The Edmonton Oilers are the biggest disappointment in the NHL. They consistently draft the league’s best prospects but haven’t turned any of these picks into winners on the ice. By now the Oilers should have developed into a superb team. That is most definitely not the case. Perennial underachievers, the Oilers have not been in contention for a Stanley Cup since their run in 2006 when they fell in the finals to the Carolina Hurricanes. How many first-overall draft picks does the team need before contending for a playoff spot? It’s a question most NHL fans have been asking for a number of years now and we’re no further from a concrete answer.
The Oilers, from 1983 to 1990, won five Stanley Cups and was considered one of the best dynasties of all time. Wayne Gretzky, arguably the best player ever, led them to a decade of glory. They were the team everyone talked about, and for good reason. That’s why the current situation in Edmonton must be all the more disconcerting for Oilers fans. And there is not an end in site to their perpetual misery. At least, though, they can lay claim to those five Stanley Cups. Because they might not win another for quite some time.
Who Do The Edmonton Oilers Play Next
The Oilers next game is an important reference point for hockey bettors. You’ll want to analyse the matchup and dig into their previous encounters while keeping a close eye on the odds.
Edmonton Oilers Game Schedule
The Oilers schedule is important for a number of reasons, namely for prospecting future betting opportunities. Have a look at when the Oilers return from a long road trip.
Or see if they’re playing on back-to-back nights. Are they enjoying a homestand against inferior opponents who can’t buy a win on their travels. These are the kind of statistics that will help formulate your betting strategy.
There are some massive opportunities for Pacific Divsion teams. There is a substantial drop in quality after the top three teams, a fact the Oilers hope to make good on in coming seasons. They’re in a better position than Vancouver and Arizona, but might have some problems with a upstart, exciting Calgary team.
Edmonton Oilers Standings Today
Probably by now you can assume that the Oilers are entrenched near the bottom of the standings. This makes the Oilers underdogs in most games. Use that to your advantage.
|4||Columbus Blue Jackets||108||82||39||24||249||195|
|9||New York Rangers||102||82||40||28||256||220|
|10||St. Louis Blues||99||82||38||29||235||218|
|11||San Jose Sharks||99||82||38||29||221||201|
|14||Toronto Maple Leafs||95||82||33||27||251||242|
|17||New York Islanders||94||82||33||29||241||242|
|18||Tampa Bay Lightning||94||82||32||30||234||227|
|22||Los Angeles Kings||86||82||25||35||201||205|
|25||Detroit Red Wings||79||82||17||36||207||244|
|27||New Jersey Devils||70||82||18||40||183||244|
How To Make Money Betting On Edmonton Oilers
You may not think it at first glance, but there is a lot of money to be made when betting on the Edmonton Oilers. Firstly, you don’t have to bet in their favor, which opens the betting options significantly. We think a futures bet is out of the question due to the team’s perpetual sub-par performances. It’s not a good idea to get involved in that maelstrom.
You might want to look at betting on the over if the Oilers are playing a good team, espeically if their opponents possess some offensive weapons. The Oilers bleed goals, particularly on the road. This is a perfect time to pick the over. While the Oilers don’t score many goals, it’s more than likely they’ll give up enough on the road to surpass the over bet. It’s worth a go as it’s the best bet to make.
Have a look at some prop bets, too, as some players like Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall can explode on to the scene at any time. Overall, both of these players have been disappointing but have the potential to have great games here and there, more often than not on home ice.