Oilers vs. Predators - 3/14/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (34-22-13) at Edmonton Oilers (27-37-7)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +131 / Nashville Predators -145 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers meet Monday night at the Rexall Place.
The Nashville Predators hope for another win after winning 10 of their last 17 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play shots. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 28 goals, James Neal has 18 assists and Craig Smith has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.9 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 137 goals on 1,510 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 27 goals on 342 shots. Rinne has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Edmonton Oilers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 22 goals, Jordan Eberle has 20 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 115 goals on 1,409 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 74 goals on 745 shots. Talbot has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Oilers are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 19-70 in their last 89 vs. Western Conference. The Predators are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Predators are playing better hockey, they've beaten the Oilers in each of the last five meetings, and the Oilers have lost seven of their last eight home games. Nashville on the road has to be the pick here.