The Nashville Predators (26-21-1) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (28-15-1) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 4:00 ET.
Predators vs Oilers
The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win
With a record of 26-21-1, the Predators are currently in 8th place in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, Nashville is in 4th place. On the road, the Predators have gone 13-9-1 this season. Over their last ten games, Nashville has gone 5-5.
As the underdog, the Predators have gone 16-13-1 this season. Over their last five games, Nashville has gone 2-3. In games against other teams in the Western Conference, the Predators have gone 14-15 this season.
On the season, Nashville has gone 26-22 against the puck line, and they have been the underdog in 30 of their 48 games. So far, the Predators have 13 wins by multiple goals and 13 wins by just one goal.
As the underdog, Nashville has a puck line record of 20-10, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.1 goals per game. In their last 10 road games, the Predators have gone 8-2 vs. the puck line.
Facing the Wild in their last game, the Predators won by a score of 3-2. The first two periods saw the Predators struggling to find the net on offense, but they turned things around by scoring three goals in the third period. In the game, Nashville managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 29 shots on goal and committed 3 turnovers.
Entering the game as the underdog, Nashville came away with a victory against the puck line. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Oilers have been dominant, going 15-6-1 and winning six straight games. In the Pacific Division, they are in third place with a record of 10-4 and have won 12 straight games as the favorite. Overall, Edmonton has won their last 15 games and have a record of 28-15-1.
Against Western Conference opponents, the Oilers have gone 16-8 this season and have won ten straight games. Over their last ten games, they have gone a perfect 10-0. In their last three games, Edmonton has gone 3-0 and in their last five games, they have gone 5-0.
At home this season, the Oilers have a puck line record of 12-10, and their average scoring margin is +1.1 goals per game. So far, Edmonton has been favored in 36 games, and their puck line record when favored is 19-17.
Across their last ten home games, the Oilers have a puck line record of 8-2, and their average scoring margin is +1.2 goals per game when they are favored. Edmonton’s puck line win streak at home is at six games, and their puck line record vs. the Western Conference is 22-22.
In their recent matchup, the Oilers hosted the Blackhawks and came away with a 3-0 victory. In the opening period, the Oilers couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with one time in the second period and two goals in the third. Of Edmonton’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 34 shots on goal and 12 giveaways.
Edmonton came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
The Predators come into the game scoring an average of 3 goals per game, putting them 17th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 13th in the league. So far this year, the Predators are 13-11 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 12-10 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The Predators come in with an over/under record of 20-23-5. Over the course of the season, they have had 29 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.
Oilers Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. Edmonton’s offense is currently ranked 9th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 15th in the league.
The Oilers come in with an over/under record of 18-23-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 23 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.3 per game.
Nashville Team Defense
Nashville defense takes on the Oilers ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 16th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Edmonton Team Defense
The Oilers defense is currently 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 9th with 3 shutouts.
Predators vs Oilers Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Nashville has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
- Across their last five home contests, Edmonton has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 5-0. Their overall mark in these games was 5-0, while averaging 3 goals per game.
- The last ten games that Edmonton was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 4-6 straight up.
- As the betting favorite, the Predators have an puck line mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. Nashville posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Predators to take down the Oilers on the road. With the moneyline currently at +173, I’m placing my bet on the Predators straight-up.
Our projections have the Predators pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Predators, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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