New York Rangers vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction - 02/17/23
- Lm Tipster
- Feb 17, 2023, 9:08:44 PM
|Time||9:00 p.m. EST|
|Oilers money line||-125|
|Oilers spread||-1.5 (+185)|
|Rangers money line||+114|
|Rangers spread||+1.5 (-215)|
|Over / under||6.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Edmonton Oilers||New York Rangers|
|Home / road record||13-11-4||16-5-4|
|Goals per game||3.73||3.22|
|Goals allowed per game||3.22||2.61|
|Shots per game||32.5||33.6|
|Shots allowed per game||29.5||31.8|
|Over / under record||36-16-3||25-28-1|
On Friday night, the Edmonton Oilers are set to host the New York Rangers at Rogers Place, continuing their home games. These two teams previously faced off earlier this season in New York, with the Oilers emerging as 4-3 winners. In that game, Leon Draisaitl's power-play goal secured the victory with just over two minutes left to play. The Oilers mounted an impressive comeback thanks to the efforts of defenseman Evan Bouchard, who scored two goals, and Dylan Holloway, who scored his first NHL goal. Meanwhile, goaltender Jack Campbell made 20 saves to help seal the win.
The Oilers will be looking to repeat their success in their upcoming match against the Rangers, and the home advantage could work in their favor. With the likes of Draisaitl, Bouchard, and Holloway in their lineup, the Oilers will be hoping to secure another important win and maintain their momentum in the league.
The Edmonton Oilers have been on a hot streak lately, winning 3 of their last 5 games and holding a solid 30-19-6 record. While they have experienced two consecutive losses, the Oilers have shown great resilience in their recent performances.
Despite the disappointing losses, Edmonton's offensive prowess has been nothing short of exceptional, with their dynamic duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl leading the charge. McDavid has been putting up otherworldly numbers, with a staggering 99 points, including 42 goals and 57 assists. Draisaitl has been no slouch either, boasting 80 points, with 31 goals and 49 assists. Even with a lack of depth behind these two, Edmonton has managed to become the highest-scoring team in the league, averaging 3.7 goals per game with an impressive 33.3 shots per game. They also rank second in expected goals per 60 minutes, with 3.65, and sixth in high-danger shots, making them a force to be reckoned with.
On the defensive side, the Oilers have had some struggles, allowing an average of 3.2 goals per game on 31.7 shots allowed per game. While they've given up the 13th-fewest expected goals per 60 minutes at 3, they rank fifth in fewest high-danger shots allowed. They have a major weakness in their penalty kill, which ranks sixth-worst in the league at just 74.6%. This has been a major Achilles heel for the Oilers, and something they will need to address if they want to go deep in the playoffs.
In goal, Stuart Skinner is projected to start tonight. Skinner has had an up-and-down season with a 13-11-4 record, a 2.95 GAA, and a .913 save percentage. While he's shown flashes of brilliance, consistency has been an issue, and his performance will be key to the Oilers' success.
The Oilers have been an exciting team to watch this season, with an explosive offense and a solid defense. With McDavid and Draisaitl leading the charge, they have the potential to make a deep playoff run. However, they will need to shore up their penalty kill and get more consistent performances from their goaltending if they want to make it happen.
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers have been on a tremendous run recently, winning six games in a row and climbing the standings. They head into their next game with a record of 32-14-8 on the season, thanks to a remarkable 21-4-3 run in their last 28 games. Their most recent victory was a hard-fought 6-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, in which they were outshot but managed to outplay their opponents according to the expected goal rate.
The Rangers have been propelled by their strong offense, which has been scoring an average of 3.37 goals per game. Leading the way are top forwards Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, and Vincent Trocheck, who have combined for an impressive 62 goals and 97 assists so far this season. But the rest of the team has also been contributing, with Chris Kreider, Filip Chytil, and Kaapo Kakko adding 52 goals and 46 assists between them. Even the defensemen have been getting in on the act, with Adam Fox and K'Andre Miller chipping in with 16 goals and 65 assists from the point.
The Rangers' defense has also been instrumental in their success, allowing an average of just 2.65 goals per game. Fox and Ryan Lindgren have been a formidable pairing, combining for 8.5 defensive point shares and 159 blocked shots. Meanwhile, K'Andre Miller, Braden Schneider, and Jacob Trouba have provided valuable depth to the unit, with a combined 7.8 defensive point shares. In goal, Igor Shesterkin has been outstanding, with a .915 save percentage and a 2.52 goals-against average on 1164 shots faced, saving the team 10.6 goals above average.
With such a well-rounded team, the Rangers are a force to be reckoned with in the league. They will be looking to extend their winning streak and continue their climb up the standings in their upcoming games. The offense will be counting on their star players to keep delivering, while the defense and goaltending will aim to keep the opposition at bay. If they can maintain their form, the Rangers could be a team to watch in the postseason.
INJURIES: No injuries listed.
NY Rangers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
NY Rangers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Edmonton.
NY Rangers are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games on the road.
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Edmonton.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers' last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games.
Edmonton are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games at home.
Edmonton are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against NY Rangers.
The Oilers have lost their last 2 games but they still have on of the best records in the league and have won 9 of the last 13 games and already beat the Rangers 4-3 in New York earlier this season. The Rangers are on fire right now and have won 6 games in a row and 10 of their last 14 games on the road so expect another great battle between two of the best teams in the NHL. With both offenses hot right now I expect a high scoring game so with the over to cash.
PICK: Over 6.5 (-110)
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