Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/18/21

Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/18/21 Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens (1-0-1) at Edmonton Oilers (1-2)

NHL Hockey: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

The Line: Edmonton Oilers -111 / Montreal Canadiens -105 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Montreal Canadiens look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 66.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Tomas Tater leads Montreal with three goals, Jonathan Drouin has three assists and Josh Anderson has 10 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 six goals on 69 shots faced.

The Edmonton Oilers look for a win here to rebound from a slow 1-2 start. 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 14 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 12 goals on 111 shots faced.

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The Canadiens are 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win. The Oilers are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Canadiens last 9 overall. The under is 7-2 in Canadiens last 9 road games. The over is 6-2 in Oilers last 8 overall. The over is 5-1 in Oilers last 6 home games. The Canadiens are 5-13 in the last 18 meetings in Edmonton and 4-10 in the last 14 meetings. The underdog is 15-4 in the last 19 meetings. 

Despite getting dominated by the Habs a couple days ago, the Edmonton Oilers have still had the upper hand over Montreal in recent meetings. We've also seen the Oilers bounce back in a big way after a loss this season, and they're far more talented than what they've shown up to this point. I expect the Oilers to get the jobe done here on their home ice.

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Randy’s Pick Edmonton Oilers -111

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

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