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Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders - 3/7/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Islanders (30-23-11) at Edmonton Oilers (35-22-8)
Date & Time Tuesday March 7, 2017, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -150 / New York Islanders +136 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Edmonton Oilers welcome the New York Islanders to Rogers Place for late night NHL hockey on Tuesday.

Many teams are fighting for playoff berths or position and being hot now could set your team up for a spot as the season draws to a close in the next month of so. The Calgary Flames have stepped up and are playing their best right now with seven straight victories after a 5-2 win versus the New York Islanders on Sunday. The Flames jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first period and rode the early cushion to an easy win. Calgary received goals from Michael Frolik, TJ Brodie, Sean Monahan, Micheal  Ferland and Kris Versteeg while Brian Elliott came up with 33 stops to get the win. The Islanders saw Jason Chimera and John Tavares light the lamp but Thomas Greiss was pulled after giving up four goals in the first with Jean-Francois Berube making 15 saves in relief.

The Edmonton Oilers are a team that is battling for a spot in the playoffs and that makes their current eight game home stand a crucial part of the season. The Oilers opened the home stand on the right foot with a 4-3 win versus the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. The balanced Edmonton attack featured goals from Jordan Eberle, Connor McDavid, Zack Kassian and Patrick Maroon with McDavid also adding an assist to get the win for Cam Talbot and lift the Oilers to 35-22-8. The Red Wings offense came off the sticks of Darren Helm, Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha with Petr Mrazek absorbing the loss with Detroit falling to 25-27-11 after losing back to back contests.

The Islanders are 5-0 in their last 5 games following a loss of 3 or more goals and the Islanders are 4-0 in their last 4 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game while the  Islanders are 6-1 in their last 7 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. The over is 5-0 in Oilers last 5 home games and theOilers are 15-2 in their last 17 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game while the under is 5-1 in Oilers last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Islanders are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Edmonton and the home team is 15-2 in the last 17 meetings while the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Edmonton.

I’m leaning towards Edmonton for now until I see goalies but I generally do no bet Islanders games…

Edmonton -.5 // will update // no bet as I don't like the big juice or betting NYI games

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