The Edmonton Oilers (29-21-3) travel to meet the Philadelphia Flyers (16-26-10) Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we look at the Oilers vs. Flyers odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
The Oilers are coming off a tough 2-1 loss at the Carolina Panthers Sunday, but they have been playing better since Jay Woodcroft took over for Dave Tippett behind the bench. They’re 6-4 in the last 10 games and are within striking distance of a playoff spot.
Things haven’t been as rosy for the Flyers, who are last place in the Metropolitan division. They snapped a six-game losing skid with a 2-1 victory against the Washington Capitals Saturday.
Oilers at Flyers odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Oilers -175 (bet $175 to win $100) | Flyers +140 (bet $100 to win $140)
Against the spread (ATS): Oilers -1.5 (+140) | Flyers +1.5 (-180)
Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: +100 | U: -125)
Oilers at Flyers projected goalies
Mike Smith (5-7-1, 3.53 GAA, .893 SV%) vs. Carter Hart (10-16-6, 2.90 GAA, .911 SV%, 1 SO)
Smith has seesawed between three-game win streaks and long losing skids this season and has lost three in a row entering this contest. He was solid in February with a 3-5-0 record, a 3.35 GAA and an .889 SV%. He’s going to need his offense to continue rolling to start another win streak here.
Hart was great against the Caps, stopping 27 of 28 shots in the 2-1 victory. It was his first game after missing a week due to an eye infection. He was touched up for 5 goals in two of his five February starts, but performed well in the other three outings.
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Oilers at Flyers odds, lines, picks and predictions
Oilers 4, Flyers 1
The OILERS (-175) have one win in their last four games, but they’re 4-0-0 in the last four games they were favored. The Oilers are also 4-0-0 against teams with a losing record. They’ll continue those trends here.
Against the spread
The OILERS -1.5 (+140) have dispatched opponents by more than one goal in five of their last six wins. They’re the ninth-ranked offense in the NHL, and Philly’s defense is 25th. With an offense led by C Connor McDavid, who leads the league with 75 points, and LW Leon Draisaitl, who is second in the league with 36 goals, this offense is smashing spreads.
We’re looking at a slight lean to the UNDER 6.5 (-125) here. The Oilers have scored 3.8 goals per game over the last 10, but the Flyers have netted only 2.9 across the same span.
Philadelphia is just 1-3-0 with 9 goals scored in their last four home games and it just can’t be depended on to cover its end here. If the line drops to 5.5, though, avoid it altogether.
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