Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers

Edmonton Oilers (8-6-1) at Florida Panthers (3-5-3)

NHL: Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 7:00 PM (EST)

Line and Odds: EDM +120/ FLA -140

Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers Free NHL Pick

The Edmonton Oilers come into Florida to play the Panthers after losing to the Minnesota Wild at home by a score of 4-3.  The Oilers are off to a good start this year as they try to return to the top of the Pacific division.  Edmonton is currently 8-6-1, but they have had a tough schedule early on this year playing some elite teams from the east.  Connor McDavid is solidifying himself as the best player in the NHL and gives his team a chance to win whenever he is on the ice.  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has really come out with a fast start and looks to be a top scorer on this team.  Leon Draisaitl is completing the theme of centers producing with 16 points.  The three centers are leading the way for their team.  The offense is firing on all cylinders, but the defense can do more.  If the Oilers want to be an elite team in the Pacific division, they will have to get their defensemen involved in the offensive zone.

The Florida Panthers play host to the Edmonton Oilers after losing on the road to the New York Rangers by a score of 5-2.  Florida has been on the brink for playoffs for the past few years, and a lot of experts are predicting them to make a postseason push this year as well.  The Panthers are 3-5-3, losing some tough games in overtime.  Florida is having a tough time scoring this year, and it is evident by the players that are leading the way so far.  Evgenii Dadonov and Mike Hoffman are leading the way so far in goals and there is a dropoff from there.  The Panthers really need a spark in their offense, especially tonight going against Connor McDavid and the rest of the Oilers.  The defense will also need to tighten up and not let McDavid get behind them off the rush.

Cover The Spread 365 NHL Betting Trends

Oilers:

Edmonton is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Edmonton is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road

Edmonton is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road

Panthers:

Florida is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games

Florida is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Florida is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home

Florida Panthers vs. Edmonton Oilers Free NHL Prediction

The Florida Panthers are not doing well this year, but they are still a good team.  Edmonton is too good to let this game slip away from them, even on the road playing against an Eastern conference team.

THE PICK: OILERS +120

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