Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction 3/24/2024

The Edmonton Oilers (42-22-4) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (29-36-4) on Sunday, March 24th. This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and televised on ESPN+. The Senators are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Oilers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Maple Leafs. Puck drop is set for 6:00 ET.

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The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the 5th place team in the Western Conference, the Oilers have an overall record of 42-22-4. On the road, they are 19-14-1, and in the Pacific Division, they are in 2nd place with a record of 13-7. Over their last ten games, Edmonton has gone 6-4.

When playing against other Western Conference teams, the Oilers have gone 23-14 this season. As the favorite, they have a record of 38-17-4, and they have been favored in 59 of their 68 games.

On the road, the Oilers have gone 14-20 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin away from home is +.1 goals per game. So far, Edmonton has been favored in 59 games and has a puck line record of 28-31 in those contests.

Overall, the Oilers have 29 wins by more than one goal, and their average scoring differential this season is +.7 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the team’s puck line record is 3-7.

The Oilers aim to bounce back following their 6-3 loss on the road to the Maple Leafs. The first two periods saw the Oilers struggling to find the net on offense, but they turned things around by scoring three goals in the third period. Out of Edmonton’s three goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 39 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.

In this game, Edmonton was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.

The Ottawa Senators Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Senators find themselves in 14th place in the Eastern Conference with an overall record of 29-36-4. In the Atlantic Division, Ottawa is in 7th place. Over their last ten games, the Senators have a record of 4-6, and they have dropped two straight games at home.

At home this season, Ottawa has a record of 18-16-2, and they have been the underdog in 38 of their 69 games. Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Senators have a record of 22-19, and they have been the underdog in 31 of their games.

When it comes to the puck line, Ottawa has gone 30-39 on the year, including 16-20 at home. So far, the Senators have had 19 wins by multiple goals and have dropped 28 games by more than one goal.

Overall, Ottawa’s average scoring margin sits at -0.4 goals per game, and they have been the underdog in 38 of their games. As the underdog, the Senators have gone 21-17 against the puck line.

Facing the Devils in their last game, the Senators won by a score of 5-2. Against the Devils, the Senators’ offense netted goals in all three periods. The Ottawa offense recorded 25 shots on goal and successfully netted one time while short-handed during the game.

Going into the game, Ottawa was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

Edmonton Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Oilers come into the game at 3.6 goals per contest placing 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 5th position in the league. The Oilers went 28-14 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 14-7.

The Oilers’ over/under record this season is 29-36-3. For the season, they have had 36 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.5 goals per game.

Senators Offense Breakdown

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The Senators come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 17th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 11th in the league. So far this year, the Senators are 18-23 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 9-13 in games with fewer shots on goal.

This season, the Senators have an over/under record of 37-29-3. Throughout the season, they have played 40 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.8 per game.

Edmonton Team Defense

Defensively, the Oilers come into the season ranked 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.4 shots per game against Edmonton. For the season, they are ranked 23rd in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Ottawa Team Defense

The Senators defense is currently 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Ottawa. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 28th with 1 shutouts.

Oilers vs Senators Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Edmonton has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Through their last five home games, Ottawa has an puck line record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Senators have an puck line record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Oilers have a straight up record of 6-4 and an puck line mark of 4-6.

Oilers vs Senators Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Senators to take down the Oilers at home. With the moneyline currently at +162, I’m placing my bet on the Senators straight-up.

Our projections have the Senators pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Senators, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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