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New York Rangers vs Edmonton Oilers 2/17/2023 Free Picks, Tips and Game Predictions

New York Rangers vs Edmonton Oilers 2/17/2023 Free Picks, Tips and Game Predictions

The New York Rangers are set to hit the road once again, this time making their way to Rogers Place in Edmonton to take on the Oilers on Friday night, February 17th. With an impressive 32-14-8 overall record and a 16-5-4 away record, the Rangers currently sit in third place in the Metropolitan Division, just six points behind the top-ranked Carolina team.

The Rangers are coming off their best performance of the season, having won their last six matches in a row, and they are eager to extend their winning streak to seven, which would match their longest winning run from last December. Their most recent victory was a 6-4 road win over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night, during which LW Artemi Panarin and Center Mika Zibanejad shone, each scoring two goals and adding one assist.

The Rangers boast an impressive offense, averaging 4.25 goals per game on 39.5 shots, with a 33.3% success rate on power-play opportunities and a 53.2% winning record on faceoffs. On the defensive end, the team concedes an average of 3.0 goals per game on 29.5 shots, with a solid 78.6% penalty kill record. For Friday’s game, the Rangers will rely on netminder Igor Shesterkin, who has an impressive 8-2-2 record and a save percentage of .905.

  • The totals went OVER in 5 of the Rangers’ last 5 games. 
  • The NY Rangers are 6-0 straight up in their last 6 outings. 
  • The New York Rangers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 contests versus Edmonton.  

New York Rangers vs Edmonton Oilers 2/17/2023 Free Picks, Tips and Game Predictions

The Edmonton Oilers are preparing to defend their home ice once again, hoping to rebound from a recent upset loss as they face off against the New York Rangers on Friday night. With a 30-19-6 overall record and 66 points, the Oilers are currently tied for third place in the Pacific Division alongside the Seattle team, and have posted a 13-11-4 home record this season.

The Oilers have struggled in their last five games, losing three in a row, including a 4-5 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins played an excellent game, scoring two goals and adding one assist, while Center Connor McDavid also contributed with two assists to lead the Oilers’ offense.

Edmonton’s offense has been solid throughout the season, averaging 3.65 goals per game on 40 shots attempted, with a power-play success rate of 13% and a 50% winning record on face-offs. However, their defense has conceded an average of 3.41 goals per game on 31.0 attempted shots, and their penalty kill record stands at 75%.

For Friday’s game, the Oilers will be relying on goalkeeper Stuart Skinner to protect the net. Skinner has a 13-10-3 record for the season, with a save percentage of .923, and will be determined to help his team secure a victory against the Rangers.    

  • The totals went OVER in 5 of Edmonton’s last 6 contests.
  • The Oilers are 9-4 straight up in their last 13 matches. 
  • The totals went OVER in 4 of Edmonton’s last 5 home games.

New York Rangers vs. Edmonton Oilers. The NHL Pick for this contest is the Edmonton Oilers. The Edmonton Oilers are the favored team for their upcoming match against the New York Rangers, having won six of the last ten head-to-head contests between the two teams. As the game takes place on their home ice, the Oilers are expected to be dominant and continue their recent success at home, with a 3-2 record in their last five outings.

As such, the prediction is that the Edmonton Oilers will win the game by a score of 3-2, with their strong record and home advantage giving them the edge over the visiting Rangers. 

NHL Starting Time: 9:00 PM ET

Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB

Date: Friday, February 17, 2023                                                                                     


NHL Odds/Point Spread: Edmonton Oilers -125       

NHL Totals: 6.5  

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