Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Hurricanes and Oilers. The game is starting at 9:30 ET on TNT, and it’s hosted by the Oilers at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB. Get ready to place your bets! This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Oilers are favored to win at home vs. the Hurricanes.
CAROLINA HURRICANES VS EDMONTON OILERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5
This game will be played at Rogers Place at 9:30 ET on Wednesday, December 6th.
WHY BET THE EDMONTON OILERS:
- Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Hurricanes winning this game by a score of 4-3.
- We like the Hurricanes on the moneyline (-109)
- The Hurricanes are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Will the Hurricanes Exceed Expectations on the Road?
Through 24 games, the Hurricanes have achieved an overall record of 14-9-1. When on the road, Carolina holds a 6-7-0 record, while they are 8-2-1 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 2nd spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 5th in the Eastern conference.
Against the puck line, Carolina is 9-15. Their road puck line record so far is 4-9 while sitting 5-6 at home against the puckline. For the season, Carolina’s games have finished with an average of 6.6 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.2. Overall, the Hurricanes have an over/under record of 12-12-0.
When looking at their past three road matchups, Carolina has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 7th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 2nd in the league. In terms of the Hurricanes’ offense during power plays, they are 13th in power play goals and 1st in shorthanded goals.
Carolina’s current leading scorer is Teuvo Teravainen. This season, he has 11 goals, which puts him 30th in the NHL. Teravainen also comes into the game with 7 assists.
Edmonton defense takes on the Hurricanes ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Edmonton. They alsso are 19th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Pyotr Kochetkov has started eight games this season. His current record stands at 4-4, and his save percentage is 88.1%.
Can the Oilers Live Up to the Hype at Home?
Facing the Hurricanes, the Oilers have a record of 9-12-1 so far. At home, their record is 5-4-1 and 4-8-0 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 7th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 14th in the Western conference.
Analyzing their performance against the puck line, Edmonton has a 7-15 record. On the road they are 4-8 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is3-7. For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Edmonton is 7. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.7. The Oilers come in with an over/under record of 13-8-1.
When looking at their past three matchups at home, Edmonton has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Oilers are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 20th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 18th in the league. The Oilers went 6-6 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 3-6.
Edmonton’s leading scorer is Zach Hyman. So far, he has 12 goals which is 23rd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hyman has 11 assists this season.
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 19th with 1 shutouts.
Goalie Stuart Skinner comes into the game having made 16 starts this season. So far, his record is 8-7 and he has a save percentage of 88.1%.