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Edmonton Oilers (21-15-1) vs. Detroit Red Wings (20-16-4)
January 11, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +165 / Edmonton Oilers -204; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Edmonton Oilers and Detroit Red Wings face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at Little Casers Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Oilers vs Red Wings prediction.

Oilers Defense Locked Down in Last Game

The Oilers faced off against the Chicago Blackhawks in the last game and they were able to secure the 2-1 victory. Stuart Skinner was in goal and he stopped 25 of the 26 shots that he faced. The Oilers are averaging 3.54 goals while their defense is giving up 3.08 goals per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league while thie rdefense is ranked 15th in the league. Connor McDavid has scored 15 goals and added 40 assists per game. 

Red Wings Have Won Two Straight Games

The Red Wings have won two straight games but each of the games have been close. In the last game against the Anaheim Ducks, the Red Wings scored three goals and they ended up winning by a goal. The Red Wings are averaging 3.55 goals while their defense is giving up 3.4 goals per game. The defense is ranked 25th in the league while the defense is ranked 6th. Alex DeBrincat has been the top player scoring 17 goals and adding 21 assists so far this season. In this game, the Red Wings’ defense is going to need to step up. 

Oilers vs Red Wings Betting Prediction

These are two teams that are both good offenses and there is going to be some terrible goaltending by both teams here. The Oilers are averaging 3.54 goals per game while the Red Wings are averaging 3.55 goals per game. Both of the offenses are going to put on a show with the offense and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to go over the total. Back the over to cash here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Over

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Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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