Edmonton Oilers at Ottawa Senators
|Date & Time||Thursday February 28, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)|
Canadian Tire Center
Over: 6 (-122) / Under: 6 (+100)
SN West, TSN5, RDS
The Edmonton Oilers and the Ottawa Senators meet in NHL action from the Canadian Tire Center on Thursday night.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 6-2 loss to Toronto in their last outing. Leon Draisaitl opened the scoring for the Oilers before the Leafs tied the game with less than two minutes to go in the first. Toronto then proceeded to score four goals in seven minutes to take a 5-1 lead after the 2nd period and added a 6th goal in the opening minute of the 3rd period before Ryan Nugent-Hopkins added a consolation goal but it was too little too late as the Oilers were sent home empty-handed. Mikko Koskinen took the loss, falling to 16-15-4 after allowing 4 goals on 16 shots before being pulled in the losing effort.
The Ottawa Senators will look to snap a 5-game losing streak after a 7-2 loss to Washington in their last outing. Ottawa jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Oscar Lindberg and Anthony Duclair, but that’s all the scoring that the Sens would do as Washington tied the game with a pair of goals in a span of :53 late in the 1st. The Capitals scored four goals in a span of 7:55 to push out to a 6-2 lead and added a 7th :17 into the 3rd to seal Ottawa’s fate. Anders Nilsson took the loss, falling to 10-16-1 after allowing 6 goals on 24 shots faced in the losing effort.
Edmonton is 8-21 in their last 29 games overall and 29-75 in their last 104 games playing on no rest while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games against the Atlantic division. Ottawa is 24-51 in their last 75 games overall and 3-10 in their last 13 home games while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games against the Pacific division. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in Ottawa.
Ottawa getting plus money at home is tempting, but the problem is it’s hard to back the worst team in the league in any situation, but especially during a 5-game losing streak. Edmonton has been brutal on the 2nd half of a back-to-back and are having a hard time keeping the puck out of the net, which is why I’m going to side with the over. Both teams have shown some capabilities on offense and aren’t very good on defense, so you can expect goals galore here.