Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers
|Date & Time||Tuesday January 22, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)|
Over: 6 (+105) / Under: 6 (-132)
The Detroit Red Wings and the Edmonton Oilers meet in NHL action from the Rogers Place on Tuesday night.
The Detroit Red Wings will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks in their last outing. Vancouver jumped out to an early 1-0 lead that the Canucks would carry into the middle period before Franz Nielsen and Thomas Vanek scored 5:50 apart, giving the Red Wings a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes of play. The lead would evaporate though, as Vancouver tied the game 7:27 into the 3rd and re-took the lead for good less than six minutes later to secure the win and send Detroit back empty-handed. Jonathan Bernier took the loss, falling to 5-12-2 after allowing all 3 goals on 31 shots faced in the losing effort.
The Edmonton Oilers will also look to bounce back from a pair of consecutive losses following a 7-4 loss to Carolina in their last outing. Carolina opened the scoring just :28 into the game and staked themselves a 3-0 lead just after the midway point of the opening period before Brandon Manning got the Oilers on the board in the final minute of the 1st. Carolina would strike three more times to take a whopping 6-1 lead before Leon Draisaitl pulled a goal back late in the 2nd to make it 6-2 heading to the final 20 minutes. Zack Kassian pulled a goal back just :14 into the 3rd and Draisaitl scored his 2nd of the game to cut the deficit to 6-4 before Carolina iced the game with an empty-netter to send Edmonton away with nothing to show for their hard work. Mikko Koskinen took the loss in relief after allowing 3 goals on 18 shots to fall to 14-10-1 this season.
Detroit is 16-38 in their last 54 road games and 4-10 in their last 14 games against the Pacific division while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. Edmonton is 2-8 in their last 10 home games and 5-11 in their last 16 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Atlantic division. Detroit is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Edmonton.
Edmonton has had a lot of recent success between these two sides, but if we’re being frank, a lot of that success came with the Oilers being one of the up and coming teams in the West which for some reason it doesn’t feel like they are this season, and with Detroit finishing near the basement of the league standings. On the other hand, we aren’t getting enough plus money with Detroit to take a shot on the road team even with a history of success on the road. Instead, I’m going to side with the over. There tends to be a lot of goals when these two teams meet, with the over hitting in 6 of the last 9 meetings and there being at least 7 goals in 5 of those 6 games. I think given the scoring ability on both sides mixed with some serious goaltending issues can produce another high-scoring affair here.