Arizona Coyotes Travel to Edmonton to Face the Oilers
The Arizona Coyotes will head to Rogers Place as they take on the Edmonton Oilers in a Western Conference game. This will be the third and final regular-season game between these two teams as they had not played since November 24th, when the Oilers picked up a 5-3 road win.
Arizona is tied for last in the entire sport (20-39-4, 44 points), while Edmonton is third in the Pacific Division (35-24-5, 75 points).
These teams are not very similar, so it will be an interesting game to see if the Arizona Coyotes can pull off a huge upset. Let’s dive into the Arizona Coyotes and the Edmonton Oilers to determine where we should be placing our wagers for this matchup.
Match Preview: Arizona Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers March 28th
Right winger Clayton Keller has been leading the Coyotes offensively as he is tied for 23rd in the sport in goals and tied for 30th in the NHL in points as he has recorded 62 points (27 goals, 35 assists). He added six points in his last five games.
As a team, they are averaging 2.59 goals on just 25.7 shot attempts so far. Goaltender Karel Vejmelka has been struggling for Arizona as he is 10-24-1 with 3.37 goals allowed per game and a .905 save percentage this season. Defensively, they are giving up 3.19 goals on 31.6 shots.
Edmonton has been scoring the puck well as they are scoring 3.34 goals on 33.4 shots this season. Center Connor McDavid is one of the best players on the planet as he is tied for sixth in the sport in goals, third in the NHL in assists, and leading all the league in points as he has produced 93 points (35 goals, 58 assists) while posting 10 points in his previous five games.
On the defensive side of things, the Oilers are allowing 3.19 goals on 31.6 shot attempts right now. Goalie Mikko Koskinen has been struggling despite a 23-10-3 record as he has a .903 save percentage and 3.07 goals allowed per game.
Arizona Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers Betting Prediction
Arizona is an inferior team that is looking for the first overall pick in the NHL Draft, while Edmonton is trying to make a deep playoff run to the Stanley Cup.
The objective of the game is to score, and taking advantage of power plays will do the trick. The Coyotes are scoring on 13.8 percent of power plays, while the Oilers are scoring on 24.6 percent of all their power play attempts this season.
The records against the spread do not show very much of a difference right now. All in all, go with the Edmonton Oilers to cover the puck line in this game.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.