Edmonton Oilers vs. Detroit Red Wings Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Nov 09, 2021

The Oilers can’t be stopped right now. They’re riding a four-game winning streak into their upcoming battle against the Red Wings on Tuesday and are now 9-1-0 on the season.

Edmonton
18-16-2
AT
November 09, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit
18-17-5-1
Puckline -1.5 +130
Moneyline -180
Over / Under o +6.5

89%

Betting Action

11%

Puckline +1.5 -156
Moneyline +150
Over / Under u +6.5

89%

Betting Action

11%

Detroit has impressed in their own right, boasting a 6-5-2 record on the year and winning their last two games – including a 5-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. Will Edmonton be able to keep on rolling or will the Red Wings be the second team to beat them all year?

Oilers vs. Red Wings NHL Betting Odds

Edmonton is 8-1 in their last nine games when coming off a win in their previous matchup and 4-0 in their past four when coming into the game after allowing less than two goals in the game before. This group is also 14-4 when coming into the contest as the listed road favorite.

On the other hand, the Red Wings are just 9-21 straight up in their last 30 games when coming off a win in the previous game. They are also just 16-40 in their last 56 games when playing in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.

Edmonton Oilers

Offense is certainly not an issue for these guys. Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid are a phenomenal one-two punch as they have a combined 45 points, 18 goals and 17 assists on the season. Other players like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have also stepped up to tack on 14 more points. This group isn’t even struggling defensively either, which is where they traditionally fail. Both of their goaltenders playing lights out in the net right now as Mikko Koskinen is 7-1-0 as a starter with a .920 save percentage on 238 shots faced heading into this game. Meanwhile, Mike Smith is 2-0-0 with the exact same save percentage himself on 100 shots. As of right now there isn’t a clear weak spot for this Edmonton team, and it will take a lot to push them out of a rhythm.

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit isn’t nearly as effective offensively but they do in fact have a number of playmakers. Tyler Bertuzzi and Lucas Raymond are neck-in-neck for points right now with 15 and 14, respectively. Other than them, there is only one other player surpassing the double digits mark in points, so this team doesn’t have great balance.

Goaltending has really kept them in games as Alex Nedeljkovic is 2-2-2 on the season with a .910 save percentage on the year while backup Thomas Greiss is 4-3-0 with a .906 save percentage. These numbers aren’t stellar but they’re an improvement from what this team had between the pipes last year.

This game is going to be an uphill battle against the Oilers but they are coming in with some momentum of their own. We’ll see if they can make this competitive.

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