Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Oilers versus the Red Wings? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. The Oilers come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 7 goals.

EDMONTON OILERS VS DETROIT RED WINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Red Wings +1.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.

WHY BET THE DETROIT RED WINGS:

  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Red Wings to come out on top with a final score of 4-2.
  • We like the Red Wings on the moneyline (+141)
  • The Red Wings are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can Edmonton Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

On the season, the Oilers have been favored in 29 of their 37 games and have a record of 18-10-1 in those games. Over their last ten games, Edmonton has won eight straight and five straight when favored. In the Western Conference, the Oilers are in 8th place and 4th in the Pacific Division.

On the road, the Oilers are 10-9-0 this season and have won six straight games away from home. Over their last five games, Edmonton has a record of 5-0 and has won three straight games as the favorite.

On the season, the Oilers have a puck line record of 17-20 and their average scoring margin is +.5 goals per game. So far, Edmonton has won 15 games by multiple goals.

As the favorite, the Oilers have a puck line mark of 14-15, and their average scoring differential in those games is +1 goal per contest. Over their last ten games, the Oilers have a puck line record of 7-3, and their puck line record on the road is 9-10.

On average, Edmonton’s games have finished with 6.7 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.7. In total, the Oilers come in with an over/under record of 18-16-3.

Across their last three road contests, Edmonton has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 4 goals per game.

Offensively, the Oilers come into the game at 3.5 goals per contest placing 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 12th position in the league. So far this year, the Oilers are 13-8 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 8-6 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The leading scorer for Edmonton’s offense is Zach Hyman. Coming into the game he has 25 goals, ranking 6th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hyman has 15 assists this season.

Defensively, the Red Wings come into the season ranked 8th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32 shots per game against Detroit. For the season, they are ranked 17th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Stuart Skinner comes into the game having made 27 starts this season. So far, his record is 17-9 and he has a save percentage of 0.874%.

Will the Red Wings Come Through as Home Underdogs?

At home this season, the Red Wings are 10-7-3 and have won three straight games. In the Eastern Conference, Detroit is in 12th place and fifth in the Atlantic Division with a record of 20-16-4. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Red Wings are 12-13.

As the underdog, Detroit has a record of 11-14-1 and has been the underdog in 26 of their 40 games. Over their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone 5-5 and have won four straight games when they are favored.

At home, the Red Wings have gone 9-11 vs. the puck line and 4-6 in their last ten games. Overall, Detroit is 22-18 vs. the puck line, and they have gone 18-8 as an underdog.

So far this season, the Red Wings have 12 wins by multiple goals and 8 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games, Detroit has gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Detroit is 7. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.4. The Red Wings come in with an over/under record of 25-15-0.

In their last three road games, Edmonton has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

On the offensive side, the Red Wings are scoring an 3.6 goals per game this season, ranking 4th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 21st in the league. This year, the Red Wings have recorded a 8-4 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 12-11 record.

Detroit’s current leading scorer is Alex DeBrincat. This season, he has 17 goals, which puts him 27th in the NHL. DeBrincat also comes into the game with 21 assists.

Defensively, the Red Wings come into the season ranked 8th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32 shots per game against Detroit. For the season, they are ranked 17th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Alex Lyon has started 12 games this season. His current record stands at 8-4, and his save percentage is 0.456%.