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Oilers open as moneyline underdog vs Predators

Edmonton Oilers

Nashville Predators
7-16-2 November 28, 2013, 08:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena 13-10-2

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Edmonton duelling Nashville on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena.

The Predators currently sport a record of 13-10-2. The Oilers are 7-16-2. Betting totals have seen the Predators post a 9-12-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 13-11-1 against the number.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Nashville Predators Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 157 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Predators rated this week at No. 19 and the Oilers sitting at No. 24.

The Oilers were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Predators were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 24-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.56 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 21.52% rate while the Oilers have a 82.61% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Edmonton at Columbus, Friday, November 29th
Nashville home to Philadelphia, Saturday, November 30th