Edmonton Oilers at Nashville Predators
|Date & Time||Monday February 25, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +200 / Nashville Predators -245 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators meet Monday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a win here after losing 11 of their last 14 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 36 goals, Connor McDavid has 53 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 163 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. Cam Talbot has given up 95 goals on 888 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 92 goals on 997 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Nashville Predators also need a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 12.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 26 goals, Ryan Johansen has 42 assists and Roman Josi has 217 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 104 goals on 1,213 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 60 goals on 683 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Oilers are 107-230 in their last 337 games as a road underdog, 7-20 in their last 27 games as an underdog and 8-20 in their last 28 overall. The Predators are 36-15 in their last 51 Monday games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Pacific. The over is 7-3 in Oilers last 10 games as an underdog. The under is 4-0 in Predators last 4 home games. The Oilers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Nashville and 16-35-1 in the last 52 meetings.
The Edmonton Oilers have put together back-to-back nice victories, but that doesn't erase the last several weeks of losses and the fact they're still top-five in money lost. The Nashville Predators have been a bit hit or miss recently, but they're still head and shoulders the better team here, and they have the edge across the board against the Oilers, which is why they've won nine of the last 10 meetings. The price isn't great and this is a spot where you may consider the PL, but in terms of who wins, the Preds on their home ice is the play.