Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/16/21

Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/16/21 Photo by Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens (0-0-1) at Edmonton Oilers (1-1)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Rogers Place)

The Line: Edmonton Oilers -145 / Montreal Canadiens +117 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Montreal Canadiens look for a win after losing their opener to the Maple Leafs. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 66.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Josh Anderson leads Montreal with two goals, Jonathan Drouin has three assists and Nick Suzuki has six shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing five goals per game and are killing 50 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up five goals on 34 shots faced.

The Edmonton Oilers look for another win to get a game above a .500 record. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with three goals, Leon Draisaitl has five assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed seven goals on 75 shots faced.

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The Canadiens are 7-2 in their last 9 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Oilers are 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Canadiens last 8 overall. The over is 6-1 in Oilers last 7 overall. The Canadiens are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Edmonton and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings.

The Montreal Canadiens will be eager to get back on the ice after an overtime loss in their season opener and Price is due for a bounce back performance in net. The Edmonton Oilers have been hit or miss through two games and while they have an explosive offense, that defense can leave wins on the table. Bottom line here is the underdog has won 14 of the last 18 meetings between the Oilers and Canadiens. I'll take a shot with the plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Montreal Canadiens +117

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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