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Senators visit Edmonton Oilers in NHL clash

Ottawa Senators

Edmonton Oilers
27-23-11 March 04, 2014, 09:30 PM | Rexall Place 20-34-8

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Ottawa duelling Edmonton on Tuesday at Rexall Place.

The Senators will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 27-23-11 this season, while the Oilers are 20-34-8. Ottawa is 36-24-1 on the totals; Edmonton is 33-27-2.

View Ottawa Senators vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Oilers as 100 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Oilers rated this week at No. 30 and the Senators sitting at No. 24.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Canucks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +128 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Edmonton lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Flames on March 1. Bettors who backed the Flames at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Edmonton's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.48 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.26 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 16.43% while the Senators defense kills off 80.59% of their penalties.

Next up:
Ottawa at Calgary, Wednesday, March 5th
Edmonton home to New York, Thursday, March 6th