Gila River Arena is the site for a matchup between the Arizona Coyotes and visiting Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. This is a game that looks like a complete mismatch on paper, but this is always a tough sport to handicap.
Puck drop is set for 10 p.m. ET, and the game can be seen on ESPN+. The online sports betting odds for this game have the Edmonton Oilers at -210 on the moneyline.
Oilers vs Coyotes Betting Preview
The Edmonton Oilers come into this game with 26 points after jumping out to a 13-5-0 start. Edmonton has gone just 2-2 in their last four games, but it has been absolutely dominant for much of the season.
Arizona has not had a strong start and is just 4-13-2 for 10 points. The Coyotes have won two straight games, but they have a long way to go if they even want to think about being a playoff team.
No Slowing Down Edmonton
Edmonton is oaded with a ton of offensive talent and enters Wednesday night averaging 3.72 goals per game. The Oilers are also converting on more than 34 percent of their power-play attempts, and teams can’t afford to take penalties against them.
Leon Draisaitl has racked up 18 goals and 18 assists already for Edmonton and he could be on his way to winning an MVP award. Connor McDavid has been solid as well and he leads the way with 20 assists.
Mikko Koskinen has been much better in net than expected, posting a 9-2 record. The Oilers are not facing a good offensive team in this matchup, and that could allow them to take complete control.
Arizona on Fourth Goaltender
Arizona is giving up more than 3.5 goals per game and has already used four different goaltenders. The Coyotes don’t have an offense that can win any shootouts, and they need better goaltending play moving forward.
Special teams has been another area of weakness for Arizona, which converted on just 14.6 percent of its power-play chances. The Coyotes have also killed off less than 70 percent of their own miscues, and that could be a big issue in this one.
Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere leads the team with 14 points and he has done a nice job of setting up his teammates. Arizona has scored just four total goals during this winning streak, and it will take more than that on Wednesday night.
Arizona vs Edmonton Final Pick
The NHL odds for this game aren’t believing in the recent strong play for Arizona as Edmonton is still an overwhelming favorite. The Coyotes have won a pair of tight games in a row, but they also have shown the ability to get blown out on most nights.
The Edmonton offensive attack just hasn’t been easy to stop and this could be a game that gets out of hand in a hurry. Arizona is going to struggle to keep the Oilers under four goals, and the Coyotes just don’t have the offense to keep up.
Playing on back-to-back nights is never easy, but the Oilers catch a break this time around. Bet online the Edmonton Oilers -1½ over the Arizona Coyotes.