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Oilers open as moneyline underdog vs Senators

Edmonton Oilers

Ottawa Senators
1-6-1 October 19, 2013, 02:00 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 3-2-2

The Ottawa Senators will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Edmonton Oilers invade Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.

The Senators currently sport a record of 3-2-2. The Oilers are 1-6-1. Betting totals have seen the Senators post a 4-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 5-3 against the number.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Senators in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -178 on most hockey betting menus early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Senators and the No. 18-ranked Oilers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Edmonton was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Islanders. Bettors on New York at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Ottawa was a 5-2 winner in its last match at home against the Devils. They won as -150 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ottawa's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.86 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 4.38 goals allowed. The Senators power play is averaging 15.79% while the Oilers defense kills off 68.97% of their penalties.

A few Oilers at Senators trends to consider:
Edmonton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Edmonton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games on the road
Edmonton is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Ottawa
Ottawa is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Ottawa's last 12 games at home

Next up:
Edmonton at Montreal, Tuesday, October 22nd
Ottawa at Detroit, Wednesday, October 23rd