Free NHL Picks Today: Arizona Coyotes vs Edmonton Oilers 3/27/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Arizona Coyotes vs Edmonton Oilers 3/27/23
Mon 27th March 2023

The Arizona Coyotes (27-34-13) will be looking to halt their losing run when they host the Edmonton Oilers (41-23-9) at Mullett Arena on Monday. Edmonton is coming off a 4-3 overtime loss against the Golden Knights on Saturday, ending a run of five straight wins.

The Oilers took advantage of their power play opportunities, scoring once on two shots, while also conceding a power play goal. Leon Draisaitl, Zach Hyman, and Warren Foegele each scored once for the Oilers.

Draisaitl added an assist to lead the team in scoring. Stuart Skinner saved only 30 of 34 shots against (.882%) in the loss. Arizona is playing the second of a back-to-back after suffering a 4-3 shootout loss against the Avalanche yesterday, their fourth defeat in a row. Clayton Keller, Christian Fischer, and Matias Maccelli scored one apiece for the Coyotes. Connor Ingram only had 29 saves on 32 shots against (.906%) in the loss.


The Oilers have won both games between the teams this season, including a 4-3 (OT) victory in their most recent meeting on March 22, their fifth straight win against Arizona.

Draisaitl led Edmonton with four points (0G 4A). Keller (2G 0A) and Nick Schmaltz (0G 2A) each had two points to lead Arizona. Skinner got the win despite allowing three goals on 17 shots (.823%).


Edmonton is averaging 3.92 goals per game for the season, best in the NHL, and they are taking on a Coyotes team that is allowing 3.42 goals a game (23rd).

Meanwhile, Arizona has found the net 2.76 times a game on average, 28th in the league, and the Oilers are allowing opponents to score 3.32 goals per game (22nd).

Arizona averages fewer shots (25.6) than any other team in the league, though the team’s 10.9% shooting percentage ranks seventh. With an average of 33.2 attempts, Edmonton ranks sixth.

Power play opportunities are likely to be plentiful for the Oilers, as the Coyotes have been penalized 4.47 times a game, third-most in the NHL, for an average of 10.89 minutes (seventh-highest). The visitors are averaging 3.97 penalties (11th) and 8.88 penalty minutes a game (13th).

The Oilers’ 32.00% power play percentage is the best in the league, while the Coyotes rank 24th with a conversion rate of 19.07%. When it comes to penalty killing, Arizona has the league’s 24th-ranked PK% at 75.71%, while Edmonton is 25th at 75.70%.


With 139 points this season, most in the NHL, Connor McDavid is the top skater for the Oilers. He leads the league in both goals (60) and assists (79). In the net, Skinner (23-14-5) is Edmonton’s top goaltender by goals against average.

He has a 2.93 GAA and a .909% save percentage. Keller leads the Coyotes in scoring with 80 points. He has 36 goals and 44 assists in 74 games. Karel Vejmelka (18-21-5) is the top goalie for Arizona with a goals against average of 3.33. He has a save percentage of .903%.


Edmonton is 21-11-3 away from Rogers Place this season. Arizona is 20-11-4 at home this season. Meanwhile, the Coyotes are 3-7 without a day off and 0-6 playing with a rest disadvantage. The Oilers are 5-3 with a rest advantage.

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Edmonton Oilers -1.5 (-130)

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