Edmonton Oilers vs. Arizona Coyotes Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Oct 20, 2021

Is there anything the reeling Arizona Coyotes can do to stop the red hot Edmonton Oilers?

Edmonton
16-8-0
AT
October 21, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Gila River Arena
Arizona
5-18-0-2
Puckline -1.5 +112
Moneyline -227
Over / Under o +6

93%

Betting Action

7%

Puckline +1.5 -135
Moneyline +185
Over / Under u +6

93%

Betting Action

7%

A pair of teams headed in opposite directions meet Thursday night when the 3-0 Edmonton Oilers visit the 0-2-1 Arizona Coyotes.

Edmonton opened as a +120 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0.

Oilers vs. Coyotes NHL Betting Odds

This has actually been a fairly close head-to-head series over the last couple of years.  These teams have evenly split the last 10 matchups and four of the last six games have needed overtime or a shootout to solve.

The Oilers come into this game 10-5 straight up in their last 15 contests against the ‘Yotes, but they’re just 1-5 SU in their last six games against Central Division opponents.  The total has gone Over in four of Edmonton’s last five games, including two of three this season.  Despite their perfect 3-0 record, the Oilers have only managed to cover in one of those games.

It’s no secret the Coyotes have been brutal for the last few years.  They’ve lost six of their last seven home games, including their only contest in Arizona this season.  The Coyotes have hit the Under twice this year, but six of their last eight games against Edmonton have gone Under.  Arizona is 1-2 against the spread this year.

Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have started the season as one of the hottest teams in the league, in large part because of their top line of Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Jesse Puljujarvi.  The trio combined for nine points in Edmonton’s 6-5 win against Anaheim on Tuesday, although it was a sloppy win.  The Oilers have scored 14 goals this season, which is second-most in the NHL, but they’ve also given up nine.  Mike Smith stopped 11 of 15 shots against the ducks, before leaving halfway through the second period with a lower-body injury.  There’s been no official update on his status and he’s currently listed as day-to-day, so it’s a situation worth monitoring closer to puck drop.  Mikko Koskinen stopped 20 of 21 shots in relief.

Arizona Coyotes

The ‘Yotes may have a new head coach in Andre Tourigny, but the results are the same, as they’ve struggled heavily to start the year and look destined to end up in the draft lottery…again.  Arizona has been crushed by opponents, giving up eight goals against Columbus and seven against St. Louis.  The only game they were able to salvage a point in, was a 2-1 shootout loss to the worst placed team in the NHL last season, Buffalo.  Off-season addition Carter Hutton has looked terrible in net.  Hutton is 0-2 and has allowed 14 goals over two games for an 8.75 goals-against average and .710 save percentage.  It’s tough to find any positivity in the desert.

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