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Moneyline favors Predators in battle with Oilers

Edmonton OilersNashville Predators
March 8, 8:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena

Edmonton Oilers vs Nashville Predators Odds

8-10-5TEAM RECORD9-9-5

The Nashville Predators battle the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Friday in NHL betting action at Bridgestone Arena.

Nashville battles the Oilers, currently with a 8-10-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 7-15-1 for the Predators and 7-13-3 for the Oilers.

View Edmonton vs Nashville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Oilers were listed as +-168 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 26-ranked Predators and the No. 24-rated Oilers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nashville's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 13.7% while the Oilers defense kills off 85.6% of their penalties.

Edmonton lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Red Wings on March 7. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Nashville lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Kings on March 4. Bettors who backed the Kings at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Oilers at Predators trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Edmonton's last 8 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Edmonton's last 11 games when playing on the road against Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Nashville's last 8 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Nashville's last 11 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Nashville is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Nashville's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Edmonton at Chicago, Sunday, March 10
Nashville home to Minnesota, Saturday, March 9