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Florida Panthers vs. Edmonton Oilers

Florida Panthers (23-23-6) at Edmonton Oilers (23-27-4)

NHL Hockey: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

The Line: Edmonton Oilers -140 (-1.5) / Florida Panthers +127 — Over/Under: 5.5

Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers Free NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Florida Panthers will travel up north and across the border to take on the Edmonton Oilers.

The Edmonton Oilers are led by Connor McDavid. McDavid leads the Oilers in both goals and assists, with 42 assists and 22 goals, scoring a grand total of 64 points so far this season, ranking him 4th in the NHL in points and 10th in assists. The Center’s closest competition on his team in points is fellow Center, Leon Draisaitl, who has 48 points on 15 goals and 33 assists. The Oilers put up 33.94 shots per game but only score 2.81 goals and also have a PP/PK percentage of 14.97. The Edmonton offense ranks 23rd in goals while ranking 6th in shots, but they rank 30th in PP/PK percentage. Their defense is lackluster, their goalies struggle in between the sticks, allowing 3.28 goals on only 30.83 shots and have a PP/PK percentage of 27.98. The defense ranks 28th in goals against on average on the 8th least shots opponents attempt and their PP/PK percentage ranks dead last in the NHL.

The Florida Panthers are led by Center Jonathan Huberdeau who has 51 points on the season. Huberdeau has a team-high 33 assists and tied with 18 goals, but he is not far ahead of some of his teammates, Vincent Trocheck has 48 points with 18 goals and Aleksander Barkov also has 18n goals but has 47 points. The team puts out a high number of shots but do not convert at a high rate. The team shoots 34.65 shots per game but only scores 2.83, while they have a 16.88 PP/PK percentage. The team’s offense ranks 21st in goals but ranks 1st in the number of shots while ranking 24th in PP/PK percentage. Their defense is not very good either, they allow 3.21 goals per game on 34.67 shots, and have a PP/PK Percentage of 20.13. The defense ranks 25th in goals allowed, 30th in shots allowed and are 18th in PP/PK percentage.

Cover the Spread 365 Trends:

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 6 games when playing Edmonton

Florida is 3-8-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Edmonton

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Edmonton

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton’s last 6 games

Edmonton is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Edmonton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton’s last 5 games at home

 Free NHL Prediction:

The Panthers have a high powered shooting offense that rarely converts but that will change tonight. The Oilers allow too many goals on few shots for the Panthers not to convert. The Panthers will score at least 4 goals tonight and the Oilers will keep close but will fall short. The game will reach the over and the Panthers will win straight up.

[button type=”big” color=”blue”] Pick: Panthers +1.5[/button]

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"They're going to be juiced because it's the home opener, but coming off that victory, Edmonton's got to be excited." From #Studio99, the @SportChek Panel tees up the #Oilers long-awaited return to @RogersPlace.

McDavids main failing is that he's not from #NovaScotia 😁 #Oilers

Hey @EdmontonOilers - we just want you to know that Nash will be cheering for you tonight from the Stollery Children’s Hospital. #yeg #LetsGoOilers @drtwofive #gameday #oilers

Just watching Flames/Boston from last night before work. 🙄 Pretty safe bet we will not see this Bruins team tonight😬 #LetsGoOilers

"Elliotte Friedman reported ... part of the reason for some tension in #Edmonton and the need to be better on the ice is that the 1st wave of luxury boxes that were purchased at Rogers Place come up for renewal this year." #Oilers news & more #NHL rumors from #THW...

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Drew Gentry
Drew Gentry
Andrew is a Charlotte, North Carolina native and who is a broadcast journalism major. He has always had a fascination with numbers and sports, so he's combined the two to become a handicapper and a blogger. He loves sports and loves writing about them. Using not just statistics and records, he uses common sense and conventional thinking. The opposite of what most bettors rely on--impulse wagering and following the norm. His articles are well-thought-out and well-researched.
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