Edmonton Oilers vs. Montreal Canadiens Prediction, NHL Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated May 10, 2021

As the Habs look to officially clinch a playoff spot, they'll need to go through the only 100-point scorer in the NHL this year, Connor McDavid and his Edmonton Oilers.

Edmonton
35-19-2
AT
May 10, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Bell Centre
Montreal
24-21-8-3
Puckline +1.5 -255
Moneyline -115
Over / Under o +6

64%

Betting Action

36%

Puckline -1.5 +211
Moneyline -105
Over / Under u +6

64%

Betting Action

36%

The Montreal Canadiens are still a near shoo-in to reach the postseason, despite their recent losing ways. But, they’ve still yet to officially clinch a playoff spot, as they host the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night. A three-game losing skid has prevented the Canadiens from securing the fourth and final playoff berth in the North Division. They come into Monday as slight underdogs against an Oilers team that has already locked up second place, and a first-round matchup with Winnipeg.

Oilers vs. Canadiens Betting Analysis

Edmonton has a slim edge in oddsmakers’ eyes as these teams prepare for back-to-back tilts at Bell Centre. The Canadiens have been a major thorn in the Oilers’ side this season, going 4-2-1 through the first seven meetings – but that hasn’t made much of an impact with the public. Two-thirds of Sports Interaction customers are siding with the Oilers, who are the third-most successful road team from a betting perspective with plus-5.06 units on the season.

The totals bets are split nearly down the middle, with a tiny 51 per cent majority siding with the U6 at -120 (with the O6 priced at +100). The teams have nearly identical O/U records for the season, with the Oilers at 22-29-2 and the Canadiens at 22-29-3. The Oilers have converted the Under in 13 of their previous 18 games, while Montreal is 6-1 to the Under in their last seven overall. The teams have also cashed the Under in seven of their past eight meetings.

Edmonton Oilers

It might seem crazy to suggest betting on Connor McDavid to go without a point Monday night, especially as he has racked up nine goals and 22 assists over his current 11-game hot streak. Keep in mind, however, Montreal has given McDavid more problems than any other team in the division, limiting him to just two goals and six assists in seven head-to-head meetings. With the zero-point prop at a whopping +255, it might just be worth a shot.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens can only hope that a continuation of their season-long dominance over the Oilers will help give them the momentum they need going into the postseason. A drubbing from the Ottawa Senators and a two-game sweep at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs has erased the positivity of the three-game winning streak that preceded those losses. And if the Habs do get in, they’ll face a Toronto team that is 6-3-1 against them on the season.

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