Oilers vs Islanders Prediction NHL Picks Today 11/13
- Lm Tipster
- Nov 13, 2023, 3:36:25 AM
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Get ready for an intriguing matchup as the New York Islanders face off against the Edmonton Oilers. In this preview, we'll delve into the game's dynamics and make a final prediction.
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders enter the game with a record of 5-5-3, currently seventh in the Metropolitan Division.
The Islanders boast goaltending talent with Ilya Sorokin (3 wins, 2 losses, 3 OT losses, GA/G of 3.24, and SV% of .907) and Semyon Varlamov (2 wins, 3 losses, GA/G of 2.05, and impressive SV% of .940).
The Edmonton Oilers, struggling with a 3-9-1 record, aim to turn things around, currently placed seventh in the Pacific Division.
Edmonton faces some challenges with players like Mattias Janmark and Connor Brown listed as day-to-day, potentially affecting their lineup.
Let's compare key player statistics for both teams:
|Noah Dobson (Islanders)||12||4||8|
|Leon Draisaitl (Oilers)||15||5||10|
With key players on both sides and solid goaltending, the game could be characterized by a tight defensive battle, favoring the under of 6.5 goals.
Before making our prediction, let's consider how both teams have fared recently:
New York Islanders
The Islanders are coming off a loss to the Washington Capitals (L4-1) and faced challenges in their recent games.
The Oilers secured a win against the Seattle Kraken (W4-1) but have struggled overall in their recent performances.
Given the recent performances, the defensive capabilities of both teams, and potential lineup challenges for the Oilers, we predict that the under of 6.5 goals is the optimal bet for this matchup.
Anticipate a game marked by strong goaltending and defensive play, resulting in limited scoring opportunities. For bettors seeking a conservative option, the under bet presents a favorable choice.
Pick: Under 6.5 goals
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