Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Mar 01, 2020

Leon Draisaitl, Oilers, 2020

Leon Draisaitl leads the Oilers with five points versus the Predators this season. He was just named the NHL’s First Star for February, totaling 10 goals and 13 assists.

Edmonton
37-25-7-2
AT
March 02, 2020, 8:00 PM ET
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville
35-26-5-3
Puckline +1.5 -200
Moneyline +120
Over / Under o +6

72%

Betting Action

28%

Puckline -1.5 +170
Moneyline -140
Over / Under u +6

72%

Betting Action

28%

Just two games on Monday’s NHL slate, and the lone Canadian team in action is Edmonton as the Oilers, in the front end of a back-to-back, visit Nashville to close the season series.

Oilers vs. Predators Betting Analysis

Both teams are badly in need of two points as the Oilers attempt to catch the Vegas Golden Knights for the Pacific Division title and the Predators try to snag a Wild-Card spot. They aren’t getting to third in the Central Division most likely so it’s Wild Card or bust.

Edmonton looks for its first season sweep of Nashville since the 2013-14 campaign. The Oilers won 4-2 at home on Jan. 14 and 3-2 at home on Feb. 11. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with five points (4G, 1A). He was just named the NHL’s First Star for February, totaling 10 goals and 13 assists. He leads in the NHL in scoring with 102 points and became the fastest player to reach 100 points for Edmonton since 1989-90 when Mark Messier notched his 100th point in his 62nd game. Mike Smith was in net for both Oilers wins, stopping a total of 57 shots.

Nick Bonino leads Nashville with two points (1G, 1A) in the season series. Pekka Rinne and Juuse Saros allowed three goals each in losses.

The favorite is 13-4 in the past 17 meetings. The under is 6-2-2 in the previous 10 in Music City.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton returned home from a three-game swing through California with a 3-2 victory Saturday over the Winnipeg Jets. Draisaitl had two goals and an assist. Both goals were on the power play. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ 19th of the year was the winner at 14:44 of the third. He added two assists. Connor McDavid also had two helpers. Smith stopped 38 of 40 shots and is 10-1-3 in his last 15 starts.

Blueliner Kris Russell returned from a concussion and played 14:59. Winger Kailer Yamamoto sat again with an ankle injury but could return Monday, according to Coach Dave Tippett. Edmonton is 7-15 in its past 22 following a win.

Nashville Predators

Nashville’s three-game winning streak ended in a 3-2 home loss to Colorado on Saturday. Viktor Arvidsson had his 15th goal of the season and Calle Jarnkrok his 13th. Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi each had two assists. Ellis has a goal and seven assists in his four-game points streak. Josi is a Norris Trophy candidate, ranking second to Washington’s John Carlson (who probably wins the award) with 60 points among blueliners. Josi also plus-21. Saros allowed two goals on 30 shots. It was his fourth straight start, leading one to believe it will be Rinne’s turn Monday. He’s 18-13-4 with a 3.00 GAA and .900 SV this season. Nashville is 5-2 in its past seven at home.

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