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New York Islanders vs. Edmonton Oilers - 11/7/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers (4-8-1) at New York Islanders (8-5-1)
Date & Time Tuesday November 7, 2017, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: New York Islanders -120 / Edmonton Oilers +109 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Barclays Center and the New York Islanders host the Edmonton Oilers in an NHL tilt on Tuesday.

The Edmonton Oilers  look to turn their season around beginning with a trip to the New York Islanders. Edmonton ended a five game home stand at 2-3 after a 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

The Red Wings jumped to an early lead and never looked back with Frans Nielsen scoring at 3:23 of the first before Gustav Nyquist upped the lead to 2-0 at the 9:10 mark. Martin Frk lit the lamp in the second and Anthony Mantha scored with the man advantage in the third to finish off a solid offensive performance.

Petr Mrazk lifted Detroit to the win with an outstanding 36 save performance. Edmonton goalie Cam Talbot has not gotten much support from an offense that has scored only 30 times this year and he needed help with all four goals given up on 35 shots.

The New York Islanders hope to keep winning when the Edmonton Oilers stop for a visit on Tuesday.  New York has enjoyed a small surge with wins in three of four following a 6-4 victory versus the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.  

The Islanders cut lose at the offensive end with Nick Leddy and Jordan Eberle each scoring two times  with Scott Mayfield and Johnny Boychuk also finding the scoring column. Rookie Mathew Barzal gave New York five assists to make a winner of Thomas Greiss and his 31 saves.

The Avalanche were also strong at the offensive end of the ice as Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog found the back of the net and Alexander Kerfoot scored twice in the final 30 seconds of regulation. Jonathan Bernier absorbed the loss for the Avs with all six goals allowed on 28 shots.

Oilers are 0-4 in their last 4 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals andunder is 5-0 in Oilers last 5 road games and over is 4-0-1 in Oilers last 5 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game. Over is 4-0 in Islanders last 4 home games and over is 4-0 in Islanders last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 4-0 in Islanders last 4 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game. Oilers are 1-9 in the last 10 meetings in New York and home team is 15-3 in the last 18 meetings and under is 11-3-1 in the last 15 meetings.  

The Oilers won’t lose every game but given the struggles they have had thus far, I will be looking at the Islanders once goalies are confirmed…

NY Islanders -120 // will update

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