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Edmonton Oilers vs. Ottawa Senators - 3/23/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers
Date & Time Saturday March 23, 2019, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Place
Edmonton, Alberta
The Line
The Line: Ottawa Senators +215 / Edmonton Oilers -265 -- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
RSNW, TSN5
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The Ottawa Senators and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Ottawa Senators could use a win after losing 13 of their last 16 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with 17 goals, Thomas Chabot has 36 assists and Chris Tierney has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 150 goals on 1,535 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 14 goals on 121 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 12 games.

The Edmonton Oilers look for a nice home victory after splitting their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 43 goals, Connor McDavid has 70 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 190 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Anthony Stolarz has given up 11 goals on 101 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 123 goals on 1,345 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 11 games.

The Senators are 15-37 in their last 52 games as an underdog, 17-57 in their last 74 games as a road underdog and 17-57 in their last 74 road games. The Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 5-11 in their last 16 games following a win. The Senators are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Edmonton and the road team is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Senators last 7 road games. The under is 5-1 in Oilers last 6 home games.

The Ottawa Senators continue to be one of the most unbackable team in hockey, as the losses are piling up at an unreal rate and there's only a few teams that have lost more money on the season. The Edmonton Oilers aren't playing the most consistent hockey in their own right, but they are at home where they've played their best and they need to win games if they're going to separate themselves among a crowded West for the last playoff spot. The price isn't great, but it beats the alternative. 

Pick:
Edmonton Oilers -265

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