Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid, and the Edmonton Oilers will face off against Roman Josi, Filip Forsberg, and the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in a Western Conference showdown. The game will get going at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, March 2, and you’ll be able to view it live on Sportsnet.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators Odds
The Predators (-145) are tabbed as the favorites over the Oilers (+125), and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under) at BetMGM sportsbook.
Edmonton is 34-31 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 4.5 units this season. 31 of its outings have gone over the total, while 30 have gone under and just four have pushed. As the road team this season, the Oilers are 18-16 SU.
Edmonton enters the match up with the first-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as it’s scored on 29.3 percent of its extra-man opportunities this season. Its penalty kill is ranked second overall, and the team’s successfully killed off a whopping 84.2 percent of its penalties..
Averaging 27.5 saves per game with a .911 save percentage, Mikko Koskinen (17-17-2) has been the best option in goal for Edmonton this season. If it decides to rest him, however, the team may go with Mike Smith (18-18-6 record, .905 save percentage, 2.87 goals against average).
Nashville is 32-32 straight up (SU) and has lost 12.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. 35 of its outings have gone over the total, while 28 have gone under and just one has pushed. It’s 16-17 SU at home this season.
The Predators have converted on just 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that places them in the bottom 10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 29th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 74.9 percent of all opponent power plays.
Juuse Saros (25.9 saves per game) has been the top option in goal for the Predators. Saros has 14 wins, 21 losses, and four OT losses to his credit and has maintained a subpar .907 save percentage and 2.89 goals against average this season.
Edmonton Oilers at Nashville Predators Betting Predictions
Prediction: SU Winner – Predators, O/U – Under
The Predators are 3-3 in games decided by shootout. The Oilers are 2-2 in shootouts.
The total has gone under in three of Nashville’s last five games.
Edmonton has managed 29.0 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Nashville is averaging 33.6 shots per game over its last five home outings.
Edmonton skaters registered 26.7 hits per game last season, while the Predators accounted for 18.7 hits per matchup.