Oilers at Coyotes 1/12/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Edmonton Oilers vs. Arizona Coyotes
NHL: 9:00 PM EST
Jan. 12, 2018
Latest Odds : ARZ -105 O/U 5.5
The Arizona Coyotes (10 - 27 - 6, 26 pts) are heading home this week to host the visiting Edmonton Oilers (18 - 23 - 3, 39 pts). Arizona will be hosting this game at the Gila River Arena and the Coyotes will be looking to bounce back from a shootout loss to the New York Rangers. Edmonton and Arizona are both at the bottom of the Pacific Division so this matchup will feature two teams struggling to get something going this season.
Arizona will be taking the ice with a team that has just been abysmal in terms of making plays. Arizona is ranked 30th in the NHL in goals scored per game and that is despite a relatively strong season from young center, Clayton Keller (14 goals, 18 assists). Arizona is ranked 29th in the NHL on defense, as well, which shows that the Coyotes aren't any better on the other end of the ice.
The Edmonton Oilers have enough talent on their team to score a win against bottom-feeders like Arizona. Edmonton is led by superstar Connor McDavid (15 goals, 33 assists) and he figures to be the most dominating presence on the ice in this matchup. Edmonton is still ranked toward the back of the pack in goals scored and goals allowed, but the Oilers will look downright good compared to Arizona in this game. Edmonton comes into this game on the heels of a loss to Nashville.
Recent Betting Trends:
Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
Coyotes are 7-19 in their last 26 home games.
Under is 5-1 in Oilers last 6 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Over is 7-2-1 in Coyotes last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Betting Pick: Edmonton Oilers -105
The Oilers have a lot of talent on the offense and that is going to really make the difference here. The Coyotes are unable to play defense and that will make it difficult for the Coyotes to pick up a win here. We like Edmonton to blow out Arizona, 3 - 1.