Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers

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The Ottawa Senators will take on the Edmonton Oilers in a North Division battle. The Senators have a record of 9-17-1. The Oilers have a record of 15-11-0. These two teams have faced each other four times on the season with the Oilers winning all four games.

Senators Improving on Offense

The Senators are coming off a 4-3 shootout win against the Calgary Flames last night. Ryan Dzingel, Connor Brown, and Colin White each scored a goal. Matt Murray stopped 31 out of 34 shots faced.

Offense has improved lately for Ottawa. They 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, 26th in shooting %, and 29th in scoring efficiency ratio. With Ottawa ranking fourth in shots per game and their offense improving recently, they will climb the rankings in goals per game. Drake Batherson has been hot recently. He has at least one point in seven of his last 10 games.

Defense and goaltending are a weakness for the Sens. The team ranks last in goals against per game, opponent shooting %, and save %, and 26th in shots against per game. They have given up three goals or more in six out of their last nine games. Matt Murray has been struggling in net this season. Murray has a record of 7-11-1 with a 3.65 GAA and a .885 SV%.

Oilers Break Losing Streak

The Oilers snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Saturday. Connor McDavid had three points in the game. Kris Russell and Kailer Yamamoto each had two points in the game. Mike Smith was sharp in net, stopping 34 out of 36 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 11th in goals per game, 10th in shots per game, 10th in shooting %, and 18th in scoring efficiency ratio. Connor McDavid is first and Leon Draisaitl is third in points in the league. McDavid has 43 points and Draisaitl has 36 points on the season.

Defense and goaltending have been a weakness for the Oilers. The team ranks 21st in goals against per game, 28th in shots against per game, 20th in shot differential per game, and 15th in opponent shooting % and save %. They have given up three goals or more in three out of the last four 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 3.39 GAA and a .897 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 43 points and Draisaitl has 36 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 26th in shots against per game. The Oilers have scored three goals or more in all four games against the Sens. Edmonton has won all four games against Ottawa this season. With Ottawa on the second game of a back-to-back, Edmonton will win this game easily.

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 26th in shots against per game. They have given up three goals or more in six out of their last nine games. Edmonton ranks 21st in goals against per game, 28th in shots against per game, 20th in shot differential per game, and 15th in opponent shooting % and save %. They have given up three goals or more in three out of the last four games. This will be a high scoring game and the over will hit.

Prediction:
Over 6.5