(7) Edmonton vs. NY Islanders (8)
PICK: sportsinteraction @ 1.5 EDM (-160)
DATE: February 16, 2019 - 7:00 PM
STAR RATING: 10.0
EXPERT: Will Rogers
EVALUATION: Loss (-1600) - Final Score NYI 5 at EDM 2
The set-up: The Oilers come in off a 3-1 road loss in Carolina just last night. Edmonton has now lost nine of its last ten. Clearly the Oilers have many issues this year, but I think the visitors play with extreme desperation in the second game of the back-to-back. The Islanders have been rolling and are one of the surprise teams in the NHL this year, but with three whole nights off before a Western road swing, I think the home side get caught in a “trap” this evening.
The pick: Take it for why you will as well, but the Oilers are 6-3 (+2.1 units) in their last nine after scoring one goal or less in their previous outing, while New York is just 2-3 (-1.4 units) this season after shutting out its opponent in its previous outing. Lay the price, play on Edmonton the “puck line.”