Oilers vs Rangers Picks, NHL Predictions & NHL Free Bets
We have Oilers vs Rangers Picks, NHL Predictions & NHL Free Bets for the Saturday feature ice hockey fixture in New York.
The NHL rolls on to the weekend matches, and one of the picks on Saturday will see the unbeaten Edmonton Oilers travel to New York to take on the also unbeaten Rangers.
New York Rangers Form
The Rangers have started the season in excellent form with two wins out of two, and they will already hold a clear advantage after having a longer time away from the ice than their rivals.
New York have only played two matches so far this season, and they have won them both convincingly. The first match saw them take on the Jets, and they won 6-4 in a thrilling encounter in New York.
This was followed up with a more emphatic win over the Senators. This 4-1 win was a brutal sign of what the Rangers can do to sides this season.
They scored in every period against Ottawa, while Alexander Georgiev made 32 saves in two periods where he wasn’t beaten. Mike Zibanejad scored a hat-trick, while Artemi Panarin scored the one.
The Rangers are in great form, and on this run, they will be difficult to beat.
Edmonton Oilers Form
The Oilers are also unbeaten at the start of this NHL season as they have won all three of their fixtures so far.
They are averaging nearly five goals per game, which is an incredible return by their forward line. They opened the season with a 3-2 win over the Cannucks, before dominating the Kings and winning 6-5.
Another dominant display followed that against the Islanders as they won 5-2. James Neal scored four in this win, while the other goal of the game was scored Zach Kassian.
Mikko Koskinen did allow two goals, but he also made 27 saves to keep up with his impressive start to the season.
This will be a clash between two titans, and it will be interesting to see which way it goes.
Oilers vs Rangers Head-to-Head
The head to head record shows how close this game will be. The Rangers have won ten matches in the past, while the Oilers have won nine.
New York has won both matches that have gone into overtime. While both sides have recorded one win in previous matches that have gone to a shootout.
The Rangers average 3.2 goals per game in this fixture, while the Oilers average 2.5.
New York Rangers Team News
The only injury concern for the Rangers is Yegor Ryjov. He isn’t expected back until next week.
Edmonton Oilers Injury News
Alex Chiasson could return for the Oilers after recovering from Illness, while Josh Archibald and Josh Archibald are both likely to miss out for the game in New York.
Oilers vs Rangers Picks & NHL Predictions
These two sides are very evenly matched and will be very difficult to separate on Saturday evening.
However, the additional rest time that the Rangers have had could prove to be a decisive factor, as the Oilers will go into the match after having played on Thursday.
It should be a high scoring match though and very entertaining for the neutrals.
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