Arizona Coyotes vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Jan 17, 2020

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The road team in this Pacific division rivalry has won the previous six meetings, with four of those games ending in 3-2 scores.

Arizona
33-29-4-4
AT
January 18, 2020, 3:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
37-25-7-2
Puckline +1.5 -265

34%

Betting Action

66%

Puckline -1.5 +220

34%

Betting Action

66%

The Arizona Coyotes and Edmonton Oilers have put in plenty of extra time in their recent meetings – and both teams could use any sort of points as they lock horns Saturday afternoon at Rogers Arena. The Coyotes are coming off a listless effort in a 3-1 setback in Vancouver and are stuck in the middle of a crazy race atop the Pacific Division. The Oilers are in that logjam, as well, but are on the upswing with four victories over their previous five games.

Coyotes vs. Oilers Betting Analysis

Edmonton is a slight favourite in the third of four meetings between the teams; each side has an extra-time victory against one another this season, and the Oilers and Coyotes have played more than 60 minutes in each of their previous four meetings. And that’s not the only bizarre trend between the divisional rivals: the road team has won the previous six meetings, with four of those games ending in 3-2 scores.

The total is on the conservative side at 5.5 – but based on several trends, it’s understandable why. The teams have played to the Under in five of their previous six head-to-head meetings, and the Coyotes have an identical 1-5 O/U record in their last six games away from Gila River Arena. The Oilers have just two Overs in their previous six games, though they’ve seen 6+ goals scored in four straight contests.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes have developed a long-standing reputation as a team that struggles to score goals – and even though they’re challenging for top spot in the Pacific, they’ve fallen hard on old habits. Arizona has scored one or fewer goals in three of their previous five games, with only a six-goal outburst in a home win over the Sharks standing out over that span. Arizona enters the weekend ranked 25th in the league in road goals per game (2.42).

Edmonton Oilers

Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid are both top-tier point prop options on a daily basis – but it isn’t nearly as profitable as bettors would like, with both players listed at -325 to score at least one point against Arizona. But it might be worthwhile to take either option on their respective goal props, which come with far better odds. Draisaitl and McDavid are both +135 options to light the lamp vs. Arizona; Draisaitl has 27 goals, while McDavid has 25.

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