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Edmonton Oilers vs. Detroit Red Wings - 11/5/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings (6-7-1) at Edmonton Oilers (4-7-1)
Date & Time Sunday November 5, 2017, 4:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -205 / Detroit Red Wings +184 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Detroit Red Wings take the ice at the Edmonton Oilers in Sunday NHL action.

The Detroit Red Wings play their 5th road game in six contests when the team visits the Edmonton Oilers. Detroit looks to get back in the win column after a two game winning streak ended with a 3-1 defeat at the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. 

The Red Wings never got their offense un tracked as the offense didn’t score until 16:37 of the third period with Anthony Mantha lighting the lamp on the power play while Mike Green and Dylan Larkin logged assists. Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard was strong in the nets in defeat with two goals allowed on 29 shots.

The Senators opened the scoring with just 55 seconds remaining in the first on a Mark Stone tally with Alexandre Burrows doubling the advantage with a second period power play. Nate Thompson added an empty netter in the third while Erik Karlsson logged a pair of assists to lift Craig Anderson and his 25 saves to a tough win.

The Edmonton Oilers are at home for 5th consecutive game when the Detroit Red Wings come to town on Sunday. Edmonton comes off of a 6-3 win versus the visiting New Jersey Devils on Saturday night that put an end to a two game skid.

The dormant Oilers offense awoke with six different players finding the back of the net. Edmonton received goals from Drake Caggiula Oscar Klefbom,  Ryan Strome, Milan Lucic and Leon Draisaitl.  Connor McDavid added three assists and and Cam Talbot gave the Oilers 31 saves.

The New Jersey attack received scoring from Taylor Hall,  Jesper Bratt and Brian Gibbons but Cory Schneider was charged with five goals on 41 shots to absorb the loss.

Under is 3-0-1 in Red Wings last 4 Sunday games and under is 4-0 in Red Wings last 4 road games and over is 6-1-2 in Red Wings last 9 vs. Pacific. Oilers are 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win and over is 4-0-1 in Oilers last 5 vs. Atlantic and over is 8-1-2 in Oilers last 11 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. Home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and Red Wings are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings. 

The numbers of each squad are underwhelming and I wouldn’t feel safe betting either but I’ll go over for now and see who is in the nets…

over 5.5 // will update

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