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Edmonton Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild - 10/30/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Wild (6-3-2) at Edmonton Oilers (6-3-1)
Date & Time Tuesday October 30, 2018, 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -167 / Minnesota Wild +128 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
RSEO, FSN
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NHL | Minnesota Wild (6-3-2) at Edmonton Oilers (6-3-1)
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The Minnesota Wild and Edmonton Oilers meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Minnesota Wild look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 12.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikael Granlund leads Minnesota with five goals, Zach Parise has eight assists and Ryan Suter has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 16 goals on 289 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed seven goals on 58 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or more goals in five of their last nine games.

The Edmonton Oilers look to keep the puck rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with eight goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has nine assists and Leon Draisaitl has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 24 goals on 265 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed three goals on 27 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.

The Wild are 9-4 in their last 13 Tuesday games and 1-5 in their last 6 road games. The Oilers are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 18-50 in their last 68 Tuesday games and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Wild are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Edmonton, 40-16 in the last 56 meetings and the road team is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Oilers last 5 home games and the under is 4-1-1 in Wild last 6 overall.

The under has been a popualr trend this season for both the Wild and the Oilers, and six of the last seven meetings between these two clubs have produced five or less goals. Meetings between these two teams have often been very low scoring, and you shouldn't expect much different between two below average offensive teams this season. Give me the under in this game.

Pick:
Under 5.5

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