Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Oilers versus the Canadiens? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC. The Oilers are the favorites in this non-conference matchup against Canadiens. The over/under for the game is set at 6.5 goals.
EDMONTON OILERS VS MONTREAL CANADIENS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Montreal Canadiens +1.5
This game will be played at Bell Centre at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
WHY BET THE MONTREAL CANADIENS:
- Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Canadiens to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
- We like the Canadiens on the moneyline (+192)
- The Canadiens are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Does Edmonton Have a Shot at a Road Win?
Heading into today’s game, the Oilers sit in 8th place in the Western Conference with a record of 22-15-1. In the Pacific Division, Edmonton is in 4th place. Over their last ten games, the Oilers have been on a roll, going 9-1. On the road this season, Edmonton has been solid, going 11-9-0. They have won seven straight games away from home and have been favored in 30 of their 38 games.
Over their last five games, the Oilers are 5-0 and have won nine consecutive games overall. In games where they have been favored, Edmonton has gone 19-10-1, and they have won six straight games as the favorite. In the Western Conference, the Oilers have gone 13-8 this season.
On the season, the Oilers have 15 wins by multiple goals and 12 losses by multiple goals. Their average scoring margin is +.5 goals per game, and they have a puck line record of 17-21.
Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 7-3 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.2 goals per game. In their last ten road games, Edmonton has a puck line record of 7-3.
Games involving Edmonton have an average of 6.6 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.7. In terms of their over/under performance, the Oilers come in with a record of 18-17-3.
Across their three previous road games, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-0 while averaging 4 goals per game.
The Oilers come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 11th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 10th in the league. This season, the Oilers have a 14-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 8-6 record.
Edmonton’s current leading scorer is Zach Hyman. This season, he has 26 goals, which puts him 6th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hyman has 16 assists this season.
The Canadiens’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 29th in takeaways and an average of 5.1 takeaways per contest. They hold 4th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.
Goalie Stuart Skinner comes into the game having made 27 starts this season. So far, his record is 17-9 and he has a save percentage of 0.845%.
Can the Canadiens Secure a Win at Home?
At home this season, the Canadiens are 8-11-2, and in the Atlantic Division, they are in 6th place. In the Eastern Conference, Montreal is in 13th place. For the year, the Canadiens are 17-18-6.
As the underdog, Montreal has gone 14-17-6 this season. Over their last ten games, the Canadiens have a record of 3-7, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games. In their last three games, Montreal has gone 1-2.
As the underdog, the Canadiens have a puck line record of 25-12 this season, including a mark of 14-6 on the road. So far, Montreal has 12 losses by more than one goal and 12 losses by just one goal.
Overall, the Canadiens have a puck line record of 25-16, and their average scoring margin for the year sits at -0.7 goals per game. In their last ten home games, Montreal has gone 6-4 against the puck line.
For the season, Montreal’s games have finished with an average of 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.3. Overall, the Canadiens have an over/under record of 21-19-1.
In their last three games away from home, the Oilers have a straight up record of 3-0 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 4 goals per game in this stretch.
On offense, the Canadiens are averaging 2.7 goals per game which is 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. This season, the Canadiens have a 4-3 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 13-14 record.
Montreal’s leading goal scorer is Nick Suzuki. So far this season, he has 12 goals, placing him 89th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 22 assists so far.
Entering the game, the Canadiens’ defense ranks 29th in takeaways, averaging 5.1 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 4th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.
Entering the game, goalie Jake Allen has started 14 games this season. His current record stands at 4-8, and his save percentage is 0.602%.