The Nashville Predators, led by Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg, are ready to take the ice against Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place in a Western Conference showdown. The puck is going to drop at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, and it can be caught live on Sportsnet West.
Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds
Nashville heads into the matchup as the slight favorite with a moneyline of -115. The line for Edmonton sits at -105, and the oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals. The odds for betting the total sit at -120 for the under and +100 for the over.
Edmonton is 24-23 straight up (SU) and has netted 2.5 units for moneyline bettors this season. That early-season winning percentage is a welcome improvement over the 35-47 record from last year’s regular season campaign. Through 47 regular season contests, 23 of its games have gone over the total, while 22 have gone under and just two have pushed. The team’s 10-11 SU at home this year.
The Oilers enter the matchup with the second-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as they’ve scored on 29.3 percent of their extra-man advantages this year. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 82.7 percent of all penalties.
Sporting a .910 save percentage and 27.9 saves per game, Mikko Koskinen (14 wins, 13 losses, and two OT losses) has been the principal option in goal for the Oilers this year. If the Oilers choose to give him the night off, however, the team might go with Mike Smith (10-14-14 record, .900 save percentage, 3.01 goals against average).
Nashville has lost 11.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 21-23 straight up (SU). Through 44 regular season matches, 28 of its games have gone over the total, while 16 have gone under the total and none have pushed. As the visiting team , the Predators are 11-11 SU.
The Predators have converted on just 17.0 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 unit is ranked 29th overall and it’s successfully killed off 74.3 percent of all opponent power plays.
Pekka Rinne (23.8 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Nashville. Rinne owns a 15-12-3 record, while registering a .895 save percentage and 3.02 goals against average this year.
Nashville Predators at Edmonton Oilers Betting Picks
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Predators, O/U – Over
The Oilers are 2-1 in games decided by shootout. The Predators are 1-3 in shootouts.
The total has gone under in three of Edmonton’s last five outings.
Nashville has attempted 33.8 shots per contest overall this season (the second-most in the NHL), and 31.8 in its last five road games.
Six of Nashville’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 2-4 in those games.
Nashville skaters recorded 18.7 hits per game last season, while the Oilers logged 26.7 hits per contest.