Oilers Expected to Dominate Senators in Non-Conference Match
- Mar 14, 2023, 2:53:09 PM
On Tuesday night, the Edmonton Oilers will host the Ottawa Senators in a non-conference matchup at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The Oilers currently sit in fourth place in the Pacific Division with a 36-23-8 record, while the Senators are fifth in the Atlantic Division with a 33-28-4 record. As we take a closer look at both teams, it's clear that the Oilers are the stronger team and the favorites to win this game.
The Oilers have a solid record of 36-23-8 overall and are 16-12-5 at home. They are currently in fourth place in the Pacific Division and are looking to continue their push towards the playoffs. They have two of the best players in the NHL in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Draisaitl has 42 goals and 56 assists this season, while McDavid has 35 goals and 69 assists. The Oilers are also eighth in the NHL in total penalties, averaging 4.1 per game.
The Senators have a record of 33-28-4 overall and are 14-17-2 on the road. They have struggled to score goals this season, with just 204 on the year. Their leading scorer is Brady Tkachuk with 26 goals and 40 assists. They have given up 207 goals this season, resulting in a negative scoring differential. While they have won six of their last ten games, they will face a tough challenge against the Oilers.
The Oilers are currently favored to win this game with a -200 moneyline. The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, with the over being favored at -115. The Oilers have covered the spread in four of their last five games against the Senators.
Public Betting Data:
The public is heavily backing the Oilers in this matchup, with 83% of the bets and 92% of the moneyline on Edmonton to win. 73% of the public is taking the over in this game.
Edmonton Oilers (-200) Ottawa Senators (+170) Over/Under: 6.5
The Oilers will be without Ryan Murray (back), Oscar Klefbom (shoulder), and Mike Smith (undisclosed) for this game. The Senators will be without Josh Norris (shoulder), Anton Forsberg (knees), and Cam Talbot (lower body).
The Edmonton Oilers are the better team in this matchup and are playing at home. They have two of the best players in the NHL and a strong penalty kill. The Senators have struggled to score goals this season and have a negative scoring differential. Our pick for this game is the Edmonton Oilers to win with a -200 moneyline.
Pick: Edmonton Oilers (-200)