The Senators and Oilers are set to face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The Oilers will host the game at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Oilers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 7 goals.
OTTAWA SENATORS VS EDMONTON OILERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5
This game will be played at Rogers Place at 10:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE EDMONTON OILERS:
- 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 (+170)
- The Senators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Will the Senators Make it Happen on the Road?
Through 34 games, the Senators have achieved an overall record of 14-20-0. When on the road, Ottawa holds a 4-10-0 record, while they are 10-10-0 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 8th spot in the Eastern Atlantic division and are ranked 16th in the Eastern conference.
In terms of the puck line, Ottawa posted a 15-19 record. On the road they are 6-8 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is 9-11. This season, Ottawa’s games have an average of 7 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.5. The Senators come in with an over/under performance of 18-13-3.
Across the Senators last three road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
On offense, the Senators are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 26th in the league. The Ottawa offense is ranked 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 24th in the NHL.
Ottawa will be looking for a good game from Brady Tkachuk who leads the team in scoring with 16 goals, ranking 27th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 11 assists so far.
The Oilers defense is currently 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.4 shots per game against Edmonton. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 14th with 2 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Joonas Korpisalo has started 21 games this season. His current record stands at 7-13, and his save percentage is 0.8627450980392157%.
Do the Oilers Have What it Takes at Home?
Currently, the Oilers hold an overall record of 19-15-1 for the season. On the road, Edmonton has a 9-9-0 record, while they are 10-6-1 at their home venue. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 10th in the Western conference.
In terms of the puck line, Edmonton posted a 16-19 record. On the road they are 9-9 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is 7-10. Games involving Edmonton have an average of 6.9 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 18-14-3.
In their last three home games, Edmonton has averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
On the offensive side, the Oilers are scoring an 3.6 goals per game this season, ranking 9th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 11th in the league. This season, the Oilers have a 12-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 7-6 record.
The leading scorer for Edmonton’s offense is Zach Hyman. Coming into the game he has 22 goals, ranking 9th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 15 assists so far.
In terms of defense, the Oilers head into the game ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.4 shots per game against Edmonton. So far, they are 14th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Goalie Stuart Skinner gets the start and has made 25 starts this season. His record at this point is 15-9, and his save percentage is 0.8431372549019608%.