The Edmonton Oilers (13-15-1) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (16-13-2) on Thursday, December 21st. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark. Both the Oilers and Devils will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 ET.
Edmonton Oilers vs New Jersey Devils
The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Coming into their game vs. Devils, the Oilers have a 13-15-1 record. They hold a 9-6-1 record when playing at home, and they have gone 4-9-0 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 6th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 13th in the Western conference. This season, Edmonton’s average scoring margin is -0.1, which has their puck line record at 10-19. Their average home scoring margin is +.6, and in road games, it stands at -0.9.
In their most recent game, the Oilers fell to the Islanders on the road by a score of 3-1. Offensively, the Oilers got off to a good start by scoring one time in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. Edmonton’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 31 shots on goal in total.
Edmonton took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The game ended below the over/under line of 7, with a combined total of 4 goals.
The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Facing the Oilers, the Devils have a record of 16-13-2 so far. At home, their record is 6-8-2 and 10-5-0 on the road. Their current record places them 6th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 10th in the Eastern conference. This season, New Jersey has managed to win seven games by a margin of more than one goal while losing 10 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 8-22.
The Devils aim to bounce back following their 3-2 loss at home to the Flyers. Offensively, the Devils registered one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. Of New Jersey’s two goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 26 shots on goal and 17 giveaways.
New Jersey went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.
Edmonton Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Oilers are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 16th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 8th in the league. Looking at how the Oilers’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 7th in power play goals and 10th in shorthanded goals.
The Oilers come in with an over/under record of 14-12-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 12 games failing to surpass the 7 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.8 per game.
New Jersey Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Devils are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 11th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 19th in the league. Coming into the game, the Devils have 11-6 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 5-5.
So far, the Devils have an over/under record of 19-11-0. Coming into the game, they have played 12 games that went beyond the 7 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 7 goals per game.
Edmonton Team Defense
Edmonton defense takes on the Devils ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against Edmonton. They alsso are 24th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
New Jersey Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Devils’ defense is 13th in takeaways at 7.4 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 27th in the NHL.
Oilers vs Devils Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Edmonton has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- In their last five home games, New Jersey has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
- Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Devils have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 2-3.
- Going back to their previous five games as the favorite, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Devils to pick up on a win over the Oilers at home. With the moneyline sitting at -115, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Devils straight-up.
For a puck line prediction, our preference is the Devils to secure a win and cover. Anticipate the Devils to win this one by multiple goals over the Oilers.
With an over/under line sitting at 7 goals, we like this game to remain below that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the under.
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