Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Oilers versus the Rangers? The puck drops at 7:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6.5 goals, and the Rangers are favored to win at home against the Oilers.
EDMONTON OILERS VS NEW YORK RANGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Rangers -1.5
This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 ET on Friday, December 22nd.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK RANGERS:
- Our projections indicate that the Rangers should come out top with a projected score of 4-2.
- Take the Rangers on the moneyline
- The Rangers should also cover at -1.5
Will Edmonton Win on the Road?
This season, the Oilers have a mark of 14-15-1. When going on the road, Edmonton has a record of 5-9-0 record, while they are 9-6-1 at their home arena. Their current record places them 6th in the Western Pacific division and 13th in the Western conference.
When it came to the puck line, Edmonton heads in with a 11-19 record. On the road, their mark is 5-9 and their overall home performance is 6-10 vs. the puck line. For the season, Edmonton’s games have finished with an average of 6.9 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.7. Overall, the Oilers have an over/under record of 15-12-3.
Edmonton has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
When looking at their offense, the Oilers have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 13th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 8th in the league. In terms of the Oilers’ offense during power plays, they are 8th in power play goals and 11th in shorthanded goals.
Edmonton’s current leading scorer is Zach Hyman. This season, he has 18 goals, which puts him 8th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hyman has 12 assists this season.
The Rangers defense is currently 26th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 14th with 2 shutouts.
Goalie Stuart Skinner gets the start and has made 21 starts this season. His record at this point is 11-9, and his save percentage is 0.7857142857142857%.
Can New York Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?
This season, the Rangers have a mark of 22-7-1. When going on the road, New York has a record of 12-4-1 record, while they are 10-3-0 at their home arena. They are currently positioned 1st in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 1st in the Eastern conference.
When it came to the puck line, New York have posted a 15-15 record. Their road performance against the puck line stands at 10-7, while they are 5-8 at home. For the season, New York’s games have finished with an average of 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.1. Overall, the Rangers have an over/under record of 13-15-2.
Across their last three home contests, New York has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 2 goals per game.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 16th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 26th in the league. This season, the Rangers have a 16-3 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 6-3 record.
New York’s leading scorer is Artemi Panarin. So far, he has 17 goals which is 9th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Panarin has 26 assists this season.
New York defense takes on the Oilers ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against New York. They alsso are 14th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Goalie Igor Shesterkin comes into the game having made 19 starts this season. So far, his record is 12-7 and he has a save percentage of 0.8163265306122449%.