Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 26, 2022

Edmonton Oilers

It’s a one-game homestand for the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday as they welcome the Nashville Predators for the final time this season.

Nashville
45-30-5-2
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Edmonton
49-27-5-1
Puckline +1.5 -225
Moneyline +101
Over / Under o +6

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Puckline -1.5 +187
Moneyline -122
Over / Under u +6

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The Oilers opened as -120 favourites on the NHL odds.

Predators vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

Thursday is the second of three regular-season meetings with Edmonton going to Nashville on April 14. On Nov. 3 back when the Oilers were playing great hockey, they routed the visiting Preds 5-2. The teams combined for four third-period goals, three by Edmonton. Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins two helpers. Kailer Yamamoto, Devin Shore and Jesse Puljujarvi with an empty-net goal also scored for the Oilers. Mikko Koskinen stopped 31 of 33 shots.

Matt Duchene and Ryan Johansen replied for Nashville and Conor Ingram stopped 24 of 29 shots. He won’t be playing Thursday. The Preds were without one of their top forwards in Filip Forsberg, but he’s healthy now.

Bit of an interesting schedule for Edmonton as it’s just a one-game homestand before going back on the road for three starting Saturday in Montreal.

The favourite has won 14 of the past 19 in this series.

*Current odds can be found on the right hand side under Current Odds.

Nashville Predators

Nashville has followed four straight losses with three straight wins – all by multiple goals. The Preds rallied for a 4-2 victory in Seattle on Tuesday. Mattias Ekholm’s third goal of the season was the eventual winner at 16:31 of the second. Luke Kunin (10th of year), Filip Forsberg (21st) and Matt Duchene (20th) also scored. Juuse Saros was the No. 1 star with 33 saves to improve to 23-11-2 with a 2.37 GAA and .926 SV. There’s no reason it shouldn’t be Saros on Thursday as the Preds are then off until next Tuesday. Nashville remains without defenceman Dante Fabbro (11 points) on the injured list and winger Eeli Tolvanen (15 points) is questionable in protocols. The Preds are 9-4 in their past 13 road games.

Edmonton Oilers

Has Edmonton figured things out? The Oilers ended a seven-game skid Saturday with a 5-3 home win over Calgary but found themselves down 2-0 in the third period in Vancouver on Tuesday. However, goals from Ryan McLeod (fifth of season) and Leon Draisaitl (29th) tied it, and Connor McDavid (20th) won it at 4:36 of OT. It was McDavid’s first goal in six games. The Oilers outshot the Canucks 50-27, but Vancouver third-string goaltender Spencer Martin was spectacular. Mikko Koskinen had 25 saves for the Oilers, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 18. Ryan-Nugent Hopkins returned from a lower-body injury and had an assist in his first game since New Year’s Eve. Blueliner Tyson Barrie missed his second in a row with an upper-body injury. Edmonton is 2-7 in its past nine at home.

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