Islanders vs Oilers NHL Spread, Game Preview & Prediction

Islanders vs Oilers NHL Spread, Game Preview & Prediction

Written by on February 20, 2019

The New York Islanders battle the Edmonton Oilers in a cross conference matchup on Thursday, Feb. 21. Edmonton hasn’t played well while NYI continues to lead the deep Metropolitan Division over defending champion Washington and Pittsburgh. Will the Islanders win as a road favorite? Or, can home team dog Edmonton take the “W”?

Islanders vs Oilers NHL Spread, Game Preview & Prediction

Why New York Islanders are a good bet -121?

Heading into their Wednesday night battle with Calgary, the Islanders have been fantastic. They’ve gone 5-1 on the moneyline in their last 6, beating New Jersey, Colorado, Minnesota, Columbus, and, yes, Edmonton on Feb. 16.

Although battling the Oilers on Thursday is the second in a back-to-back, NYI is playing too well to lose. They’ll take down Edmonton on Feb. 21.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.8
  • Shots For: 28.7
  • Power Plays: 15.9%
  • Face-Offs: 48.3%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.3
  • Shots Against: 30.5
  • Penalty Kills: 80.3%
  • Shutouts: 2

Why Edmonton Oilers are a good bet +100?

Are the Oilers a safe bet in the NHL odds on Wednesday night?

Yes, the Oilers are in disarray, but while the Islanders must play on Feb. 20, this will be Edmonton’s first matchup since Feb. 19. The day off should really help the Oilers get back on track.

Not only that, but in their last game, they hung with Arizona until the very end, losing 2-3 in a shootout. The Oilers figure to step it up on their own ice in the matchup against the Islanders on Thursday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.8
  • Shots For: 29.1
  • Power Plays: 22.2%
  • Face-Offs: 47.9%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.3
  • Shots Against: 31.3
  • Penalty Kills: 75.7%
  • Shutouts: 2

NHL Hockey Betting Trends for New York Islanders at Edmonton Oilers

  • NY Islanders are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games
  • NY Islanders are 18-7 SU in the last 25 games
  • The total went UNDER in 13 of the NY Islanders’s last 17 games
  • Edmonton is 0-5 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Edmonton is 0-5 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Edmonton’s last 6 games

New York Islanders at Edmonton Oilers Final Analysis

The Edmonton Oilers have been an absolute mess. They’ve gone an awful 1-11 on the moneyline in their last 12 games. Not only that, but the last time they faced NYI, the Islanders dominated them 5-2.

There’s no reason to believe a different outcome occurs on Thursday night. New York should pummel Edmonton, who not only has been awful overall, but are even worse playing in front of their fans. The Oilers are a terrible 12-15-1-1 at home.

The odds on the Islanders, -121, makes them an overlay. Don’t be surprised if NYI offers -130 or even worse odds a few hours before they drop the puck in this matchup.

NHL Betting Pick: New York Islanders -121

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