 goals on 1,529 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 38 goals on 334 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Rangers are 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 39-15 in their last 54 vs. Pacific. The Oilers are 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games, 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The Rangers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings, the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
It's no secret the New York Rangers appear to be a team that's falling apart and is hard to trust, but they have put together back to back victories and still have the leadership and talent to possibly turn things around for a late run? Maybe? Regardless, the Edmonton Oilers aren't getting the results lately to be a team laying -200 to anybody. Not to mention the Rangers have won each of the last four meetings against the Oilers and five of the last six. The value is with the road team and the big plus money.