Edmonton Oilers vs. Arizona Coyotes - 3/5/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (20-34-10) at Edmonton Oilers (27-34-4)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers / Arizona Coyotes --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Coyotes and Edmonton Oilers meet Monday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Arizona Coyotes look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 17 goals, Derek Stepan has 29 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Wedgewood has given up 63 goals on 587 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 86 goals on 1,130 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 11 games.
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The Edmonton Oilers look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 14.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 30 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 37 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 73.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 151 goals on 1,563 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 38 goals on 334 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Coyotes are 22-67 in their last 89 road games, 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games and 20-45 in their last 65 overall. The Oilers are 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games, 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 4-10 in their last 14 overall. The Coyotes are 13-5 in the last 18 meetings in Edmonton, 27-10 in the last 37 meetings and the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Arizona Coyotes are finding ways to finish games and you can see the confidence building with this young team. It's all too little too late, but this stretch could be key in producing a much better and more consistent team next year. The Edmonton Oilers have had a hard time stringing wins together and are getting peppered on the defensive side. Also, the Coyotes have a history of beating up on the Oilers, which doesn't hurt. I'll ride the hot hand here and keep picking the Coyotes until they go back into one of their losing stretches.