Red Wings vs. Oilers Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 2/6/23
Edmonton Oilers (28-18-4) vs. Detroit Red Wings (21-19-8)
February 7, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +130 / Edmonton Oilers -165; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Edmonton Oilers and the Detroit Red Wings meet in NHL action from the Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Edmonton is listed as a -165 road favorite while Detroit is a +130 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 6.5 goals.
For Edmonton, Ryan Murray is out until mid-February with a back issue while Stuart Skinner is questionable for this game with an illness and Kailer Yamamoto remains out indefinitely with an upper body injury. For Detroit, Filip Hronek is questionable for this game with an upper body injury while Filip Zadina is out until mid-February with a lower body injury.
Edmonton’s 7-5 win back on March 15th, 2022, snapped Detroit’s two-game win streak in the head-to-head matchup.
Edmonton is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall and 4-0 in their last 4 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. Detroit is 24-50 in their last 74 games against the Western Conference and 58-128 in their last 186 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 home games.
I’m sticking with the Oilers here. I just think they’re the more trustworthy team coming out of the all-star break, and while I’ve been critical of Edmonton’s goaltending in the past, the reality is that the Oilers’ goalies have stepped it up in recent games and I think they snag another win here. Give me the Oilers in this one.