NHL Deep Dive: Oilers-Flyers Bets 10/27/21

NHL Deep Dive- Oilers-Flyers 10-27-21 Bets

The featured game that will be broadcast on TNT on October 27th is the Edmonton Oilers against the Philadelphia Flyers. Both teams have talented players in every unit and the nationally televised game should be a good one. Those inclined to watch that game will also likely want to place a few bets as well, only making the game more entertaining. With that in mind, there are some bets that are worth considering in this matchup with both teams possessing clear strengths.

Oilers stat line4.60 goals per game 2.60 goals against per game
Flyers stat line4.50 goals per game3.00 goals against per game

Oilers (-160)

The Oilers have started out the season with a relatively easy schedule and the Flyers could easily pull off the upset and provide great odds in the process as road Underdogs. The problem is that the Oilers should control both ends of the ice in this game, especially in the offensive zone with great puck movement from Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. The Oilers should pile on the goals with McDavid and Draisaitl drawing Flyers defensemen to create space for the rest of the skaters on the ice to find open shots on the net.

Defensively, the Oilers should limit the Flyers offense with Darnell Nurse controlling the middle of the defensive zone but also with Codi Ceci and Evan Bouchard creating turnovers in the neutral zone with great skating at the blue line. In addition, the Oilers will rely on goaltender Mikko Koskinen to have another strong performance in the net as Koskinen has a .943 save percentage and a 2.03 goals-against average on 88 shots this season.

The Oilers should win the game and control all three zones of the ice.

Over 6.5

This is a high total and it’s easy to think the Under will cover in a low-scoring game. However, these two teams have been led by their forward units to start the season and both teams look to find the back of the net throughout the game. The Flyers should find plenty of scoring opportunities in this game on the odd-man rush with Joel Farabee and Cam Atkinson carrying the puck into the offensive zone and finding open shots against Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen while a strong offensive zone presence will allow forwards like Travis Konecny and Claude Giroux to find scoring chances near the net.

The Oilers meanwhile, should run up the score in this game against the Flyers struggling defensive unit. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl should find scoring opportunities on the odd-man rush and in the offensive zone while Zach Hyman continues to create scoring chances off the wing. Moreover, the backend of the Oilers forward unit can step up and take advantage of the later pairings in the Flyers defense, allowing Zack Kassian, Warren Foegele, and even Derek Ryan to find the back of the net in this game.

The Over should cover in a game where both offenses are in control.

Joel Farabee To Score A Point (+100)

The Flyers have a talented forward unit with plenty of skaters that can find the back of the net in this game. If there is one player to bet on the Flyers, it’s Joel Farabee. The Flyers 21-year-old forward has proven early on in his NHL career that he can set up the offense to find the back of the net in a variety of ways and this season has been no expectation. Farabee has three goals and three assists this season and lead the Flyers in points to start the season with six.

The Flyers will find the back of the net in this game and Joel Farabee will probably be responsible for one of the goals.

Connor McDavid To Record a Power Play Point (+130)

Connor McDavid is arguably the best player in the NHL and is coming off a season where he won his second Hart Trophy. McDavid isn’t receiving great odds to score a goal or record a point in the upcoming game but is receiving favorable odds to record a point on the power play. McDavid has 13 points this season but three of his six goals, as well as four of his seven assists, have come on the power play. Additionally, the Oilers possess one of the best power-play units in the NHL, scoring on eight of their 17 opportunities with McDavid playing a crucial role on the man advantage, often finding open skaters or firing shots on the net against a goaltender out of position.

Connor McDavid should record a point on the power play in the upcoming game and provide a great payout in the process.

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