Edmonton Oilers at Arizona Coyotes 12/16/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 12/15/2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 9:00 PM ET
Gila River Arena in Glendale
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On Tuesday, the Edmonton Oilers will be hoping that they can finally end their seven-game road losing streak when they play the Arizona Coyotes. These two teams have already played each other three times this season, with the Coyotes coming away as the victors in all three meetings.
The Oilers lost their fourth consecutive game on Sunday night when they were shut out 2-0 by the New York Rangers at home. Their offensive struggles continued in that loss as they were only able to put 16 shots on goal.
Through 31 games, the Oilers are near the bottom of the league in most statistical categories, including goals for and goals against. Goalie Ben Scrivens has a 5-11-3 record on the year with one shutout and an .890 save percentage.
On Saturday, the Coyotes lost their fifth consecutive game when the Minnesota Wild came back and beat them 4-3 in the shootout. Their penalty kill was poor in that loss, allowing the Wild to score on two of their three chances with the extra man.
The Coyotes have only been able to average 2.3 goals per game this year while allowing opposing offenses to score 3.2 goals per game against them. Their top goal scorer has been Mikkel Boedker, who has nine goals and 11 assists in 30 games. Goalie Mike Smith has only been able to win five games this season and has a low .889 save percentage right now.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
Edmonton Oilers are 7-24-0 Against the Spread
Edmonton Oilers are 13-16-0 against the Over/Under
Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
Arizona Coyotes are 10-20-0 Against the Spread
Arizona Coyotes are 15-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/15/14 D Oscar Klefbom Foot "?" Tuesday vs. Arizona
12/12/14 C Boyd Gordon Back out indefinitely
12/08/14 D Nikita Nikitin Back out indefinitely
11/22/14 LW Benoit Pouliot Foot out 5-6 weeks
11/22/14 D Brandon Gormley Lower Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona
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