Last Updated: 2017-12-06
Rogers Place plays host to a cross-continent showdown as the Philadelphia Flyers pay a visit to Edmonton to face the Oilers. It’s the final time that the two clubs will meet in the regular season. The action gets started at 9:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, and fans at home are able to witness it live on Sportsnet ONE.
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds
Edmonton is 11-16 straight up (SU) and has lost 9.2 units for moneyline bettors this year. That early-season winning percentage is a regression from the 47-35 record that the team managed during last year’s regular season campaign. Among the team’s 27 games this season, 13 have gone over the total, while another 13 have gone under and just one has pushed. The team’s 5-8 SU at home this season.
The Oilers have converted on just 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s ranked 23rd overall in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 31st overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 72.2 percent of all penalties.
The Oilers, as a collective unit, have been penalized 4.3 times per game overall this season, and 3.2 per game over their past five match ups. The team has had to stave off opponent power plays for just 7.4 minutes per game over their last five matchups, in total.
Averaging 25.8 saves per game with a .903 save percentage, Cam Talbot (10 wins, 12 losses, and one OT loss) has been the best goalkeeper for the Oilers this season. If the Oilers decide to give him a rest, however, head coach Todd Mclellan could turn to Laurent Brossoit (1-7-7 record, .872 save percentage, 3.81 goals against average).
The Oilers will continue relying on offensive production from Connor McDavid and Milan Lucic. McDavid (32 points) has produced 11 goals and 21 assists and has recorded multiple points eight times this year. Lucic has five goals and 14 assists to his credit and has recorded a point in 14 games.
Philadelphia is 9-18 straight up (SU) and has lost 11.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Through 27 regular season outings, 14 of its games have gone over the total, while 12 have gone under and just one has pushed. The Flyers are 5-8 SU as an away team this season.
The Flyers have converted on 18.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 27th overall and it’s successfully killed off 76.5 percent of all penalties.
Philadelphia’s players have been penalized 4.1 times per game this season, 4.0 per game over their past five outings total, and 4.0 per game over their last five on the road. The team has been forced to kill penalties 8.6 minutes per game over their last five outings.
Brian Elliott (2.92 goals against average and .908 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Philadelphia. Elliott is averaging 28.1 saves per game and owns a 7-13-6 record.
For the visiting Flyers, the offense will run through Jakub Voracek (seven goals, 26 assists) and Claude Giroux (11 goals, 17 assists).
Philadelphia Flyers at Edmonton Oilers Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Flyers, O/U – Under
The over has hit in three of Edmonton’s last five games.
Five of Philadelphia’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 1-4 in those games.
The Oilers this season have registered the second-most hits per game (28.1).