Florida Panthers vs Edmonton Oilers 01/20/2022 Predictions, Preview and Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Florida Panthers vs Edmonton Oilers 01/20/2022 – An offensive spectacle is about to be witnessed as three of the top scorers in the NHL are about to hit the rink at the same time on Thursday. Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid will lead the way as the Oilers host Jonathan Huberdeau and the Florida Panthers inside the Rogers Arena in Alberta. The Oilers, who have lost their last six games, are pegged as underdogs at home according to the latest NHL Odds. The visiting Panthers, meanwhile, are offered at -152 in the match that is set to begin at 10:00 PM Eastern Time. Fans can catch the game live on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.
Florida Panthers vs Edmonton Oilers 01/20/2022
When: Thursday, January 20, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Florida Panthers vs Edmonton Oilers 01/20/2022 Betting Odds:
The five-game road trip is off to a rough start as the Panthers got trounced by the Flames, 5-1, on Tuesday. The loss denied Florida a fifth straight win and the team’s ninth in the last 10 games. Mason Marchment said Florida vows to regroup after the loss, saying the team will “try to come out with a better effort” against the Oilers. The Panthers remain in a good position as the second-placed team in the Atlantic Division standings, having a six-point separation against the Toronto Maple Leafs while trailing the Tampa Bay Lightning at the top by just two points, 59 to 57.
Players to watch: J. Huberdeau LW (G 15, A 38, PTS 53), A. Ekblad D (G 10, A 25, PTS 35), C. Verhaeghe LW (G 13, A 19, PTS 32).
As it appears, having two of the best scorers in the league does not guarantee a win. That continues to be the case for the Oilers, who, despite having Draisaitl and McDavid, have absorbed six straight losses. Like the rest of the team, McDavid offers no definite answer as to their current slump. In his words, the 25-year-old said he “wished he had an answer.” The current skid has pulled Edmonton to seventh place in the Pacific as the team is stuck with 38 points in 35 games already played. Thursday’s assignment is likewise a tough one for the Oilers as they expect the Panthers to come out firing especially with the latter coming off a loss.
Players to watch: L. Draisaitl C (G 26, A 28, PTS 54), C. McDavid C (G 19, A 34, PTS 53), R. Nugent-Hopkins C (G 3, A 23, PTS 26).
Florida Panthers vs Edmonton Oilers Betting Predictions
Florida are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
Edmonton are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
Panthers vs Oilers Betting Picks
As expected, it will be an offensive battle between the Panthers and the Oilers. The team’s top scorers will go back and forth for most of the game, but in the end, the visiting Panthers will come out with victory, sending the Oilers reeling to their seventh straight loss. The NHL Betting Lines has predicted it right. Florida may be playing on the road, but their bounce back intentions will prevail on Thursday night.
Score Prediction: Panthers 6, Oilers 4.