Ottawa Senators vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Mar 08, 2021

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Connor McDavid has eight points in four games against the Sens this season, second only to teammate Leon Draisaitl, who has nine points.

Ottawa
23-28-4-1
AT
March 08, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
35-19-2
Puckline +1.5 -110
Moneyline +210
Over / Under o +6.5

14%

Betting Action

86%

Puckline -1.5 -110
Moneyline -253
Over / Under u +6.5

14%

Betting Action

86%

After getting their fill of one Alberta-based opponent, the Ottawa Senators begin a three-game series on Monday night with the province’s other NHL franchise. The Senators and Oilers lock horns in the first of three straight encounters at Rogers Place in Edmonton, with both teams coming off wins over Calgary: The Senators upended the Flames 4-3 in overtime on Sunday, one night after the Oilers rallied to beat Calgary 3-2.

Senators vs. Oilers Betting Analysis

Edmonton is an overwhelming favourite on the NHL odds for Monday’s contest – and given the recent history between the teams, it’s easy to see why. The Oilers have prevailed in all four meetings so far this season, with three of those contests decided by multiple goals (including both games played at Rogers Place. Ottawa has won just one of its last five road games overall, and has the most away losses (11) of any team in the NHL to date.  

Bettors are greeted by a total of 6.5 – and while you might expect to see plenty of action on the Over, these teams have actually combined for six or fewer goals in each of their last three games. The sides are also on opposite sides of the spectrum from a recent trends perspective, with Ottawa converting the Over in five of its last seven games and the Oilers owning a 4-1 O/U mark over their past five. Ottawa is 12-13-1 O/U for the year, while Edmonton is 13-13-2.

Ottawa Senators

Inconsistency and growing pains are the norm for a rebuilding team like the Senators – but there has been plenty of reason for optimism of late, with Ottawa having won five of its last eight games. And they certainly won’t miss facing the Flames after playing five of their last six games against Calgary (and going 3-2 against them). And things could get even better soon, with the Senators playing 12 of their next 15 games at home, when they’re finished in Edmonton.

Edmonton Oilers

You can’t keep a good scorer down – and while there was little doubt Connor McDavid would break out of his mini-slump, it was still a welcome relief when he broke out for a goal and two assists in the win over Calgary. And if you’re looking for a safe (if low) payout on a player bet, consider the McDavid point prop. He has eight points in four games against the Sens, second only to teammate Leon Draisaitl (who has nine points and is another great prop play).

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