Betting on today’s Predators and Oilers game? Catch the action at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB, as the Oilers hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Western conference contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Oilers being favored by -1.5 goals at home against the Predators.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS VS EDMONTON OILERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5
This game will be played at Rogers Place at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE EDMONTON OILERS:
- In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Predators winning this one 4-3.
- We like the Predators on the moneyline (+173)
- The Predators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Do the Predators Stand a Chance on the Road?
Heading into tonight’s game, the Predators sit in 8th place in the Western Conference with 53 points and a record of 26-21-1. Over their last ten games, Nashville has gone 5-5, and they have lost three straight games in which they were favored.
On the road this season, the Predators have gone 13-9-1, and they have been the underdog in 30 of their 48 games, going 16-13-1 in those games. In games against other Western Conference opponents, Nashville has gone 14-15.
As the underdog, the Predators have gone 20-10 vs. the puck line this season. For the year, their puck line mark sits at 26-22 and 13-10 on the road. In their last ten road games, Nashville has an 8-2 puck line record.
So far, the Predators have 13 wins by multiple goals and 13 wins by just one goal. Across their 30 games as the underdog, their average scoring margin is -.2 goals per contest.
For the season, Nashville’s games have finished with an average of 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.2. Overall, the Predators have an over/under record of 20-23-5.
Nashville has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
Offensively, the Predators come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 13th position in the league. The Predators went 13-11 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 12-10.
Nashville’s leading goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. So far this season, he has 23 goals, placing him 17th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 27 assists so far.
In terms of defense, the Oilers head into the game ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. So far, they are 9th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Juuse Saros has started 38 games this season. His current record stands at 19-18, and his save percentage is 0.981%.
Will the Oilers Come Through as Home Favorites?
At home this season, the Oilers have gone 15-6-1 and have won six straight games. Against the Western Conference, Edmonton has gone 16-8, and they enter this game with a 28-15-1 record and 57 points, which has them in 6th place in the conference and 3rd in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Oilers have won ten straight.
This season, Edmonton has been favored in 36 of their 44 games and have gone 25-10-1 in those games. The Oilers have won 15 straight games, and they have won 12 straight games when they have been favored.
Edmonton enters this game with a puck line record of 22-22 this season and an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. The Oilers have won five straight games vs. the puck line and have a puck line record of 19-17 when favored this season.
So far this year, Edmonton has 20 wins by multiple goals compared to just eight wins by one goal. The Oilers have gone 8-2 vs. the puck line in their last 10 home games and 12-10 vs. the puck line at home overall.
On average, Edmonton’s games have finished with 6.3 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.7. In total, the Oilers come in with an over/under record of 18-23-3.
The Predators are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
When looking at their offense, the Oilers have an average of 3.5 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. This season, the Oilers are 19-8 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 9-6 record.
Edmonton’s leading goal scorer is Zach Hyman. So far this season, he has 29 goals, placing him 7th in the NHL. Hyman also comes into the game with 17 assists.
Defensively, the Oilers come into the season ranked 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. For the season, they are ranked 9th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Goalie Stuart Skinner gets the start and has made 32 starts this season. His record at this point is 22-9, and his save percentage is 0.864%.