Sports Wagering Sites Size up Edmonton-Pittsburgh MatchupPosted by: Charlie Smith
The online hockey betting season continues this Wednesday with a flurry of matchups for players to bet on NHL games online. This Wednesday night, NHL bettors will be able to wager on a total of 5 different matchups, giving fans an opportunity to bet on a variety of matchups. One of the most intriguing matchups of the night involves the reigning NHL champions taking on the Edmonton Oilers. Let’s take a look at what NHL bookmakers are predicting for this Wednesday night contest.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Edmonton Oilers – Wednesday, November 1st
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
Online Hockey Betting Odds:
Pittsburgh Penguins +1 ½ (-300) 6 (EV) -105
Edmonton Oilers -1 ½ (+250) 6 (-120) -115
The Penguins slide into this evening’s contest sporting a 7-5-1 record that ranks the Penguins 3rd in the Metropolitan Division, thanks to the 15 points Pittsburgh has amassed on the season. That 15 point tally ties the Guins with the New York Islanders for the No. 3 spot in the Met and places them 1 point behind the New Jersey Devils and Columbus Blue Jackets – both of whom have 16 points on the season, for the lead in the division. Furthermore, the Penguins are 2 points ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers in the Metropolitan. Pittsburgh is also riding a 2 game losing streak into their matchup against Edmonton. This includes their most recent 7-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets this past Sunday. Sports wagering sites are predicting a close one this evening, as both teams are facing minus odds on the money line. However, the Oilers are the slight favorite which makes sense considering the recent slump that the Penguins have hit.
It is surprising to see Pittsburgh be pegged as the underdogs against such a meager opponent. Evgeni Malkin, who currently leads Pittsburgh in both points and goals, will likely have something to say about it this evening. Look for him to score off a pass from Phil Kessel, who leads the club in assists.
The Oilers have not been having the season they were hoping for as they currently sport a 3-6-1 record that ranks them 7th in the Pacific Division. Edmonton, with their crappy record, has accrued 7 points on the season which pegs them as the penultimate club in the Pacific. The Oilers are also 5 points away from tying with the 6th place Calgary Flames. Additionally, Edmonton has a 4 point lead over the last place Arizona Coyotes. The Oilers last stepped onto the ice this past Saturday when they faced the Washington Capitals at home. As was to be expected, the Capitals dealt the Oilers a swift and one-sided 5-2 loss. The Oilers will be looking to turn this season around this evening by picking up a solid win against the defending champs.
To help prove NHL bookmakers right, the Oilers will be turning to Connor McDavid to lead them to a win over the Penguins. McDavid is unquestionably Edmonton’s leading star as he leads the franchise in points, goals and assists. Keep an eye out for him this evening.