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Florida Panthers vs. Edmonton Oilers - 11/8/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers (8-6-1) at Florida Panthers (3-5-3)
Date & Time Thursday November 8, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Florida Panthers -135 / Edmonton Oilers +115 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Edmonton Oilers pay a visit to the Florida Panthers in a Thursday NHL bout.

The Edmonton Oilers have struggled a both ends of the ice in back to back defeats after a 5-2 loss at Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Ryan Strome and Leon Draisaitl scored for Edmonton and Mikko Koskinen gave up all five goals on 36 shots to get the loss.

Nikita Kucherov paced the Tampa Bay offense with a pair of goals with Steven Stamkos, Yanni Gourde and Brayden Point all lighting the lamp. Stamkos gave the Lightning a pair of assists and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 34 shots to pick up the win.

The Florida Panthers are shooting for consecutive wins following a 4-2 decision at Winnipeg on Friday. The Jets received first period goals from Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine with Blake Wheeler assisting on both. Connor Hellebuyck absorbed the loss for Winnipeg with four goals given up on 26 shots.

The Panthers were balanced at the offensive end of the ice with Evgenii Dadonov, Mike Hoffman, Keith Yandle and Frank Vatrano each supplying markers. Jonathan Huberdeau posted two helpers and Roberto Luongo recorded 32 saves to pick up the win for Florida.

Over is 4-0 in Oilers last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and under is 4-0 in Oilers last 4 Thursday games and over is 8-1 in Oilers last 9 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation. Under is 2-0-2 in Panthers last 4 vs. Western Conference and under is 2-0-2 in Panthers last 4 overall and Panthers are 0-4 in their last 4 home games. Oilers are 9-0 in the last 9 meetings in Florida and over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings and road team is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. 

These teams don’t play often but when they do the scoreboard has been lighting up…

over 5.5 // will update

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