Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, and the Florida Panthers will do battle against Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place in a cross-continent tilt. The action will get started at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 27, and it’s being televised live on Sportsnet West.
Florida Panthers vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds
Edmonton enters the matchup as the slight favorite with a moneyline of -115. The line for the Panthers now stands at -105, and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 7 goals (-105 over, -115 under).
Edmonton is 8-3 straight-up (SU) and has netted 5.6 units for moneyline bettors this season. That winning percentage, ranked second in the NHL in this young season, is a surprising improvement over the 35-47 record from last year’s regular season campaign. Through 11 regular season contests, six of its games have gone under the total, while five have gone over and none have pushed. This season, the team is 5-0 SU at home.
The Oilers currently tout the third-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as they have scored on 33.3 percent of their extra-man opportunities this year. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked eighth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 86.1 percent of all penalties.
With a .925 save percentage and 26.7 saves per game, Mike Smith (three wins, three losses, and one OT loss) has been the primary option in goal for Edmonton this year. If the Oilers decide to give him the day off, however, head coach Dave Tippett may go with the undefeated Mikko Koskinen (5-0 record, .927 save percentage, 2.35 goals against average).
Florida has lost 2.4 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 4-6 straight up (SU). Six of its games have gone over the total, while three have gone under the total and just one has pushed. As the road team, the Panthers are 2-4 SU so far.
The Panthers have converted on 18.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 10th overall and it’s successfully killed off 85.2 percent of all penalties.
Sergei Bobrovsky (24.0 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Florida. Bobrovsky has three wins, five losses, and three OT losses to his credit, and has registered a .869 save percentage and 3.87 goals against average this year.
Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers Betting Predictions
Prediction: SU Winner – Oilers, O/U – Over
- The Panthers are 1-3 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Oilers are 1-1 in shootouts.
- The under has hit in three of Edmonton’s last five games.
- Florida skaters registered 23.2 hits per game last season, while the Oilers forced 26.7 hits per matchup.