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Oilers vs. Panthers - 1/11/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Florida Panthers (19-11-9) at Edmonton Oilers (10-23-9)
Date & Time Sunday January 11, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +114 / Florida Panthers -126 --- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
FSFL
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NHL | Florida Panthers (19-11-9) at Edmonton Oilers (10-23-9)
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The Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers square off late Sunday night at the Rexall Place.

The Florida Panthers have won three of their last four games and continue their long road trip. The Panthers are averaging 2.3 goals per game and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The Florida Panthers have scored one power play goal in their last four games and have won four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals overall. Nick Bjugstad leads Florida with 15 goals, Aaron Ekblad has 18 assists and Brad Boyes has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the Panthers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Roberto Luongo has allowed 67 goals on 906 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 28 goals on 269 shots.

The Edmonton Oilers have split their last six games and play their fourth straight home game. The Oilers are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The Edmonton Oilers have four power play goals in their last five games and have won three of their last four games when scoring at least three goals overall. Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have combined for 22 goals, Jordan Eberle has 15 assists and Teddy Purcell has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Ben Scrivens has allowed 88 goals on 864 shots faced and Viktor Fasth has given up 44 goals on 385 shots.

The Panthers are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Pacific and 31-63 in their last 94 road games. The Oilers are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 22-52 in their last 74 games playing on 1 days rest. The Panthers are 1-6-1 in the last 8 meetings in Edmonton and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings overall.

As you guys know, the Panthers have been my team all season long and we've cashed some big tickets recently. No reason to jump off that trian just yet, especially with the Panthers finally avoiding OT and starting to pick up wins in regulation. 

Pick:
Florida Panthers -126

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