Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/28/13
Edmonton Oilers (7-16-2) at Nashville Predators (12-10-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -168 / Edmonton Oilers +153 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oilers look to find success as they head to the road to take on the Nashville Predators who are coming off an impressive road win of their own against the Blue Jackets last night.
The Oilers have stumble out of the gates once again this season and despite having a three game winning streak snapped in their last outing the Oilers still sit with the worst record in the Western Conference and aren’t too far up on the Sabres for the league honour. Edmonton has made some moves as they signed goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov who will get his first start of the season tonight against the Preds but it is still uncertain what role Bryz will play with his new team and it will have to wait until game action dictates it until we find out. Edmonton does have the talent to make a push to the playoffs but they need to add another piece or two before I think they do and playing against a tough Preds team doesn’t help their cause in this one.
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Nashville played one of their best games of the year last night against a Blue Jackets team who before puck drop was riddled with confidence after blowing up the Maple Leafs a night earlier and now it is Nashville’s turn to play in the back to back. The Predators dominated the Jackets by a 4-0 mark as Marek Mazanec continues to show he is worthy of taking over the starter’s job at least until Pekka Rinne is ready to return. The Predators are the better team here from a depth perspective but they are playing their second game in as many nights and had to spend most of last night travelling back from Ohio to Tennessee so their routine tomorrow could be thrown off. Nonetheless I think the best play here is on the total as the Preds are a tough team defensively, Edmonton is starting a goaltender who will look to prove his worth, and the home team who has last change is playing in a back to back. This game reeks of a three or four goal contests at best.