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Montreal Canadiens vs. Edmonton Oilers - 2/3/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Edmonton Oilers at Montreal Canadiens
Date & Time Sunday February 3, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
Centre Bell
Montreal, Quebec
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +140 / Montreal Canadiens -164 -- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
RDS
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The Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens meet Sunday in NHL action at the Centre Bell.

The Edmonton Oilers could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 29 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 34 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 80 goals on 755 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 71 goals on 787 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.

The Montreal Canadiens look for a victory here after winning six of their last nine games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 13 percent of their power play opportunities. Brendan Gallagher leads Montreal with 19 goals, Max Domi has 28 assists and Tomas Tatar has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 95 goals on 1,124 shots faced and Antti Niemi has allowed 51 goals on 479 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last nine games.

The Oilers are 2-5 in their last 7 Sunday games, 29-73 in their last 102 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-12 in their last 17 overall. The Canadiens are 5-12 in their last 17 games playing on 0 days rest, 7-3 in their last 10 Sunday games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Oilers are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Montreal and 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 11-1 in Canadiens last 12 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Oilers last 6 road games.

The Edmonton Oilers have owned the Montreal Canadiens over the years, which includes wins in each of the last three meetings and outscoring them 16-5 during that span. The problem is the Oilers aren't playing good hockey at the moment and have been god awful when playing on the end of back to backs. The Montreal Canadiens are coming off a tough overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils, but they're playing well defensively and are finding ways to pick up quality points over the last couple of weeks. This should be a spot where the Canadiens can get a rare win over the Oilers. I'll lay the somewhat reasonable price with the home team.

Pick:
Montreal Canadiens -164

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