Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/19/21

Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/19/21 Photo by Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens (19-14-9) at Edmonton Oilers (26-15-2)

NHL Hockey: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

The Line: Edmonton Oilers -116 / Montreal Canadiens +105 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Montreal Canadiens meet the Edmonton Oilers in NHL action from Rogers Place on Monday night.

The Montreal Canadiens will be out to rebound from a 4-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators in their last matchup. Tyler Toffoli leads the Habs in scoring with 32 points including a team-high 21 goals while Jeff Petry has 30 points with 11 goals and 19 assists. Jonathan Drouin leads Montreal with 21 assists on the year while Tomas Tatar has 10 goals and 17 assists. Nick Suzuki also has 19 apples while Josh Anderson has 15 goals as well this season for the Canadiens. As a team, Montreal is averaging 3 goals on 32.5 shots per game with a 19.855 success rate on the PP while allowing 2.7 goals on 28.3 shots with a 77.3% success rate on the PK this season.

The Edmonton Oilers will be out to build on a 3-0 triumph over Winnipeg last time out. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 71 points including team-highs of 23 goals and 48 assists while Leon Draisaitl isn’t far behind with 63 points with 22 goals and 41 helpers this season. Tyson Barrie’s got 37 points with 31 assists while Darnell Nurse and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each have double-digit goals and assists this season as well. As a team, Edmonton is averaging 3.2 goals on 29.7 shots with a 26.7% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.9 goals on 31.1 shots against with a 79% success rate killing off penalties this season.

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Montreal is 2-5 in their last 7 games overall and 3-9 in their last 12 road games while the under is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games overall. Edmonton is 7-0 in their last 7 home games and 23-11 in their last 34 games overall while the under is 6-0-1 in their last 7 games following a win. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

The total is set at 6 for good reason as these two teams have a ton of firepower on offense. However, I just feel like the story of the game on Monday will be the defenses, as there’s some pretty decent goaltending and these two are a combined 3-15-2 to the under in their last 10 games combined. I think goals are at a premium in this one, so give me the under in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick Under 6

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

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