New York Islanders at Edmonton Oilers
|Date & Time||Thursday February 21, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Islanders -129 / Edmonton Oilers +106 -- Over/Under: 5
The New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers meet Thursday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The New York Islanders look for a victory after winning six of their last nine games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Anders Lee leads New York with 19 goals, Mathew Barzal has 33 assists and Josh Bailey has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 64 goals on 904 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 60 goals on 853 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or less goals in 12 of their last 13 games.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 35 goals, Connor McDavid has 52 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 157 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 95 goals on 888 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 88 goals on 940 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 11 games.
The Islanders are 10-1 in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 11-4 in their last 15 road games. The Oilers are 18-37 in their last 55 games as an underdog, 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-20 in their last 26 overall. The under is 14-4-3 in Islanders last 21 road games. The over is 9-3-1 in Oilers last 13 home games. The Islanders are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Edmonton and the favorite is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.
The New York Islanders are on the end of a back-to-back, but they've had zero trouble with that over the last few months. The Edmonton Oilers are piling up the losses at a rapid rate and simply can't find the back of the net, as they've been held to two or less goals in six of their last seven games. The fact we're getting the Islanders at such a cheap price feels like a steal. These are two teams heading in different directions and the Islanders have established themselves as clearly the better side.