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New York Islanders vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/19/2023

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New York Islanders vs Edmonton Oilers 12/19/2023
  • We like the Islanders on the moneyline (+116)
  • The Islanders are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 6 goals, and we suggest taking the under

New York Islanders vs Edmonton Oilers Preview

Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Oilers and Islanders. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Islanders at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY. Get ready to place your bets!

The Oilers come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 6.5 goals. Check out BetCoco for New York Islanders – Edmonton Oilers odds

New York Islanders vs Edmonton Oilers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last ten head-to-head matchups between then Oilers and Islanders have gone in favor of the Oilers, putting together a record of 7-3. The last three times that the Islanders have hosted the Oilers, the over/under record is 0-2-1 with the teams combining for an average of 4 goals. The over/under record in their last three overall matchups is 0-2-1.

  • Although Edmonton has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 3-7. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Islanders have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • As the betting underdog, the Islanders have an puck line record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
  • Against the spread, the Oilers have put together of 2-3 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-2 straight up.

New York Islanders vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction

Coming into their game vs. New York, the Oilers are 13-14-1. They are 13-9-1 when favored and 0-5-0 as the underdog. On the road, they have gone 4-8-0 this season and are 9-6-1 at home.

When looking at their offense, the Oilers have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. Edmonton’s offense comes into the game ranked 7th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 9th in the NHL.

Goalie Stuart Skinner comes into the game having made 20 starts this season. So far, his record is 11-8 and he has a save percentage of 0.8020833333333334%.

Coming into their game vs. Edmonton, the Islanders are 14-8-8. They are 8-3-3 when favored and 6-5-5 as the underdog. On the road this season, they have a 6-5-2 record, while they are 8-3-6 in their games at home.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Islanders are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 17th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 20th in the league. In terms of the Islanders’ offense during power plays, they are 17th in power play goals and 5th in shorthanded goals.

Entering the game, goalie Ilya Sorokin has started 19 games this season. His current record stands at 8-4, and his save percentage is 0.9895833333333334%.

In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Islanders winning this one 4-2.

New York Islanders vs Edmonton Oilers Betting Tips

  • We like the Islanders on the moneyline (+116)
  • The Islanders are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 6 goals, and we suggest taking the under

New York Islanders Injury Report

  • Matt Martin – Upper Body – Out
  • Adam Pelech – Upper Body – Out
  • Scott Mayfield – Upper Body – Out
  • Ryan Pulock – Lower Body – Out
  • Oliver Wahlstrom – Illness – Questionable

Edmonton Oilers Injury Report

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

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