The Edmonton Oilers (5-11-1) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (10-7-0) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on ESPN+. The Hurricanes are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Oilers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Panthers. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Edmonton Oilers vs Carolina Hurricanes
The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 17 games, the Oilers have achieved an overall record of 5-11-1. When on the road, Edmonton holds a 2-7-0 record, while they are 3-4-1 when playing at home. Their current record places them 7th in the Western Pacific division and 14th in the Western conference. Edmonton has four wins by more than one goals and dropped eight games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 4-13 this season.
Following a 5-3 loss on the road to the Panthers, the Oilers are eager to bounce back. In the offensive department, the Oilers notched two goals during the first period and one time in the second period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 28 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.
Coming in as the underdog, Edmonton not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 7 goals, with a combined total of 8 goals.
The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win
Facing the Oilers, the Hurricanes have a record of 10-7-0 so far. At home, their record is 5-1-0 and 5-6-0 on the road. They are currently positioned 4th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 8th in the Eastern conference. Carolina’s average scoring margin this season is +.1 leading to an overall puck line record of 5-12. Their scoring margin at home is +1.2 and -0.5 on the road.
In their previous game, the Hurricanes hosted the Penguins and game away with a 4-2 win. Offensively, the Hurricanes couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored one time in the second period and three goals in the third. Of Carolina’s four goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 34 shots on goal and eight giveaways.
Carolina also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 6 goals.
Edmonton Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Oilers come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 27th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 7th in the league. Edmonton’s offense comes into the game ranked 16th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 13th in the NHL.
So far, the Oilers have an over/under record of 10-6-1. Coming into the game, they have played 11 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.8 goals per game.
Carolina Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Hurricanes come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 17th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 6th in the league. This year, the Hurricanes have recorded a 9-5 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 1-1 record.
The Hurricanes’ over/under record this season is 8-9-0. For the season, they have had 9 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.5 goals per game.
Edmonton Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Oilers’ defense is 5th in takeaways at 8 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.7 goals per game which is 25th in the NHL.
Carolina Team Defense
Carolina defense takes on the Oilers ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 25.8 shots per game against Carolina. They alsso are 5th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Oilers vs Hurricanes Trends
- Across their three previous road games, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Through their last five home contests, the Hurricanes offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Carolina posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 ATS.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 4-1.
- Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Oilers have an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 against the spread.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Hurricanes to pick up on a win over the Oilers at home. With the moneyline sitting at -153, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Hurricanes straight-up.
If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Oilers to cover. Even if the Hurricanes manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Oilers should cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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