Ottawa Senators (3.80) vs Edmonton Oilers (1.72)
If history is anything to go by, the Oilers should be fearful of this tie. The Senators have controlled the head-to-head series, with the Senators winning 10 of their last 11 games in Edmonton.
However, the Sens are coming into this one straight from a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks last night. Ottawa are on for their sixth loss in a row, conceding 15 goals in just three games, while only scoring 5 during that time.
The Oilers have been inconsistent this season, especially of late, and this will be something D.J. Smith and his team will be aware of in this tie. They are 17-9-3 outright for the season.
The Senators are 11-16-1 overall. They are 27th in the NHL for goals per game, putting away an average of just 2.5 per game.
Take the Edmonton Oilers to beat the Ottawa Senators.
To beat Ottawa Senators
Parlay Pick: Edmonton Oilers to win & under 6.0 total (3.81)
The Senators come into this one 23rd in the NHL power rankings and on the worst form of any team in the league. They’ll need to dig deep in order to get anything from this one.
The Sens are averaging just 2.18 goals per game over their last 11 games, which is very poor. But there is some light in amongst the dark, their leading scorer Jean-Gabriel Pageau (14 goals) scored against the Canucks - they’ll hope for more in this one.
It’s quite a different story in the Edmonton camp, they are averaging 3.58 goals per game at home for the season, which is more than the Sens have managed in each of their last 5 games.
Due to the recent history between these clubs, we feel this tie will be the best of the Wednesday night games. So we wanted to make it our NHL free pick of the day.
Expect the Oilers to win & under 6.0 total.
To win & under 6.0 total
Parlay Play: Edmonton Oilers to win & take the first half (3.22)
The Oilers are still on top of the Pacific Division by one point, just above the Arizona Coyotes. But it’s Edmonton need a winning-run and a bit more consistency to their results.
Edmonton are 7-7 in their last 14 games, which is pretty dismal and very surprising considering their league position and the numbers their forwards are managing to put up.
Thankfully for the homeside, they are up against a Sens side that are really struggling to find the net. They are 21st in the league in terms of goals allowed at 3.14 goals per game.
The NHL betting odds favour a homeside win, and we do too. It will take something special, and a flip in form, for the Sens to walk away with a victory in Edmonton.
Expect the Oilers to win and lead at the end of the first half.
To win & take the first half