Two teams that’ve underperformed this year, the Arizona Coyotes and the Edmonton Oilers meet at Rogers Place in a Pacific Division showdown. The first puck drops at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 28, and it is being televised live on Fox Arizona Plus.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds
With a -185 moneyline, Edmonton enters the game as the heavy favorite. The line for Arizona sits at +160 and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-120 for the over, +100 for the under).
Losing -10.5 units for moneyline bettors, the Oilers are 9-15 straight up (SU) overall this year. That early-season winning percentage is a noticeable slide from what the team managed during the 2016-17 season (47-35). Through 24 regular season contests, 12 of its games have gone under the total, while 11 have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 4-7 SU at home this year.
Edmonton’s converted on 19.0 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 32nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 73.8 percent of all penalties.
Edmonton, as a collective unit, has been called for penalties 4.4 times per game overall this season, 4.6 per game over its last five matchups total, and 4.0 per game over its last five home outings. The teams had to defend opposition power plays for a whopping 13.7 minutes per game over its last 10 matchups, in total.
With a .901 save percentage and 25.7 saves per game, Cam Talbot (9-12-1) has been the primary option in goal for the Oilers this year. If head coach Todd Mclellan decides to rest him, however, the Oilers might go with the winless Laurent Brossoit (0-6-6 record, .881 save percentage, 3.31 goals against average).
Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl will both lead the offensive attack for the Oilers. McDavid (30 points) has tallied 10 goals and 20 assists and has recorded multiple points in seven different games this year. Draisaitl has seven goals and 12 assists to his credit and has recorded at least one point in 11 contests.
Arizona is 6-20 straight up (SU) and has lost 12.1 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 26 regular season outings, 13 of its games have gone over the total, while 12 have gone under and just one has pushed. Arizona’s 4-11 SU as a road team this season.
Arizona has converted on 16.5 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 18th overall and it’s successfully defended 79.2 percent of all opponent power plays.
Arizona’s players have been whistled for penalties only 3.3 times per game this season, and 4.2 per game over their last five on the road. The teams had to kill penalties just 7.8 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Antti Raanta (23.8 saves per game) has been the main option in goal for Arizona. Raanta owns a 4-9-2 record, while registering a .914 save percentage and 2.84 goals against average this year.
Clayton Keller (11 goals, nine assists) and Oliver Ekman-Larsson (five goals, 12 assists) are the top point-getters for Arizona and will pace the attack for the visiting Coyotes.
Arizona Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers Free Picks
Predictions: SU Winner – Oilers, O/U – Over
- The total has gone over in four of Edmonton’s last five outings.
- Arizona has managed 31.0 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Edmonton is averaging 35.2 shots per game over its last five home outings.
- The Coyotes are 4-11 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 4-15 when they serve fewer than 10 penalty minutes, in total.
- Edmonton is ranked 11th in the league with 8.3 takeaways per game. That figure has trended down, however, as it has created 7.0 takeaways over its last 10 games and 5.8 takeaways over its last five.
- Arizona is ranked 32nd overall with 4.5 takeaways per game. That figure has trended down, however, as the team has created 3.5 takeaways over its last 10 games and 2.8 takeaways over its last five.