Ottawa Senators (9-18-1) at Edmonton Oilers (16-11)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -235 / Ottawa Senators +205 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Oilers host the Ottawa Senators in NHL action from Rogers Place on Wednesday night.
The Ottawa Senators come into this one on the heels of their 3-2 loss to Edmonton last time out. Thomas Chabot leads the Sens in scoring with 19 points including a team-high 16 assists while Brady Tkachuk and Drake Batherson each have 18 points split between 9 goals and 9 assists with Tkachuk leading Ottawa with 122 shots on goal this season. Josh Norris and Tim Stutzle each have 15 points with Norris logging 10 assists while Stutzle’s got 6 goals and 9 apples this season. Connor Brown has 14 points and Colin White’s on 13 while Nic Paul has 11 points for the Senators. Matt Murray continues to see the bulk of the action in goal for Ottawa, posting a 3.66 GAA with 7 wins in 21 appearances this season.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to build on their victory over Ottawa last time out. Connor McDavid leads the way with 45 points coming on 15 goals and 30 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 11 goals and 26 apples for his 37 points this season. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has his 20 points split between 10 goals and 10 assists and Tyson Barrie has 19 points with 16 assists this season. Darnell Nurse has 17 points with 11 assists while Kailer Yamamoto and Jesse Puljujarvi each have 7 goals this season with 14 and 10 points respectively. Mikko Koskinen continues to lead the way with 17 appearances in goal for Edmonton with an 8-9 record while Mike Smith’s made 11 appearances with 7 wins, a pair of shutouts and a 2.29 GAA.
Ottawa is 11-40 in their last 51 road games and 18-43 in their last 61 games overall while the over is 5-2-1 in their last 8 games as an underdog. Edmonton is 11-3 in their last 14 games as a favorite and 13-5 in their last 18 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 home games. Ottawa is 0-5 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
The plus money is always going to be worth a look in a spot like this considering the Senators have split their last 10 games. However, while the first game was a nailbiter, I’m expecting the rematch to be a lot more open. The goaltending both sides is still questionable at best, and I just don’t know how long we can really expect it to hold up. I think we see the piles of goals here that we didn’t see on Monday, so I’ll back the over in this spot.