Edmonton
Oilers
Stadium Rogers Place
35-38-9 Overall | 12-15-2 PACIFIC 7th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Oilers232274 21.17%
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  9/16
vs
Jets
9:00pm
Tue  9/17
@
Canucks
10:00pm
Thu  9/19
vs
Canucks
9:00pm
Fri  9/20
vs
Flames
9:00pm
Tue  9/24
vs
Coyotes
9:00pm
Thu  9/26
@
Jets
8:00pm
Sat  9/28
@
Flames
9:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Oilers are not contenders to win the championship at 50/1, 2%. While not completely impossible, their chances of winning the championship is under 0.1 percent. In simulations, they win the West 0.3% of the time and are not a good value at 25/1, 3.8%. The Oilers are averaging 81.5 points per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 85.5. At +240 the Oilers are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 17.2% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #12 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Oddsmakers expected them to win 39 based on their money line game odds. Their 35-38-9 record last season failed to meet expectations. Anyone betting on them to win every game would have lost a lot (-1167) based on a 100 unit risk per game. They were not good on puck lines going 35-47 (-2296 loss). They went over 37 times and came in under 40 times. Their next game vs the Canucks should be close. The Oilers are winning 51 percent of computer simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is -0.51 (includes playoff games) which ranks #24 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #25. They are the #24 ranked team in goal differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #25 ranked team among home teams.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Connor McDavid who is projected to be the #1 Center. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
15 Archibald, Josh RW5-1017610/06/1992No College
83 Benning, Matt D6-120305/25/1994No College
28 Brodziak, Kyle C6-220505/25/1984No College
12 Cave, Colby C6-120012/26/1994No College
39 Chiasson, Alex RW6-420810/01/1990No College
29 Draisaitl, Leon LW6-220810/27/1995No College
89 Gagner, Sam RW5-1120008/10/1989No College
45 Gambardella, Joseph LW5-1019612/06/1993No College
60 Granlund, Markus LW6-018004/16/1993No College
44 Kassian, Zack RW6-321101/24/1991No College
16 Khaira, Jujhar LW6-421208/13/1994No College
77 Klefbom, Oscar D6-321607/20/1993No College
19 Koskinen, Mikko G6-720207/18/1988No College
6 Larsson, Adam D6-320811/12/1992No College
24 Malone, Brad LW6-121305/20/1989No College
97 McDavid, Connor C6-119301/13/1997No College
18 Neal, James LW6-321209/03/1987No College
93 Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan C6-018404/12/1993No College
25 Nurse, Darnell D6-422102/04/1995No College
98 Puljujarvi, Jesse RW6-420105/07/1998No College
4 Russell, Kris D5-1017005/02/1987No College
41 Smith, Mike G6-522003/22/1982No College