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Oilers’ regression has made it tough to back them vs Predators

The Nashville Predators will host the Edmonton Oilers tonight and look to get back on the right track after going 2-4 SU in their last six games at home. The Preds took down the Kings on Saturday and should be plenty rested to welcome the awful Oilers, who are 1-6 SU in their last seven games. The Oilers opened as heavy dogs to escape Smashville with the W.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in nine of the Oilers’ last 12 games as an underdog.
  • The Predators are 29-11 SU in their last 40 games at home.
  • Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 47 points this season.

This may be as close to rock bottom as it gets for the Edmonton Oilers. After many years of being a basement dweller and picking first in the NHL draft, the Oilers were supposed to be in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race and Connor McDavid was supposed to take another leap in the hierarchy of NHL greats. Instead, it’s been painful to watch the Oilers, who have only managed four goals in their last five games, fall back into their losing ways. Oilers = Fade Material.

The Preds’ recent struggles have dropped them to fourth in the Western Conference. But at Bridgestone Arena, Smashville can still be dangerous as they’re 12-6 SU and rank fifth in scoring at home, averaging 3.72 goals per game. Bettors definitely should also take into consideration that the Oilers have dropped 10 straight to the Predators and were outscored in those games 31-12.

The total opened at 5.5 in this matchup and the total has gone UNDER in three of the last four games in this matchup. And with the way the Oilers are scoring (or not scoring, to be more specific), placing a wager on the UNDER could lead to a decent payday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Edmonton Oilers before puck drop in this match found them as +141 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Predators to win this game 4.2-1.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Edmonton Oilers vs Nashville Predators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Predators sit at 24-11-6 on the season; in comparison, the Edmonton Oilers are currently 18-22-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Nashville is 21-20 OU, and Edmonton is 21-22 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nashville vs Edmonton injuries news.

The Oilers-Predators odds would favor the Predators if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Nashville is rated No. 7 in the current OddsShark poll, while Edmonton is at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Nashville's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 3.15 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.28 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 24.03% while the Oilers defense kills off 71.53% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Edmonton was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Blackhawks. They lost as +117 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Nashville, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +100 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Edmonton is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Edmonton is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games
  • Edmonton is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Nashville is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games
  • Nashville is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Nashville is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Edmonton at Arizona, Friday, January 12
Nashville home to Vegas, Tuesday, January 16

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