The Carolina Hurricanes (14-9-1) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (9-12-1) on Wednesday, December 6th. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on TNT. The Oilers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hurricanes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jets. Puck drop is set for 9:30 ET.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Edmonton Oilers
The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Coming into their game vs. Oilers, the Hurricanes have a 14-9-1 record. They hold a 8-2-1 record when playing at home, and they have gone 6-7-0 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 2nd spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 5th in the Eastern conference. Carolina heads into the game with eight wins by more than one goal, and lost seven games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 9-15.
The Hurricanes aim to bounce back following their 2-1 loss on the road to the Jets. Offensively, the Hurricanes did not score in the first or third periods vs. the Jets but found the net one time in the second period. Carolina’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 43 shots on goal in total.
Carolina took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Oilers have a mark of 9-12-1. When going on the road, Edmonton has a record of 4-8-0 record, while they are 5-4-1 at their home arena. This record has them sitting 7th in the Western Pacific division and 14th in the Western conference. Edmonton’s average scoring difference this season sits at -0.2, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 7-15. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +.5, and on the road, it is -0.8.
The Oilers most recently took on the Jets and secured a win with a score of 3-1. Offensively, the Oilers faced a challenge in the first and second periods, failing to score. However, they did score three goals in the third period. Of Edmonton’s three goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 39 shots on goal and had six giveaways.
Edmonton secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 4 goals.
Carolina Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 7th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 2nd in the league. Carolina’s offense is currently ranked 13th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 1st in the league.
The Hurricanes’ come into the game with an over/under record of 12-12-0. Over the course of last season, they had 48 games that did not surpass the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 5.8 per game.
Edmonton Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Oilers come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 20th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. Looking at how the Oilers’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 7th in power play goals and 14th in shorthanded goals.
For the season, the over/under record of the Oilers’ stands at 13-8-1. They have had 14 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 7 goals per game.
Carolina Team Defense
Carolina defense takes on the Oilers ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 24.5 shots per game against Carolina. They alsso are 6th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Edmonton Team Defense
Edmonton defense takes on the Hurricanes ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Edmonton. They alsso are 19th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Hurricanes vs Oilers Trends
- In their last three road games, Carolina has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
- Through their last five home games, Edmonton has an puck line record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 1-2.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Hurricanes to pick up on a win over the Oilers and the road. With the moneyline sitting at -109, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Hurricanes straight-up.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Hurricanes winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Hurricanes straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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