The Edmonton Oilers (21-15-1) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (20-16-4) on Thursday, January 11th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Edmonton Oilers vs Detroit Red Wings
The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win
As the 4th place team in the Pacific Division and 8th in the Western Conference, the Oilers have gone 21-15-1 overall and 13-8 against the Western Conference. Edmonton has been favored in 29 of their 37 games this season and has won five straight games as the favorite.
Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 8-2 and have won their last five games and eight of their last ten games. On the road, Edmonton has gone 10-9-0 this season and has won six straight games away from home.
Edmonton comes into the game with a puck line record of 17-20 and a road puck line record of 9-10. The Oilers have won 15 games by multiple goals and have a scoring margin of +.5 goals per game. Over their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is 7-3.
So far this season, the Oilers have been favored in 29 games, going 14-15 against the puck line as the favorite. In their last ten road games, Edmonton’s puck line record is 7-3.
The Oilers are coming off a 2-1 road win over the Blackhawks. Offensively, the Oilers registered one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 15 shots on goal and had 3 turnovers.
Edmonton couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Detroit Red Wings Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Red Wings have gone 10-7-3 and have been the underdog in 26 of their 40 games. In the Eastern Conference, Detroit is in 12th place and is 5th in the Atlantic Division. Over their last three games, the Red Wings have won all three games, and they have won four straight games when they have been the underdog.
For the season, Detroit has a record of 20-16-4, and they have gone 12-13 against other Eastern Conference teams. In their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone 5-5, and they have been the favorite in 14 of their games this season.
At home, the Red Wings’ puck line record this season is 9-11, and their average scoring margin at home is +.4 goals per game. As the underdog, Detroit’s puck line record is 18-8, and their average scoring differential when not favored is even.
So far, the Red Wings have 12 wins by multiple goals compared to 8 wins by just one goal. In their last ten home games, Detroit’s puck line record is 4-6, and their puck line mark this season is 22-18.
In their last game, the Red Wings went up against the Ducks and emerged as winners with a score of 3-2. Facing off against the Ducks’ defense, the Red Wings offense scored in all three periods. Of Detroit’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 28 shots on goal and six giveaways.
Although Detroit secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
Edmonton Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Oilers are averaging 3.5 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 12th in the league. The Edmonton offense is ranked 10th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 15th in the NHL.
The Oilers’ over/under record this season is 18-16-3. For the season, they have had 16 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 7. Overall, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.
Detroit Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Red Wings are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 4th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 21st in the league. The Red Wings went 8-4 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 12-11.
So far, the Red Wings have an over/under record of 25-15-0. Coming into the game, they have played 18 games that went beyond the 7 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 7 goals per game.
Edmonton Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Oilers head into the game ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.4 shots per game against Edmonton. So far, they are 16th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Detroit Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Red Wings head into the game ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32 shots per game against Detroit. So far, they are 17th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Oilers vs Red Wings Trends
- Edmonton has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 5-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
- Across the Red Wings last three home games, the team averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 5. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 0-3, while going 2-1 straight-up.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Red Wings have a straight up record of 2-8. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 6-4.
- As the betting favorite, the Oilers have an puck line record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 5-0.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Red Wings to come out with a win against the Oilers while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +141, I’m placing my bet on the Red Wings to win outright.
Our projections have the Red Wings pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Red Wings, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 7 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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