The Edmonton Oilers (17-12-2) play the Philadelphia Flyers (12-13-3 at Rogers Place) on Friday night. The Oilers were on the road at the Winnipeg Jets on the Thursday evening prior to this game, having won their previous four games prior to that, the latest result being a 6-4 win at the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday evening.
The Oilers are averaging 2.81 Goals per Game to leave them 23rd in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.94 Goals per Game, which places them tied 14th in the NHL stats tables.
On an individual basis, the talismanic Connor McDavid leads the way for the Oilers for both goals and assists, with 17 and 26 respectively.
The Flyers had a game on Wednesday evening at the Calgary Flames (result not known at time of writing), but their result prior to that was a 7-1 routing at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday afternoon.
The Flyers are averaging 3.04 Goals per Game at present, which leaves them 15th in the overall standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.61 Goals per Game, which puts them down in poor 29th position. On an individual player basis, Claude Giroux is the leading player for the Philly Flyers for both goals and assists, with 11 and 25 respectively.
One major factor to take into account with any NHL betting tips for this game is that the Oilers are in the midst of a hectic schedule of games. That said, they are in good form and with home-ice advantage they have to be the pick on the Money Line odds to claim the win here.
Pick: Money Line – Edmonton Oilers