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Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers - 2/12/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Florida Panthers (23-23-6) at Edmonton Oilers (23-27-4)
Date & Time Monday February 12, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -140 / Florida Panthers +127 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSFL, RSNW
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NHL | Florida Panthers (23-23-6) at Edmonton Oilers (23-27-4)
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The Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers meet Monday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Florida Panthers could use a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 12 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Florida with 18 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 33 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 169 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 37 goals on 512 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 87 goals on 974 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or less goals in each of their last five games.

The Edmonton Oilers could also use a victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 22 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 33 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 72 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 119 goals on 1,218 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 38 goals on 334 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.

The Panthers are 11-26 in their last 37 Monday games, 12-25 in their last 37 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Oilers are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 6-1 in their last 7 Monday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Panthers are 3-7-1 in the last 11 meetings in Edmonton, 3-13 in the last 16 meetings and the road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Edmonton Oilers have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Florida Panthers and 13 of the last 16, which is pure dominance. The Florida Panthers continue to be a tough team to figure out, but they've struggled most on the road and have had issues on the defensive end for much of the season. Obviously the Oilers aren't playing much better, but you can't ignore the history between these two clubs. Sometimes a team simply has your number. Give me the Oilers on their home ice.

Pick:
Edmonton Oilers -140

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