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Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens 12/3/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Montreal Canadiens (12-10-1) vs. Edmonton Oilers (13-11)
December 3, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -192 / Montreal Canadiens +155; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Montreal Canadiens and the Edmonton Oilers meet in NHL action from Rogers Place on Saturday.

The Montreal Canadiens will try to build on their 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames from their last outing. Nick Suzuki has a team-high 25 points with 12 goals and 15 assists while Cole Caufield also has 22 points with 13 goals of his own and Kirby Dach has 17 points with 13 assists of his own on the year. Jake Allen is 7-8 with a 3.40 GAA and an .898 save percentage while Sam Montembault is 5-2-1 with a 2.48 GAA and a .924 save percentage between the pipes for Montreal this season.

The Edmonton Oilers will hope to bounce back from a 5-3 loss to Minnesota last time out. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 43 points including a team-high 19 goals and 24 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 38 points with 22 assists. Zach Hyman has 24 points with 9 goals and 15 assists while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 25 points with 10 goals and 15 assists. Jack Campbell’s posted a record of 7-6 with a 4.12 GAA and an .872 save percentage while Stuart Skinner’s gone 6-5 with a 2.91 GAA and a .914 save percentage in goal for Edmonton this season.

Montreal is 35-75 in their last 110 games overall and 17-38 in their last 55 road games while the over is 9-2 in their last 11 games against the Pacific division. Edmonton is 24-11 in their last 35 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 home games.

I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m looking at the over. Truthfully I don’t trust either side in this game, especially from a defense/goaltending perspective and I think the goals will be flying in early and often here. I’ll side with the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 6.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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