Predators vs. Oilers - 10/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (0-1-0) at Nashville Predators (1-0-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -175 / Edmonton Oilers +158 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators meet Saturday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers lost their season opener 3-1 on Thursday night to the St. Louis Blues. The Oilers are 16th with an average of one goal per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power plays. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has Edmonton’s only goal, Matt Hendricks has five shots on goal and Taylor Hall has three shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed two goals on 30 shot attempts and has allowed two or less goals in eight of his last 10 outings. The Oilers have lost four straight regular season road games.
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The Nashville Predators won their season opener 2-1 Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Nashville Predators are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power plays. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with one goal, Seth Jones has two assists and Ryan Ellis has three shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing one goal per game and are killing 100 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed one goal on 26 shot attempts and has allowed three or more goals in five of his last six regular season games.
The Oilers are 9-42 in their last 51 vs. Western Conference and 15-36 in their last 51 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Predators are 35-16 in their last 51 home games and 3-13 in their last 16 vs. Western Conference. The Oilers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville.
The Oilers have had little to no recent success against Western teams and winning in Nashville isn't exactly the easiest thing to do. I look for the Predators to get off to a 2-0 start this season.