Philadelphia Flyers vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Oct 26, 2021

The Edmonton Oilers will look to keep their perfect record alive when they host the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night.

Philadelphia
13-20-4-4
AT
October 27, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
19-16-2
Puckline +1.5 -139
Moneyline +172
Over / Under o +6.5

24%

Betting Action

76%

Puckline -1.5 +116
Moneyline -207
Over / Under u +6.5

24%

Betting Action

76%

The lone late-night puck drop on the five-game NHL slate Wednesday, features the Philadelphia Flyers making their lone visit of the season to the Edmonton.

The Oilers opened at -170 favourites to win on the NHL odds.

Flyers vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

Wednesday is the first of two meetings between these franchises with the Flyers hosting the Oilers on March 2. They didn’t play last season with the unique divisional setup. The season before, they played just once with Edmonton winning 6-3 at home. Connor McDavid had a goal and four assists and Leon Draisaitl two goals and a helper. Mikko Koskinen was in net for the Oilers and probably will be Wednesday, too.

Coaches will not always say which goaltender will play which leg of a back-to-back, but Philadelphia coach Alain Vigneault has been kind enough to let bettors know that Carter Hart will be in net in Edmonton and then Martin Jones will get the call Thursday in Vancouver. Hart, from Alberta, is 1-1 with a 4.97 goals-against average and .862 save percentage in two career outings vs. Edmonton.

The favourite is 6-1 in the past seven meetings.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers will be playing their first road game of the season, with their last action coming Saturday in a 4-2 home to Florida. The Panthers’ Owen Tippett tied it 2-2 late in the second period and Jonathan Huberdeau added the eventual winner short-handed at 7:53 of the third. Philadelphia played rather undisciplined, allowing the Panthers seven power-play tries. Claude Giroux (third of season) and Cam Atkinson (fourth had the Philly goals). Carter Hart allowed three goals on 30 shots to drop to 1-1-1 with a 2.64 GAA and .914 save percentage. Blueliner Ryan Ellis missed Saturday’s game with an undisclosed injury but will travel with the team and could play Wednesday. He has a goal and three assists in three games. Philadelphia is 7-15 in its past 22 vs. teams with a winning record.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton is unbeaten but has played a fairly easy schedule thus far, although winning in Las Vegas as the Oilers did 5-3 on Friday is always very tough to do. The five-game winning streak to open the season has tied the 1985-86 and 2019-20 teams for the second-best in team history. In 1983, the Oilers opened their season with seven straight wins. Zach Hyman (fourth and fifth), Leon Draisaitl (third and fourth) and Zack Kassian (third) had the goals vs. Vegas. Edmonton has scored at least five goals in four straight games. Mikko Koskinen made 36 saves to improve to 3-0-0 with a 2.03 GAA and .943 SV. He should be in net Wednesday with Mike Smith still not ready to return from injury. Edmonton is 13-6 in its past 19 at home.

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