Betting on today’s Flyers and Oilers game? Catch the action at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB, as the Oilers hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on NBCS. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6.5 goals, and the Oilers are favored to win at home against the Flyers.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS EDMONTON OILERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Place at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.

WHY BET THE EDMONTON OILERS:

  • With the Oilers being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Oilers.
  • Take the Oilers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Flyers (+1.5)

Can the Flyers Offense Score Enough in Edmonton?

The Flyers come in with an overall record of 19-12-5. On the road, Philadelphia has a 11-5-4 record, whereas they are 8-7-1 at home. At the moment, they hold the 3rd spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 5th in the Eastern conference.

Regarding the puck line, Philadelphia comes in with a 26-10 record. On the road against the puck line, they are 18-2, while their home record is 8-8. For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Philadelphia is 5.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Flyers come in with an over/under record of 14-21-1.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Philadelphia has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

Offensively, the Flyers come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 6th position in the league. Philadelphia’s offense is currently ranked 30th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 2nd in the league.

Philadelphia’s leading goal scorer is Travis Konecny. So far this season, he has 17 goals, placing him 17th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 14 assists so far.

Edmonton defense takes on the Flyers ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against Edmonton. They alsso are 13th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Edmonton, goalie Carter Hart has started 19 games in this season. His current record is 9-6, and his save percentage stands at 0.7524752475247525%.

Is It the Oilers Game to Lose at Home?

So far this season, the Oilers have an overall record of 18-15-1. On the road, Edmonton is 9-9-0 and 9-6-1 at home. Their current record places them 5th in the Western Pacific division and 10th in the Western conference.

Regarding the puck line, Edmonton comes in with a 15-19 record. On the road against the puck line, they are 9-9, while their home record is 6-10. 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 17-14-3.

When looking at their past three matchups at home, Edmonton has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 5 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.

On the offensive side, the Oilers are scoring an 3.6 goals per game this season, ranking 8th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 7th in the league. This season, the Oilers are 12-8 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 6-6 record.

Edmonton’s leading goal scorer is Zach Hyman. So far this season, he has 21 goals, placing him 7th in the NHL. Hyman also comes into the game with 13 assists.

Defensively, the Oilers come into the season ranked 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 28.1 shots per game against Edmonton. For the season, they are ranked 13th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Stuart Skinner gets the start and has made 24 starts this season. His record at this point is 14-9, and his save percentage is 0.8118811881188119%.