Montreal Canadiens vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 02, 2022

The Montreal Canadiens complete their swing through Alberta with their lone visit of the season on Saturday to Edmonton.

Montreal
20-27-4
AT
December 03, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
28-18-3-1
Puckline +1.5 -120
Moneyline +204
Over / Under o +6.5

28%

Betting Action

72%

Puckline -1.5 -101
Moneyline -246
Over / Under u +6.5

28%

Betting Action

72%

The Oilers are -205 favourites on the NHL odds.

Canadiens vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

Saturday is the first of two regular-season meetings between the teams with Edmonton visiting Montreal on Feb. 12.

They split last season, with each winning easily on the road. It was 5-2 in favour of the Habs in Edmonton even though it was tied 2-2 midway through the second period. Nick Suzuki (2G, 1A) led the Canadiens with three points in the series. Mike Hoffman had a goal and assist but was minus-3. Sam Montembeault played in both and had a 4.80 goals-against average and .826 save per centage.

Zach Hyman (2G, 2A) led Edmonton with four points and Leon Draisaitl (2G, 1A) had three. Connor McDavid was scoreless and had only four shots combined. Stuart Skinner won his lone outing, allowing two goals on 23 shots.

The road team is 5-0 in the past five meetings. The total has gone over in each.

Montreal Canadiens

Montreal was a huge underdog Thursday in Calgary but won 2-1. Cole Caufield broke a 1-1 tie with his 13th goal of the season at 6:29 of the third in his 100th career game. No. 1 overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky had the other goal, his fourth, just 13 seconds into the game. It was the fastest game-opening goal for the Canadiens since December 2010. Sean Monahan had two assists against his former team. Jake Allen made 45 saves to improve to 7-8-0 with a 3.40 GAA and .898 save per centage. Forward Brendan Gallagher (3G, 5A) missed it with a lower-body injury and is in question here. So is blueliner Kaiden Guhle (1G, 8A), who left late in the game with an undisclosed injury. Montreal is 11-23 in its past 34 after a win.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton had a three-game winning streak snapped in a 5-3 loss on Thursday at Minnesota in the second of a back-to-back. The Oilers led 1-0 and 2-1. Leon Draisaitl (16th of season), Connor McDavid (19th) and Klim Kostin (first) had the Edmonton goals. McDavid scored a goal for the third straight game. Kostin had missed Wednesday’s game with visa issues. “Back-to-backs are tough,” Cody Ceci said. “We’re in it most of the way and I don’t know if it’s fatigue or what. A sloppy line change in the third period, it cost us that fourth one. That kind of caused a little too much separation for us to come back.” Jack Campbell stopped 25 shots, but it likely will be Stuart Skinner here. He’s 6-5-0 with a 2.91 GAA and .914 SV. The Oilers are 4-1 in their past five Saturday games.

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