Edmonton Oilers at Detroit Red Wings Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/13/2014
Friday, March 14th, 2014 4:30 PM on RSNW, FSDT
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
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The last time these two teams met on November 2nd the Detroit Red Wings smashed the Edmonton Oilers 5-0. The Oilers never seemed to have a chance during this game and the momentum stayed firmly with the Red Wings until the end. Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek only needed 14 saves during the game for his first career shutout while the Detroit offense managed thirty one shots on goal.
Five different players on the Red Wings scored their five goals and the goalies for the Oilers had no answer on defense. Oilers starting goalie Richard Bachman was replaced due to injury by Jason Labarbera. Bachman allowed two goals while Labarbera allowed the other three. The Red Wings could not turn this lopsided win into momentum and went on to lose their next seven games.
After their 5-0 loss the Edmonton Oilers went 1-5 in their next six games. Currently the Oilers sit dead last in their division and have managed to gain only 52 points toward a playoff bid. For comparison their division leader, Anaheim, has ninety three points. The Detroit Red Wings are sitting in the middle of the Atlantic Division with seventy one points.
Edmonton is 11-24 straight up on the road this season
Edmonton is 18-15-2 against the over/under on the road this season
Detroit is 12-20 straight up at home this season
Detroit is 14-13-4 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
11/10/13 GO Richard Bachman Groin out indefinitely
03/04/14 D Anton Belov Oblique expected to miss 2 weeks
01/16/14 LW Ryan Hamilton Knee out indefinitely
01/16/14 RW Tyler Pitlick Knee out indefinitely
01/16/14 LW Steve MacIntyre Knee out indefinitely
03/11/14 GO Jimmy Howard Flu questionable Friday vs Edmonton
03/11/14 GO Jonas Gustavsson Groin questionable Friday vs Edmonton
03/10/14 C Joakim Andersson Foot out indefinitely
03/06/14 C Stephen Weiss Hernia out indefinitely
03/05/14 C Pavel Datsyuk Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
03/04/14 RW Daniel Cleary Knee expected to miss a week
03/04/14 C Darren Helm Concussion out indefinitely
02/21/14 LW Henrik Zetterberg Back out for regular season
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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