Looking to win big? The Oilers and Penguins face off at 1:00 ET on TNT. The Penguins are hosting the game at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The Oilers are favored by -1.5 goals in this non-conference contest against the Penguins. The game’s over/under currently sits at 6.5 goals.

EDMONTON OILERS VS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins +1.5

This game will be played at PPG Paints Arena at 1:00 ET on Sunday, March 10th.

WHY BET THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-2 win for the Penguins.
  • We like the Penguins on the moneyline (+127)
  • The Penguins are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will Edmonton Make it Happen on the Road?

On the season, the Oilers have gone 38-21-3 and are currently in 2nd place in the Pacific Division and 5th in the Western Conference. On the road, Edmonton has gone 18-13-1 and are favored to win this game.

Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 5-5, and they are 3-2 over their last five games. Against other Western Conference teams, Edmonton has gone 23-13 this season.

On the season, the Oilers have gone 29-33 against the puck line, including going 0-3 in their last three games. So far, Edmonton has played in 26 games that have been decided by multiple goals.

As the favorite, the Oilers have gone 25-28 against the puck line, and they have gone 3-7 in their last ten games on the road. This season, Edmonton has an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game.

For the season, Edmonton’s games have finished with an average of 6.4 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.6. Overall, the Oilers have an over/under record of 26-33-3.

Through their last three road contests, the Oilers offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Edmonton posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 0-3 ATS.

On offense, the Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 6th in the league. Looking at how the Oilers’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 9th in power play goals and 11th in shorthanded goals.

Edmonton’s leading scorer is Zach Hyman. So far, he has 43 goals which is 3rd in the NHL. Hyman also comes into the game with 19 assists.

The Penguins defense is currently 24th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Pittsburgh. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 1st with 7 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Pittsburgh, goalie Calvin Pickard has started 12 games in this season. His current record is 8-4, and his save percentage stands at 0.38%.

Can the Penguins Offense Score Enough at Home?

At home this season, the Penguins have gone 16-11-4, and they have lost their last two games. In the Eastern Conference, Pittsburgh is 13th, and in the Metropolitan Division, they are 7th. Overall, the Penguins have a record of 28-26-8, and they have gone 15-20 against Eastern Conference opponents.

As the underdog, Pittsburgh has gone 9-11-3 this season, and they have lost four straight games when not favored. Over their last ten games, the Penguins have gone 4-6, and they have a record of 1-4 in their last five games.

As the underdog, the Penguins have a puck line record of 14-9 in 23 games as the underdog. They have an average scoring margin of -.6 goals per game in those games. Overall, Pittsburgh has 29 wins by multiple goals compared to 19 losses by multiple goals.

Coming into the game, the Penguins have a puck line record of 4-6 in their last ten home games. In their last ten games overall, Pittsburgh’s puck line record is 4-6 as well. So far this season, the team’s puck line mark is 29-33.

The average goal total for Pittsburgh’s games is sitting at 5.8. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Penguins come in with an over/under record of 24-33-5.

Across their three previous road games, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 25th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. This season, the Penguins have a 18-17 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 9-9 record.

Pittsburgh’s leading goal scorer is Sidney Crosby. So far this season, he has 32 goals, placing him 13th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Crosby has 32 assists this season.

Defensively, the Penguins come into the season ranked 24th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Pittsburgh. For the season, they are ranked 1st in shutouts, coming in with 7 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Edmonton, goalie Tristan Jarry has started 42 games in this season. His current record is 18-20, and his save percentage stands at 0.88%.