Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers

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In a North Division battle, the Ottawa Senators will go on the road and take on the Edmonton Oilers. The Senators have a record of 9-18-1. The Oilers have a record of 16-11-0. These two teams have faced each other five times on the season with the Oilers winning all five games.

Sens Lose Three out of Last Four Games

Ottawa has lost three out of their last four games. Their last game was a 3-2 loss against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. Evgenii Dadonov and Tim Stuetzle each scored a goal. Joey Daccord stopped 34 out of 37 shots faced.

The Sens have scored three goals or more in eight of their last 10 games. Although their offense has been trending in the right direction lately, they still only rank 24th in goals per game, fourth in shots per game, 27th in shooting %, and 29th in scoring efficiency ratio. With Ottawa ranking fourth in shots per game and their offense improving lately, they will climb the rankings in goals per game. Thomas Chabot leads the team with 19 points. He has at least one point in eight out of the last 10 games.

Defense and goaltending remain a problem for the Sens. The team ranks last in goals against per game, opponent shooting %, and save %, and 27th in shots against per game. They have given up three goals or more in seven out of their last 10 games. Matt Murray has been struggling in net this season. Murray has a record of 7-11-1 with a 3.66 GAA and a .885 SV%.

Oilers on Two Game Winning Streak

The Oilers are on a two-game winning streak. Their last game was a 3-2 win against the Ottawa Senators on Monday. Connor McDavid had two assists in the game. Kailer Yamamoto, Leon Draisaitl, and Alex Chiason each scored a goal. Mikko Koskinen stopped 26 out of 28 shots faced.

Putting the puck in the net has not been a problem for the Oilers this season. They have scored three goals or more in six of their last 10 games. They rank ninth in goals per game, eighth in shots per game, 11th in shooting %, and 14th in scoring efficiency ratio. Connor McDavid is first and Leon Draisaitl is third in points in the league. McDavid has 45 points and Draisaitl has 37 points on the season.

Defense and goaltending have been trending in the right direction for the Oilers lately. The team ranks 17th in goals against per game, 28th in shots against per game, 18th in shot differential per game, and 15th in opponent shooting % and save %. They have given up two goals or less in six out of the last 10 games. Mike Smith has outperformed Mikko Koskinen on the season. Smith has a record of 7-2-0 with a 2.29 GAA and a .925 SV%. Koskinen has a record of 7-9-0 with a 3.30 GAA and a .899 SV%.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Connor McDavid is first and Leon Draisaitl is third in points in the league. McDavid has 45 points while Draisaitl has 37 points on the season. Defense and goaltending are a weakness for the Sens. The team ranks last in goals against per game, opponent shooting %, and save %, and 27th in shots against per game. The Oilers have scored three goals or more in all five games against the Sens. Edmonton has won all five games against Ottawa this season. Edmonton has owned Ottawa this season and will easily win this game.

Prediction:
Edmonton Oilers (-1.5)

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Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

Goaltending has been a weakness for both teams. Ottawa ranks last in goals against per game, opponent shooting %, and save %, and 27th in shots against per game. They have given up three goals or more in seven out of their last 10 games. Edmonton ranks 17th in goals against per game, 28th in shots against per game, 18th in shot differential per game, and 15th in opponent shooting % and save %. Edmonton has two of the top three players in points in the NHL. Connor McDavid is first and Leon Draisaitl is third in points in the league. McDavid has 45 points and Draisaitl has 37 points on the season. This will be a high scoring game and the over will hit.

Prediction:
Over 6.5