Carolina Hurricanes at Edmonton Oilers
|Date & Time||Sunday January 20, 2019, 9:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -116 / Edmonton Oilers -105 -- Over/Under: 6
The Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers meet Sunday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 21 goals, Justin Williams has 14 assists and Teuvo Teravainen has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Curtis McElhinney has given up 26 goals on 323 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has allowed 28 goals on 266 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in their last seven games.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 29 goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 29 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 77 goals on 740 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 60 goals on 708 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in five of their last seven games.
The Hurricanes are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Pacific, 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Oilers are 2-7 in their last 9 home games, 29-72 in their last 101 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton and the home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 6-1-1 in Oilers last 8 home games. The over is 6-2-1 in Hurricanes last 9 overall.
The home team has dominated this series with wins in seven of the last 10 meetings, but it's the Carolina Hurricanes who are in much better form and have the rest advantage. The Edmonton Oilers have been horrible on the end of back to backs dating back to last season and are coming off a physical game against Calgary where there were 18 penalties. I'll take the Hurricanes and the cheap price in this spot.