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Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers - 1/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers
Date & Time Thursday January 10, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Rogers Place
Edmonton, Alberta
The Line
The Line: Florida Panthers +115 / Edmonton Oilers -135 -- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
RSNW, FSFL
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The Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers meet Thursday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Florida Panthers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 27 percent of their power play opportunities. Mike Hoffman leads Florida with 20 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 35 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 61 goals on 566 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 63 goals on 606 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.

The Edmonton Oilers could use a victory here after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 24 goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 25 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 71 goals on 681 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 56 goals on 643 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed four or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.

The Panthers are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 0-5 in their last 5 Thursday games. The Oilers are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record, 0-5 in their last 5 home games and 2-8 in their last 10 overall. The Panthers are 5-14 in the last 19 meetings. The over is 3-0-1 in Oilers last 4 home games. The over is 11-4 in Panthers last 15 overall.

Neither one of these teams have been able to play a lick of defense, so you're better off flipping a coin in this contest. Whichever team scores last probably wins. The difference for me is that the Florida Panthers have been able to steal a win here and there despite their struggles. The Edmonton Oilers are just losing at a rapid rate. The fact we're getting plus money with the Panthers probably makes them the play based on the value. Laying juice with the Oilers, a team that's won three games over the last three weeks, just doesn't make sense to me.

Pick:
Florida Panthers +115

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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