Edmonton Oilers (4-6-1) at Philadelphia Flyers (4-5-2)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 4, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -165 / Edmonton Oilers +150 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers square off Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Edmonton Oilers have won four of their last six games but are still looking for their first road win of the season. The Oilers are being led by their offense that has scored three or more goals in five of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are finding success despite scoring just two power play goals in their last nine games, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring three or more goals. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with six goals, David Perron has five assists and Jordan Eberle has 22 shots on goal. Defensively is where the Oilers struggle, as they’ve given up three or more goals in seven of their 11 games. Ben Scrivens has allowed 29 goals on 281 shots and Viktor Fasth has given up seven goals on 54 shots allowed. The Oilers haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games.
The Philadelphia Flyers return home after losing back-to-back road games in South Florida. Much like the Oilers, scoring isn’t an issue for the Flyers, as they’ve produced three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers have won 13 of their last 19 games when scoring three or more goals. The Flyers are also scoring despite being 0-10 on the power play in their last three games. Wayne Simmonds and Michael Raffl have combined for 12 goals, Jakub Voracek has 13 assists and Claude Giroux has 52 shots on goal. The Flyers defense has been the issue, as they’re killing just 75.8 percent of power plays and are allowing 3.3 goals per game. Ray Emery has allowed 15 goals on 177 shots and Steve Mason has allowed 20 goals on 177 shots.
The Oilers are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 51-123 in their last 174 road games. The Flyers are 9-4 in their last 13 vs. Pacific and 11-5 in their last 16 Tuesday games. The Oilers are 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings, while the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
These teams are a lot alike in the fact neither is great defensively but are able to put goals up in a hurry. Forget trying to pick a winner, the play in this spot is the over.