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Edmonton Oilers vs. New Jersey Devils - 11/3/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Jersey Devils (9-2-0) at Edmonton Oilers (3-7-1)
Date & Time Friday November 3, 2017, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -165 / New Jersey Devils +145 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
MSG+
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NHL action comes to Rogers Place when the Edmonton Oilers host the New Jersey Devils.

The New Jersey Devils hope to stay hot when the team visits the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. New Jersey is aiming for win number four in a row following a 2-0 victory at the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday.

After a scoreless first when the Canucks had the best opportunities, the Devils broke the deadlock midway through the second on a Jimmy Hayes tally. That’s where the score stood until 14 seconds remained in the game when Drew Stafford ended all doubt with an empty net goal.

Drew Stafford added a pair of helpers for New Jersey who received 37 saves from Cory Schneider for his first shutout of the season an 24th of his career in lifting the team to a 5-0-0 record on the road. Jacob Markstrom absorbed the loss for Vancouver with 24 stops.

The Edmonton Oilers are off to a slow start and the team needs a quick turnaround to prevent falling too far in the standings. Edmonton has dropped consecutive home contests after a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. 

The Penguins scored first just 56 seconds in to the second period on a power play goal off the stick of Patric Hornqvist. The Oilers evened the score on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins PP tally before Leon Draisaitl scored for a 2-1 lead that was erased on Conor Sheary’s goal with 22 ticks left in the second.   

Evgeni Malkin scored the game winner at 12:23 of the final period with the man advantage to make a winner of Matt Murray and his 35 stops. Cam Talbot took the loss for Edmonton with three goals given up on 30 shots. 

Devils are 5-0 in their last 5 road games and Devils are 4-0 in their last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 9-1-3 in Devils last 13 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Oilers are 0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and Oilers are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and Oilers are 0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. Under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings and Devils are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Edmonton. 

Nothing has been confirmed in the nets but given the performance of both clubs thus far I am looking at New Jersey or the under. The Devils haven't had much success versus the Oilers but the value is with New Jersey...

Pick:
UPDATE: under 6.5 is -140...Devils missing a few players be aware

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