Ottawa Senators vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/7/21

Ottawa Senators vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/7/21 Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (23-14-2) at Ottawa Senators (13-22-4)

NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

The Line: Ottawa Senators +162 / Edmonton Oilers -180 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers and Ottawa Senators meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 26.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 22 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 38 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 59 goals on 600 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed 46 goals on 566 shots.

The Ottawa Senators need a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with 12 goals, Thomas Chabot has 19 assists and Drake Batherson has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 77.1 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.

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The Oilers are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Senators are 1-6 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 22-50 in their last 72 overall. The under is 4-0 in Oilers last 4 overall. The under is 6-2 in Senators last 8 overall. The Oilers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Ottawa and 7-0 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Edmonton Oilers have cooled off these last couple of weeks, but they continue to be profitable on the season and have been nothing but money in the favorite role. The Ottawa Senators just can't string wins together and they've been rough in the underdog role dating back to last season. The Oilers have won all seven meetings against the Senators this season and five of those victories were decided by two or more goals. The Oilers have outscored the Senators 13-3 in the last two meetings. Only way for me to go here is to back the Oilers and lay the PL for added betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Edmonton Oilers -1.5

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

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