New Jersey Devils at Edmonton Oilers Betting Preview 11/8/19

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The New Jersey Devils, spearheaded by Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri, are preparing to take the ice against Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid, and the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place in a cross-continent showdown. The game will get going at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, November 8, and you’ll be able to view it live on Sportsnet West.

New Jersey Devils at Edmonton Oilers Odds

New Jersey (+125) is playing the role of underdog to Edmonton (-145), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals (-120 to bet the under, +100 for the over).

Earning 3.8 units for moneyline bettors, Edmonton is 10-7 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, the best in the Pacific Division in this young season, is a welcomed improvement over the 35-47 record from the 2018-19 season campaign. Among its 17 games this season, seven have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and none have pushed. So far this year, the team’s 5-3 SU at home.

The Oilers come into the matchup with the third-best power-play unit in the NHL, as the team has converted on 27.1 percent of their extra-man chances this year. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 83.3 percent of all penalties.

With a .926 save percentage and 26.4 saves per game, Mike Smith (5-5-1) has been the most dependable goalkeeper for Edmonton this season. If the Oilers choose to rest him, however, head coach Dave Tippett might turn to Mikko Koskinen (5-3-3 record, .917 save percentage, 2.46 goals against average).

New Jersey has lost 5.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 4-10 straight up (SU). Through 14 regular season matches, nine of its games have gone over the total, while four have gone under the total and none have pushed. As the visiting team so far, the Devils are 2-4 SU.

The Devils have converted on just 13.2 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 27th overall and it’s successfully killed off 75.0 percent of all penalties.

MacKenzie Blackwood (23.8 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for New Jersey. Blackwood owns a 4-6-3 record, while registering a .888 save percentage and 3.13 goals against average this year.

New Jersey Devils at Edmonton Oilers Betting Predictions

Free Pick: SU Winner – Oilers, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • The Devils are 1-3 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Oilers are 1-1 in shootouts.
  • The under has hit in four of Edmonton’s last five outings.
  • New Jersey has managed 27.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Edmonton is averaging 33.0 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Over New Jersey’s last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-4 in those games).
  • New Jersey skaters notched 23.5 hits per game last season, while the Oilers accounted for 26.7 hits per matchup.