The NHL is back on Saturday as the Edmonton Oilers will clash with the New Jersey Devils. This game will be played at the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg. This will be the first game for both teams this season. The Oilers were the better team last year as they won twice against the Devils.
Edmonton Oilers Form
The Oilers had a poor season last year and that came as a surprise as they took part in the playoffs the year before. Based on the statistical data, the Oilers had a big problem with their offence last season as they ended the season on the 20th place in the league in scoring.
On the defensive side of the game, the Oilers were on the 27th place in the league in goals allowed last season. Talbot will be the main men again this season and he will need to improve as he did not have a good season last year.
New Jersey Devils Form
The Devils surprised many last seasons as they took part in the postseason last year after 5 years. Their playoff campaign did not last long as they were eliminated by the Lightning in five games. Still, nobody expected that they will be nowhere near the top and the result they had was quite solid.
This year they have the same team and the overall expectations are that they will not be in the top part of the NHL. Still, they have some young players such as Nico Hischier.
The young talent had a good season last year as he scored 20 goals and placed 2nd on the team in points with 53. The Devils will hope that he will improve this season and lead them towards better results.
The Oilers are a solid team and they have the potential to be in the mix for a playoff spot. On the other side, the Devils are pretty much the same team from last season and the expectations are that they will be an average team. All in all, I expect that the Oilers will win this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Edmonton Oilers vs. New Jersey Devils on 10/06/2018
is: Take the Edmonton Oilers -122 (money line bet)
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