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NHL: Ottawa Senators vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction 1/6/2024

The Ottawa Senators (14-20-0) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (19-15-1) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The Oilers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Senators are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kraken. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Ottawa Senators vs Edmonton Oilers

The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This season, the Senators have put together an overall record of 14-20-0. When playing on the road, Ottawa has gone 4-10-0, while their home record stands at 10-10-0. Their current record places them 8th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 16th in the Eastern conference. This season, Ottawa’s average scoring margin is -0.2, which has their puck line record at 15-19. Their average home scoring margin is .0, and in road games, it stands at -0.6.

In their most recent game, the Senators fell to the Kraken on the road by a score of 4-1. In the first and second periods, the Senators couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score one goal in the third period. Against Seattle, Ottawa’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 33 shots on goal overall.

Ottawa entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.

The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win

Currently, the Oilers hold an overall record of 19-15-1 for the season. On the road, Edmonton has a 9-9-0 record, while they are 10-6-1 at their home venue. This record has them sitting 5th in the Western Pacific division and 10th in the Western conference. Edmonton’s average scoring difference this season sits at +.5, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 16-19. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +.8, and on the road, it is +.2.

The Oilers played host to the Flyers in their previous game and emerged with a 5-2 win. Against the Flyers, the Oilers’ offense netted goals in all three periods. Of Edmonton’s five goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 36 shots on goal and had 15 giveaways.

Edmonton also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

Ottawa Offense Breakdown

The Senators come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 22nd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 26th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Senators offense is 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 24th in the NHL.

The Senators have posted an over/under record of 18-13-3 so far this season. During last season, they participated in 41 games that did not exceed the over/under line set at 7. On average, their games had 6.5 goals per game.

Edmonton Offense BreakdownEdmonton Oilers

When looking at their offense, the Oilers have an average of 3.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. The Edmonton offense is ranked 11th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 15th in the NHL.

This season, the Oilers’ have an over/under record of 18-14-3. Throughout the season, they have played 14 games that did not exceed the 7 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.9 goals per game.

Ottawa Team Defense

Ottawa defense takes on the Oilers ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.9 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 22nd in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Edmonton Team Defense

Edmonton defense takes on the Senators ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.4 shots per game against Edmonton. They also are 14th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Senators vs Oilers Trendsottawa senators

  • Through their last ten road games, Ottawa has an puck line record of just 3-7. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Edmonton has played well in their previous five home games, going 5-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 5-0.
  • Edmonton has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 puck line in their last three games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Ottawa has an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 5-5 straight up.

Senators vs Oilers Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Senators to pick up on a win over the Oilers and the road. With the moneyline sitting at +170, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Senators straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Senators winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Senators straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 7 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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