Two of Wayne Gretzky’s former teams face off on Friday night when the New York Rangers visit the Edmonton Oilers. Both the Oilers and Rangers have their sights on the playoffs and we have you covered with another NHL betting prediction breaking down this Rangers vs Oilers, Eastern Conference vs Western Conference, showdown.
Rangers vs Oilers Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Rangers Moneyline (+105)|
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This game will be played at Rogers Place at 9:00 PM ET on Friday, February 17, 2023,
Why Bet the Rangers:
✅ New York is scorching hot at the moment, winning their last six games.
✅ The Rangers offense is firing on all cylinders, averaging just over five goals per game during this six game winning streak.
✅ New York’s record away from home is very solid. The Rangers are 16-5-4 outside of Madison Square Garden and they are playing an Edmonton team with a losing record on home ice this season.
New York Rangers
|3.08||PP For GM||3.48|
|.92||PP Goals GM||.91|
|3.29||PP Agst GM||3.87|
|.50||PP Agst Goals GM||.83|
|I. Shesterkin||J. Campbell|
|3.52||Goals Sv Above Avg||-4.78|
|3||Avg Opp Score||4.67|
|3||Avg Opp Score||3.67|
|3.2||Avg Opp Score||3.6|
|2.8||Avg Opp Score||3.2|
|2.6||Avg Opp Score||3.1|
|2.4||Avg Opp Score||3.3|
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New York Rangers
Heading out on the road hasn’t slowed the red hot Rangers down as they extended their winning streak to six games this week. Road wins over the Carolina Hurricanes and Vancouver Canucks continued to build on the success of their four game homestand.
The Rangers haven’t just been winning, they have also kept the goal lamps shining red with three straight six goal performances. Artemi Panarin has led the way in the recent goalscoring onslaught, registering four goals against the Hurricanes before scoring twice against the Canucks. Panarin has registered a point in five of the six games during the win streak as his play has boosted the Rangers to new heights.
New addition Vladimir Tarasenko is settling well into the Rangers forward group after arriving from the St. Louis Blues. The veteran Russian forward has a goal and an assist in his three games played with the Rangers and is a key acquisition for the team’s playoff push.
Playing a full 60 minutes and finishing strong are the keys for the Rangers in their season series rematch with the Oilers. New York had the Oilers on the ropes when they played in late November before a four goal third period cost the Rangers a home win in their biggest collapse of the season.
Overtime remains the bane of the Oilers existence as despite having two of the best offensive players in hockey, the 3 on 3 overtime format is not going their way this season. Those struggles are evident in the Oilers recent home record, where they are unbeaten in regulation in seven straight but have lost three of those games after 60 minutes.
The Oilers overtime struggles continued against the Detroit Red Wings in their most recent contest. A two goal third period comeback earned them a point but the Red Wings walked out of Rogers Place with the full points after a win in the shootout.
In total, the Oilers have lost six games after regulation this season. But the concern is those losses are now piling up after losing three overtime games in the last ten and losing each of those games to teams that wouldn’t be in the playoffs if the season was to end today. Given the talent advantage the Oilers enjoy in overtime when Connor McDavid is on the ice, things should start to trend up in overtime for the Oil eventually.
Tightening up defensively will be a focus for the Oilers against the Rangers as they look to snap a two game losing streak. The Oilers gave up six goals to the Montreal Canadiens on the weekend before losing 5-4 to the Red Wings. Giving up 4+ is usually a recipe for a losing night, even with the Oilers having the highest scoring attack in hockey.