The Oilers and Senators are set to face off at 6:00 ET on ESPN+. The Senators will host the game at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON. The Oilers are the -1.5 goal favorites in this non-conference matchup against Senators. The over/under for the game is set at 6.5 goals.


The Pick: Ottawa Senators +1.5

This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre at 6:00 ET on Sunday, March 24th.


  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Senators.
  • We like the Senators on the moneyline (+162)
  • The Senators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Oilers Pull Off a Road Win?

As the Oilers head into tonight’s game against the Senators, they are favored to win and have a record of 42-22-4, which puts them in 5th place in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Pacific Division. In games where they are favored, Edmonton has gone 38-17-4 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 6-4, and they have won four straight games when they have been the underdog. On the road this season, Edmonton has gone 19-14-1.

On the season, the Oilers have gone 32-36 against the puck line and have a scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. In their last ten games, they have gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

As the favorite this season, Edmonton has gone 28-31 against the puck line, and they have 29 wins by multiple goals compared to 13 wins by just one goal. On the road, their puck line record is 14-20, and they are 3-7 against the puck line in their last ten road games.

On average, Edmonton’s games have finished with 6.5 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.6. In total, the Oilers come in with an over/under record of 29-36-3.

Through their last three road games, Edmonton has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.

Offensively, the Oilers come into the game at 3.6 goals per contest placing 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 5th position in the league. Coming into the game, the Oilers have a 28-14 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 14-7.

Edmonton will be looking for a good game from Zach Hyman who leads the team in scoring with 49 goals, ranking 2nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hyman has 19 assists this season.

Ottawa defense takes on the Oilers ranked 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 28th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Calvin Pickard has started 14 games this season. His current record stands at 10-4, and his save percentage is 0.391%.

Can The Senators Secure a Home Victory?

At home this season, the Senators have gone 18-16-2, including a two-game losing streak. In the Atlantic Division, Ottawa is in 7th place with an 11-9 record.

Overall, the Senators are 14th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 29-36-4. Over their last ten games, Ottawa has gone 4-6, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games.

At home this season, the Senators have a puck line record of 16-20, and their average scoring margin at home is -.2 goals per game. So far, Ottawa has been the underdog in 38 of their 69 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 21-17.

Overall, the Senators have 19 wins by multiple goals and 10 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games at home, Ottawa’s puck line record is 4-6, and their puck line record for the season is 30-39.

This season, Ottawa’s games have an average of 6.8 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.5. The Senators come in with an over/under performance of 37-29-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Edmonton has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Senators are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 17th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. The Ottawa offense is ranked 21st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 18th in the NHL.

The leading scorer for Ottawa’s offense is Brady Tkachuk. Coming into the game he has 31 goals, ranking 20th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 28 assists so far.

The Senators defense is currently 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Ottawa. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 28th with 1 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Edmonton, goalie Anton Forsberg has started 24 games in this season. His current record is 12-12, and his save percentage stands at 0.555%.