Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers Free Pick

Jose VasquezArticles, Hockey, NHL

Rogers Place will be hosting a cross-continent clash as the Edmonton Oilers square off against the visiting Florida Panthers. This one will get going at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, February 12 and it’s being televised live on Sportsnet West.

Florida Panthers vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds

Florida (+120) is currently the underdog to Edmonton (-140) and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under). Producing 14.8 units for moneyline bettors, Edmonton is 23-31 straight up (SU) overall thus far. That early-season winning percentage is a regression from the 47-35 record that the team posted during last years regular season campaign. Among its 54 games this season, 27 have gone over the total, while 26 have gone under and just one has pushed. The team is 12-15 SU at home this season. The Oilers have converted on just 15.0 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s ranked 31st overall in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 31st overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 72.0 percent of all penalties. The Oilers, as a collective unit, have been called for penalties 3.8 times per game overall this season, and 2.6 per game over their past five match ups. The team has been forced to defend opponent power plays for just 6.4 minutes per game over their last five matchups, overall. With a .902 save percentage and 26.2 saves per game, Cam Talbot (20-22-2) has been the best option in goal for the Oilers this season. If the Oilers, however, decide to give him a rest, the team might roll with Laurent Brossoit (3-10-10 record, .886 save percentage, 3.22 goals against average). Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl will each lead the offensive attack for the Oilers. McDavid (64 points) is up to 22 goals and 42 assists and has recorded two or more points on 17 separate occasions this year. Draisaitl has 15 goals and 33 assists to his credit and has notched at least one point in 30 games. Florida is 23-29 straight up (SU) and has lost 6.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 52 regular season contests, 27 of its games have gone over the total, while 25 have gone under and none have pushed. The Panthers are 10-17 SU as the visiting team this season. The Panthers have converted on just 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 17th overall and it’s successfully killed off 79.9 percent of all opponent power plays. Florida’s players have been penalized 4.5 times per game in total this season, and 6.8 per game over their last five road outings. The teams had to kill penalties an unhealthy 19.3 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. James Reimer (3.04 goals against average and .911 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Florida. Reimer is averaging 27.7 saves per game and has 13 wins, 19 losses, and five OT losses to his credit. For the visiting Panthers, the offense will be facilitated through Jonathan Huberdeau (18 goals, 33 assists) and Vincent Trocheck (18 goals, 30 assists).

Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers Free Picks

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

Betting Trends

  • Edmonton is 2-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while Florida is 2-3 in shootouts.
  • The total has gone over in four of Edmonton’s last five outings.
  • Two clubs that shoot the puck early and often, Florida has registered the leagues most shots on goal (34.7) while Edmonton has attempted the sixth-most (33.9).
  • Edmonton has allowed 3.3 goals per game overall this season, but is allowing 4.7 goals per matchup over its three-game losing streak.
  • The Oilers this season have tallied the most hits per game (26.9), but the club has averaged 32.8 over their last five games as the home team.