Edmonton Oilers vs. Arizona Coyotes Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Apr 18, 2024

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Say goodbye to the Arizona Coyotes as their final game before moving from the desert to Salt Lake City goes down Wednesday night at home against the Edmonton Oilers.

April 17, 2024, 10:00 PM ET
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena
Puckline -1.5 +135
Moneyline -175
Over / Under o +6
Puckline +1.5 -160
Moneyline +145
Over / Under u +6

The fact that the Oilers don’t have anything to play for might help Arizona end their franchise tenure on a more positive note…. although they are going out playing at the home of Arizona State University. The report of Arizona being relocated to Utah hasn’t affected their play as bad as one might think too. Since the rumours-turned-reports started rolling in, Arizona’s gone 2-0-1 on a three-game western Canadian road trip. Edmonton’s coming off a 9-2 victory on Monday.

Puck drop at Mullett Arena is at 10 p.m. ET with the Oilers coming in as a -185 moneyline favourite on the road and the total at 6.5 on the NHL odds.

Oilers vs. Coyotes NHL Betting Odds

Going on the road to face the Coyotes has been no issue for Edmonton as they’ve collected wins in seven of their last trips to Arizona. Since this is presumably the last time Edmonton and Arizona meet, the Oilers hold a 54-38-5-9 record versus the Coyotes on the road all-time. Wednesday’s the third and final meeting between these clubs this season and is actually for the season series as Arizona tied it up last Friday with 3-2 overtime victory at Edmonton.

Eight of the last 11 Oilers road games have finished under the total but the Coyotes have been trending to the over, hitting in seven of their last 10 overall. The under’s hit only two times in the last 10 Oilers–Coyotes matchups, and Edmonton’s totalled 48 goals over those outings.

Edmonton Oilers

Connor McDavid returned to the Oilers lineup Monday after missing three games with a lower-body injury and accomplished one of the most incredible feats in hockey this century by reaching 100 assists on the season. McDavid’s lone assist in the 9-2 win over San Jose came on Edmonton’s final goal of the night. Now with Edmonton locked into second place in the Pacific Division, you’ll likely see McDavid rest back up before the post-season — and potentially other key skaters.

With two goals on Monday, Warren Foegele is now at 19 on the season and is one short of his first 20-goal campaign. If Foegele is to score against Arizona, he will become the fifth Oilers player to reach 20 goals on the season. It’s also guys like Foegele who will take this Oilers team to the next level, so look for the Oilers depth to hit their stride ahead of the post-season.

Arizona Coyotes

Arizona’s playing run-and-gun hockey to close out their season and it’s working more often not. Since March 26, the Coyotes are 6-4 and have scored at least five goals six times. The Coyotes have allowed a minimum of four goals five different times in that stretch though and this run-and-gun strategy didn’t go their way in Sunday’s 6-5 loss against Calgary. It’s almost like Arizona is just going out there, enjoying playing hockey, and letting the chips fall where they may.

Someone who is definitely enjoying hockey is Josh Doan. He’s the son of arguably the greatest Arizona Coyotes player in Shane Doan, and Josh has five goals and nine points in his first 10 NHL games.

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