Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 5 (3/5): NHL
- Lm Tipster
- Mar 5, 2022, 12:10:57 PM
Credit: photo by Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Canadiens money line||+215|
|Canadiens spread||+1.5 (-110)|
|Oilers money line||-260|
|Oilers spread||-1.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||6.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Montreal Canadiens||Edmonton Oilers|
|Road / home record||6-17-6||14-11|
|Goals per game||2.36||3.25|
|Goals allowed per game||3.82||3.18|
|Shots per game||29.6||33.30|
|Shots allowed per game||34.1||31.9|
|Over / under record||30-24-1||18-31-1|
The Edmonton Oilers return home after a 5 game road trip and will host the Montreal Canadiens. These teams have met once this season and the Oilers destroyed the Habs 7-2 in Montreal.
Believe it or not, the Canadiens have won 6 of their last 7 games, bu they're still 6-23 on the road. They have a 14-34-7 record overall ranking 8th in the Atlantic division.
Nicholas Suzuki leads the Canadiens with 37 points, scoring 12 goals and adding 25 assists. Josh Anderson leads the team in goals with 15 in the season.
In their last 10 games the Canadiens are 6-4 and are averaging 3.1 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with an .867 save percentage.
The Oilers are 14-11 at home and have a 30-21-4 record at home this season ranking 4th in the Pacific Division. They're coming from a loss against the Blackhawks where Evander Kane scored twice for Edmonton, which closed out a 2-2-1 road trip. Draisaitl had a goal and an assist, and Koskinen made 28 stops.
McDavid leads the Oilers with 79 points, scoring 29 goals and adding 50 assists. Leon Draisaitl lead the team in goals with 38.
The Oilers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.2 assists, 4.6 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
Montreal are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Montreal are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games on the road.
Edmonton are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games at home.
The Canadiens are playing without any pressure and that's why they've won games lately. They're 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games and 3-1 ATS last 4 on the road. The Oilers are clearly the better team but they're only 9-16 ATS at home thise season. Take the Candiens to cover the puck line.
PICK: Canadiens +1.5 (-110)
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