Ottawa Senators (8-17-1) at Edmonton Oilers (15-11)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 8, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -250 / Ottawa Senators +200 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Ottawa Senators and the Edmonton Oilers meet in NHL action from Rogers Place on Monday night.
The Ottawa Senators come into this one on a back-to-back after taking on the Calgary Flames on Sunday night. Heading into Sunday’s action, Drake Batherson leads the Senators in scoring with 18 points coming on 9 goals and 9 assists while Brady Tkachuk is right behind with 9 goals and 8 assists with a team-high 114 shots on goal. Thomas Chabot has 16 points with 13 of those coming via assists and Josh Norris has 15 points with 5 goals and 10 helpers Tim Stutzle’s got 14 points with 5 goals and 9 assists and Connor Brown has 13 points with 5 goals and 8 assists. Matt Murray’s seen the bulk of the action in goal for Ottawa, picking up 6 wins with a 3.72 GAA in 20 appearances this season.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to build off of a 3-2 win over the Flames in their last matchup. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 43 points with 15 goals and 28 assists while Leon Draisaitl is close behind with 36 points including 10 goals and 26 assists. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 20 points with 10 goals and 10 assists and Tyson Barrie has 18 points with 15 assists and Darnell Nurse has 16 points with 10 assists and 6 goals. Mikko Koskinen and Mike Smith have shared goaltending duties for Edmonton this season, with Koskinen going 7-9 with a 3.39 GAA in 16 appearances while Mike Smith has 7 wins in 11 appearances with a 2.29 GAA this season.
Ottawa is 17-42 in their last 59 games overall and 14-52 in their last 66 road games while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog. Edmonton is 12-5 in their last 17 games overall and 10-3 in their last 13 games as a favorite while the under is 9-4-1 in their last 14 Monday games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Edmonton.
Edmonton was always going to be the favorite especially with Ottawa on the back-to-back, but I’m not laying this juice and I’m not sure we’ll even get plus money on the puck line. On the other hand, Ottawa on a back-to-back is almost a no-play but I think the most logical play hre is the over. Two teams with offensive potential that are more than capable of putting goals on the board, along with questionable goaltending? Yeah I’m no the over all day here.