Ottawa Senators (9-19-1) at Edmonton Oilers (17-11)
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -215 / Ottawa Senators +193 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Ottawa Senators and Edmonton Oilers meet Friday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Ottawa Senators need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with nine goals, Thomas Chabot has 16 assists and Drake Batherson has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing four goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has allowed 73 goals on 608 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 31 goals on 220 shots.
The Edmonton Oilers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 26.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 16 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 28 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 52 goals on 515 shots faced and Stuart Skinner has allowed five goals on 38 shots.
The Senators are 11-41 in their last 52 road games and 18-44 in their last 62 overall. The Oilers are 2-5 in their last 7 Friday games and 14-5 in their last 19 overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Senators last 9 overall. The under is 5-2 in Oilers last 7 overall. The Senators are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Edmonton and 0-6 in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 17-7 in the last 24 meetings.
The Ottawa Senators have provided flashes of value here and there, but it looks like they're back to their losing ways. The Edmonton Oilers have been head and shoulders the better team this season, and they've already beaten the Senators six times this season. In the last three meetings, the Oilers have outscored the Senators 13-6, and that includes a 7-1 victory on Wednesday. There's no other option for me than to lay the PL with the Oilers at home.