Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/11/21

Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/11/21 Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (8-7) at Montreal Canadiens (8-3-2)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)

The Line: Montreal Canadiens -138 / Edmonton Oilers +115 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens meet Thursday in NHL action at the Bell Centre.

The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with nine goals, Leon Draisaitl has 17 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 44 goals on 420 shots faced and Stuart Skinner has allowed five goals on 38 shots.

The Montreal Canadiens look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 4.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with nine goals, Nick Suzuki has nine assists and Brendan Gallagher has 46 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 20 goals on 198 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up nine goals on 149 shots.

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The Oilers are 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games. The Canadiens are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. North and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The over is 4-1 in Oilers last 5 Thursday games. The under is 5-2-2 in Canadiens last 9 home games. The Oilers are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Montreal. The underdog is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings. The over is 11-4-1 in the last 16 meetings in Montreal.

The Edmonton Oilers have an ego here playing a Habs team that played last night, but they've also lost to the Canadiens twice this year, getting outscored 8-2 in those meetings. The Montreal Canadiens put up a fight last night against a hot Maple Leafs squad and they should feel good about where they're at right now overall. At home and already looking comfortable against them twice this season, I'll take the Canadiens and the cheap price. 

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Randy’s Pick Montreal Canadiens -138

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

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