Florida Panthers vs. Edmonton Oilers - 2/15/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
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Edmonton Oilers at Florida Panthers
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM (Bb&t Center)
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The Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers meet Saturday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 29.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 32 goals, Connor McDavid has 51 assists and James Neal has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 83.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 83 goals on 862 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 84 goals on 923 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Florida Panthers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgenii Dadonov leads Florida with 23 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 49 assists and Mike Hoffman has 163 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 135 goals on 1,302 shots faced and Sam Montembeault has allowed 30 goals on 263 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in 11 of their last 13 games.
The Oilers are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-11 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games. The Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 6-2 in their last 8 games as a home favorite. The under is 7-3-1 in Oilers last 11 road games. The over is 29-11-2 in Panthers last 42 home games. The Oilers are 9-1 in the last 10 meetings in Florida and 15-6 in the last 21 meetings. The road team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
The Edmonton Oilers enter this game playing the better hockey as of late and have won five of the last eight meetings against the Panthers. The Florida Panthers are slumping since the All-Star break and the lack of defense is showing its ugly head at the worst possible time. However, the Panthers are at home, and they're a desperate team that needs to pile up some points if they're going to make the playoffs. It's now or never. Because of that desperation, I'll take the Panthers and the cheap price at home.