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Oilers Should Be Easy Target For Penguins In Tonight’s NHL Odds

Written by on February 4, 2015

There was a time when a meeting between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Edmonton Oilers would have been considered a pulsating proposition. Those were the days when Gretzky and Lemieux ruled the ice, but those years are pretty much a distant memory now, as these are two teams that are very much headed in opposite directions on all NHL odds.
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 4th, 8:00 PM
Location: Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta ML: Edmonton -185
The Edmonton Oilers are about as far removed from the glory days as is humanly possible, and are currently languishing neat the cellar of the Western Conference. They are also among the worst in the league in just about every major offensive and defensive category, which gives you an idea of how deep the troubles run for the Oilers. This is not a problem that will be fixed with a coaching change and a few timely trades.

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With just 37 points in the bag, the Oilers are looking up at the rest of the teams in the Pacific Division, but they have been showing some signs of life lately. They have won 4 of their last 6, and were competitive in the 2 that they lost during that stretch.

Betting Trends

Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh PenguinsPittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games Pittsburgh is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games on the road Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Edmonton

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The Penguins will be looking to get back on track starting on Wednesday, but with 3 games in 4 nights against teams from out west in Canada, the chances of them doing so look pretty bleak. All of that said, you would expect them to at least get something from the three games against the Oilers, Flames, and Canucks. The first of those three looks like the best opportunity, and I expect them to sneak by Edmonton, perhaps with a little bit of OT to settle things.