Canadiens vs. Oilers - 2/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (21-26-5) at Montreal Canadiens (24-24-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -111 / Edmonton Oilers +101 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens meet Saturday at the Bell Centre.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a nice win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 18 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 26 assists and Jordan Eberle has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 74 goals on 900 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 70 goals on 722 shots. Talbot has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Montreal Canadiens need a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18 percent of their power plays. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 19 goals, Alex Galchenyuk has 18 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their power play chances. Mike Condon has allowed 81 goals on 850 shots faced and Carey Price has given up 24 goals on 365 shots. Condon has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 15-45 in their last 60 Saturday games and 39-80 in their last 119 overall. The Canadiens are 40-18 in their last 58 Saturday games and 0-5 in their last 5 home games. The Oilers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Montreal and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.
Neither team is playing good hockey at the moment. However, the Canadiens are due for a home victory and should have the advantage at home against a team that's struggling just as bad.