The Edmonton Oilers (13-14-1) travel to face off against the New York Islanders (14-8-8) on Tuesday, December 19th. This game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont. Both the Oilers and Islanders will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 ET.
Edmonton Oilers vs New York Islanders
The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 28 games, the Oilers have achieved an overall record of 13-14-1. When on the road, Edmonton holds a 4-8-0 record, while they are 9-6-1 when playing at home. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 6th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 13th. Edmonton’s average scoring difference this season sits at .0, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 10-18. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +.6, and on the road, it is -0.8.
Following a 5-1 loss at home to the Panthers, the Oilers are eager to bounce back. On the offensive front, the Oilers failed to score in the first or third periods against the Panthers, but they found the net one time in the second period. For the game, Edmonton’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 39 shots on goal vs. Florida.
In this game, Edmonton was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. With a combined total of 6 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 7.
The New York Islanders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Islanders have put together an overall record of 14-8-8. When playing on the road, New York has gone 6-5-2, while their home record stands at 8-3-6. Their current record places them 3rd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 6th in the Eastern conference. This season, New York has managed to win four games by a margin of more than one goal while losing seven games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 15-15.
In their most recent game, the Islanders fell to the Canadiens on the road by a score of 5-3. The first two periods saw the Islanders struggling to find the net on offense, but they turned things around by scoring three goals in the third period. For the game, the New York offense took 33 shots on goal and scored one time while short handed.
New York went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The combined total of 8 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
Edmonton Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Oilers come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 14th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. This season, the Oilers have a 9-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 4-6 record.
The Oilers’ over/under record this season is 14-11-3. For the season, they have had 17 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.9 goals per game.
New York Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Islanders are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 17th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 20th in the league. New York’s offense is currently ranked 17th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the league.
The Islanders’ over/under record this season is 18-11-1. For the season, they have had 18 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.5 goals per game.
Edmonton Team Defense
The Oilers defense is currently 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Edmonton. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 24th with 1 shutouts.
New York Team Defense
Defensively, the Islanders are currently 3rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 35.5 shots per game against New York. They also are 4th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
Oilers vs Islanders Trends
- Through their last ten road contests, the Oilers offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Edmonton posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 3-7 ATS.
- In their last ten games at home, the Islanders have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 7-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
- New York has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 puck line in their last five games.
- Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Oilers have a strong record of 3-2. Their record vs the puck line in these matchups is 2-3.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Islanders to defeat the Oilers while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +116, I’m placing a wager on the Islanders to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Islanders winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Islanders straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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