Edmonton Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild - 3/10/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (39-22-7) at Edmonton Oilers (29-34-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers / Minnesota Wild --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Wild and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Minnesota Wild look for another victory after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Eric Staal leads Minnesota with 36 goals, Ryan Suter has 41 assists and Jason Zucker has 172 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 118 goals on 1,431 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 62 goals on 703 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 11 games.
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The Edmonton Oilers look for another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 14.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 31 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 39 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 74 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 155 goals on 1,629 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 38 goals on 334 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 11 games.
The Wild are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record, 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Pacific and 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest. The Oilers are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-8 in their last 10 vs. Central. The Wild are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Edmonton, 39-15 in the last 54 meetings and the road team is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings.
Both teams are playing solid hockey as of late, but you have to like the Edmonton Oilers at home based on the struggles the Minnesota Wild have had on the end of back to backs recently. The Edmonton Oilers may have far less to play for at this point with them way out of the playoff standings, but they are enjoying a nice winning stretch right now and are catching the Wild in a tough spot. Give me the rested home team.