Ottawa Senators vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/8/21

Ottawa Senators vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/8/21 Photo by Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (24-14-2) at Ottawa Senators (13-23-4)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

The Line: Ottawa Senators +155 / Edmonton Oilers -188 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after winning six of their last nine 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 four of their last five 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 12-3 in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Senators are 12-41 in their last 53 games playing on 0 days rest 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 are not only the more proven team here, but they've had zero problems winning on the end of a back to back and have owned the Senators this season. Throwing in last nights victory, the Oilers have beaten the Senators in all eight meetings this season and six of those victories were decided by two or more goals. The Oilers have outscored the Senators 17-5 in the last three meetings. Nothing more needs to be said, folks. Give me the Oilers and the PL for max 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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