Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers - 2/16/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers - 2/16/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers at Carolina Hurricanes

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM (Pnc Arena)

Edmonton Oilers at Carolina Hurricanes

TV: FSCR, RSNW

The Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes meet Sunday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.

The Edmonton Oilers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 29.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 32 goals, Connor McDavid has 51 assists and James Neal has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 83.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 83 goals on 862 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 84 goals on 923 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 11 games.

The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 31 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 43 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed 96 goals on 987 shots and James Reimer has given up 57 goals on 687 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.

The Oilers are 35-77 in their last 112 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 13-3 in their last 16 vs. Metropolitan. The Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games, 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 40-18 in their last 58 home games. The under is 7-3-1 in Oilers last 11 road games. The over is 6-1 in Hurricanes last 7 overall. The Oilers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Carolina and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Carolina Hurricanes have won five of the last six meetings against the Oilers and have the rest advantage on top of being extremely tough to beat at home. The Hurricanes should be favored and probably find a way to win this game. However, the Oilers are playing impressive hockey in their own right and it's hard to turn down this much plus money with teams playing well and stringing wins together. Because we're getting nearly two times our money, I'm going to take a shot with the Oilers on the road.

Randy’s Pick Edmonton Oilers +173

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.