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Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/16/2023

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Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers 12/16/2023:
  • Take the Oilers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Panthers (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers Preview

The Panthers and Oilers are set to face off at 10:00 ET on BSFL. The Oilers will host the game at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB.

The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Oilers being the favored team playing at home against the Panthers. Check out BetCoco for Edmonton Oilers – Florida Panthers odds

Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Oilers have the leg up at 2-1. However, against the puck line the Panthers went 2-1. The over/under record in these matchups was 2-1 on an average of 6 goals per game.

  • Florida has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Oilers have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 3-7 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • As the betting underdog, the Oilers have an puck line mark of just 0-5 in their last five games. Edmonton posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Panthers have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.

Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers Prediction

Coming into their game vs. Edmonton, the Panthers are 17-10-2. They are 14-7-0 when favored and 3-3-2 as the underdog. On the road this season, they have a 8-6-2 record, while they are 9-4-0 in their games at home.

On the offensive side, the Panthers are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 22nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 3rd in the league. Florida’s offense is currently ranked 21st in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 29th in the league.

Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky comes into the game having made 22 starts this season. So far, his record is 13-8 and he has a save percentage of 0.878%.

Coming into their game vs. Florida, the Oilers are 13-13-1. They are 13-8-1 when favored and 0-5-0 as the underdog. When they have hit the road, they have a 4-8-0 record this season, and they are 9-5-1 at home.

When looking at their offense, the Oilers have an average of 3.5 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. In terms of the Oilers’ offense during power plays, they are 4th in power play goals and 9th in shorthanded goals.

Goalie Stuart Skinner gets the start and has made 20 starts this season. His record at this point is 11-8, and his save percentage is 0.811%.

The Oilers enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.

Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers Betting Tips

  • Take the Oilers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Panthers (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Edmonton Oilers Injury Report

  • Dylan Holloway – Knee – Out
  • Ryan Fanti – Hip – Out

Florida Panthers Injury Report

  • Aaron Ekblad – Lower Body – Questionable
  • Jonah Gadjovich – Illness – Questionable
  • Anton Lundell – Illness – Questionable

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