Edmonton Oilers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

NHL Betting Online Preview on Edmonton Oilers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

February 13th, 2019 NHL Hockey, Sports Betting

A clear difference is being experienced for both Edmonton and Pittsburgh compared to two years ago.  At that time the Oilers were considered an up and coming franchise that made the post season.  Extending that NHL betting online respect was a second consecutive Stanley Cup title by the Penguins that year.  Now Edmonton is a franchise in free fall despite having the best player in the NHL.  Along the same lines Pittsburgh is desperately trying to hang on to the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.  For the Oilers the crisis of wasting Connor McDavid’s best years is a terrifying possibility.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Date and Time:  Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 8 p.m. ET

Location:  PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:

Oilers+1½ (-170)6½ (+110)
Penguins-1½ (+150)6½ (-130)
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Oilers vs. Penguins TV Coverage: NBCSN

Pittsburgh Penguins

Late results have not been good for Pittsburgh or their backers.  Seven loses in their last ten games have dropped the Penguins in the Eastern Conference playoff race.  They have also gone under the total in three of their last four.  Overall Pittsburgh has NHL rankings of sixth for goal scoring and power play efficiency but 20th for goals against and 10th for penalty killing.  Concurrently the Pens are now 28-20-5-2 with just 24 of their games going under the total.

Edmonton Oilers

Simultaneously the Oilers are gushing red ink with seven loses in their last eight games.  Edmonton has gone over the total in four of their last five.  More emphatically the Oil has ugly metrics that explain their terrible plight.  The Oilers rank 24th for goal scoring, 28th for goals against and 30th for penalty killing.  Owing to that is a record of 24-26-5 with only 25 of their games staying under the total.

Important Names to Consider

Naturally Pittsburgh is led by center and future Hall of Famer Sidney Crosby.  Sid The Kid tops the Pens with 23 goals, 39 assists and a plus 15.

Stats to Consider

For all that negativity associated with Edmonton they have been a subpar NHL betting sports betting online choice on the road.  Just seven payouts in their last 20 away games have turned gamblers off.  Despite their inconsistent play Pittsburgh remains a strong bet at PPG Paints Arena.  The Penguins have come away with the money in 12 of their last 17 home games.  And three of their last five games at PPG Paints Arena went under the total.

Team vs. Team

Head to head Pittsburgh owns their online wagering series with Edmonton.  Consider the Penguins have paid in eight of their last nine meetings with the Oilers.  Five of the last seven games between these teams went under the total.  And at Pittsburgh the Oil has felt quite unwelcome.  Edmonton has gotten the money in just three of their last 20 games in the Steel City.  Three of the last five in this series at Pittsburgh went under the total.

Matchup to Watch

Despite Pittsburgh’s recent NHL Betting online problems, they are the better choice here.  As mentioned earlier home ice gives them a consistent betting advantage.

Oilers vs. Penguins NHL Betting Online Picks

In this situation Pittsburgh should handle a bad Edmonton team.

Oilers vs. Penguins NHL Betting Online Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins

Oilers vs. Penguins NHL Betting Online Series Prediction:  Penguins 4, Oilers 2

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