Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers - 2/2/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers - 2/2/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (5-6) vs Ottawa Senators (1-7-1)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -220 / Ottawa Senators +190 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ottawa Senators and the Edmonton Oilers meet in NHL action from Rogers Place on Tuesday night.

The Ottawa Senators will look to bounce back from an 8-5 loss to the Oilers last time out to push their losing streak to eight games. Brady Tkachuk has 7 points to lead the Sens with 7 points with 3 goals and 4 assists while Josh Norris has 6 points with 2 goals and 4 assists. Nikita Zaitsev, Nic Paul and Drake Batherson each have 5 points with Paul logging 2 goals and 3 assists while Batherson has 4 assists and Zaitsev has a team-high 5 assists. Thomas Chabot, Mike Reilly, Austin Watson and Chris Tierney each have 4 points with Watson and Tierney each logging 3 goals while Chabot has 2 goals and 2 assists and Watson’s 4 points have all come on assists. Matt Murray and Marcus Hogberg have a single win combined with each having a GAA above 4.70 this season.

The Edmonton Oilers will try to build on back-to-back wins after their win over Ottawa last time out. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 22 points including 8 goals and 14 assists while Leon Draisaitl is right behind with 21 points coming on 6 goals and 15 assists. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have 10 points with 5 goals and 5 assists and Darnell Nurse has 2 goals and 6 assists. Tyson Barrie and Kailer Yamamoto each have 7 points with Barrie logging 6 assists and Yamamoto putting up 4 goals and 3 assists. Mikko Koskinen’s seen the bulk of the workload this season with a 4-6 record and a 3.45 GAA.

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Ottawa is 10-42 in their last 52 road games and 15-42 in their last 57 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. Edmonton is 1-7 in their last 8 games following a win and 4-9 in their last 13 games as a favorite while the over is 5-0-1 in their last 6 games overall. The over is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in Edmonton.

It may seem like the obvious play here, but I’m going to back the over once again. The two sides went over the number in the first period in the last meeting and these are still two teams with major issues in goal as both apparently can’t stop a beach ball right now. Ottawa’s giving up almost five goals per game and Mikko Koskinen’s just not seeing the puck well for Edmonton. I think the offenses show up once again and as such I’m leaning towards the over in this one.

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