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Edmonton Oilers vs. Arizona Coyotes - 1/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Rogers Place
Edmonton, Alberta
The Line
Edmonton Oilers -149 / Arizona Coyotes +123
TV Channel
Sportsnet, FS-Arizona
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The Arizona Coyotes and the Edmonton Oilers meet in NHL action from Rogers Place on Saturday night.

The Arizona Coyotes will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 4-3 overtime win over Vancouver in their last outing. The game was a scoreless tie through the opening 20 minutes before the 2nd period where Arizona and Vancouver would trade goals back and forth. Richard Panik opened the scoring for ‘Zona before the Canucks tied the game just :57 later. Nick Cousins gave the ‘Yotes a 2-1 lead that would disappear before the end of the period to head to the 3rd tied at 2-2. Conor Garland re-took the lead for Arizona just before the midway point of the 3rd before Vancouver tied the game with less than 5 minutes to play, sending the game to overtime where Panik scored his 2nd of the game with less than a minute to go to give Arizona the win. Darcy Kuemper got the win to improve to 7-11-3 this season after stopping 33 of 36 shots faced in the winning effort.

The Edmonton Oilers will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 6 games following a 4-3 shootout win over Florida in their last outing. Like Arizona and Vancouver, Edmonton and Florida traded goals back and forth throughout the game, except for Edmonton, the Oilers were playing catch-up. Florida opened the scoring in the 1st before Darnell Nurse tied the game just :26 later to send us to the 2nd tied at 1-1. Florida re-took the lead before Connor McDavid scored with just :22 to go to head to the final frame knotted at 2-2 and Florida re-took the lead and nearly held on before McDavid scored his 2nd of the game with just :08 to go. Overtime solved nothing, so it was off to the shootout where Florida missed both of their chances but Edmonton did the opposite with Ryan-Nugent Hopkins and the aforementioned McDavid each burying their shootout opportunity to give the Oilers the win. Cam Talbot got the win to improve to 9-12-2 this season after stopping 27 of 30 shots faced in the win, in addition to both attempts faced in the shootout.

Arizona is 38-83 in their last 121 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 division games. Edmonton is 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 3-8 in their last 11 games overall while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 7 games following a win. Arizona is 1-7 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in Edmonton.

The Coyotes and the plus money is tempting considering that the Coyotes have played well in winning back-to-back games and the Oilers have struggled with consistency as of late. However, the Coyotes on the road are still a hard team to back, especially against an Oilers team that’s had Arizona’s number both overall and at Rogers place for a couple of years now. The current pattern for Edmonton would suggest a loss here but I think the Oilers continue their recent dominance of Arizona so I’ll lay the juice with the Oilers in this spot.

Pick:
Edmonton Oilers -149

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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