Pittsburgh Penguins (3-1-2) at Edmonton Oilers (3-3-0)
|Date & Time||Tuesday October 23, 2018, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +116 / Pittsburgh Penguins -128 --- Over/Under: 6
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for their second road victory of the season after splitting their last six games overall. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 26.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Phil Kessel leads Pittsburgh with four goals, Evgeni Malkin has nine assists and Kris Letang has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 92.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Casey DeSmith has given up eight goals on 103 shots faced and Matt Murray has allowed 11 goals on 103 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed three or more goals in four of their first six games.
The Edmonton Oilers look for an early statement victory after winning three of their last four games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 27.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with four goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has five assists and Leon Draisaitl has eight shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 16 goals on 170 shots faced. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in four of their first six games. Drake Caggiula, Matt Benning and Ty Rattie are questionable with injuries.
The Penguins are 7-3 in their last 10 road games, 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win and 0-5 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 18-49 in their last 67 Tuesday games. The Penguins are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Edmonton, 16-5 in the last 21 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Oilers last 5 overall and the under is 3-1-1 in Penguins last 5 overall.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have owned the Oilers over the years, but they're also a team that's burned money to start the season and have had some issues on the defensive side. The Edmonton Oilers are playing some decent hockey as of late and have been able to claw out some victories against some respectable teams. The Oilers should be up for this one at home and will compete like they have over the last week. I'll side with the plus money and the home team.