Edmonton Oilers at Montreal Canadiens - 2/11/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers at Montreal Canadiens - 2/11/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens (8-3-2) vs Edmonton Oilers (8-7)

Game Info: Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)

Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens -150 / Edmonton Oilers +130 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens meet in NHL action from the Bell Centre on Thursday night.

The Edmonton Oilers will look to build on their 3-2 win over Ottawa last time out. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 27 points including 9 goals and 18 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 25 points coming on 8 goals and 17 assists. Darnell Nurse, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Tyson Barrie each have 11 points with Nurse and Nugent-Hopkins each posting 5 goals and 6 assists while Barrie has 9 assists for the Oilers. Kailer Yamamoto also has 8 points with 4 goals and 4 helpers. Mikko Koskinen’s started the majority of Edmonton’s games this season, going 6-7 with a 3.43 GAA this season.

The Montreal Canadiens will try to bounce back from a 4-2 loss to Toronto last time out. Jeff Petry leads the Habs with 14 points coming on 6 goals and 8 assists while Tyler Toffoli has 13 points with 9 goals and 4 assists. Nick Suzuki has 12 points with 3 goals and 9 helpers. Jonathan Drouin and Josh Anderson each have 11 points with Drouin logging 10 assists while Anderson has 9 goals and a pair of assists. Tomas Tatar also has 8 points with 4 goals and 4 assists for Montreal this season.

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Edmonton is 3-8 in their last 11 games following a win and 5-1 in their last 6 games overall while the over is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Montreal is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall and 6-2 in their last 8 games as a favorite while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on no rest. The over is 11-4-1 in the last 16 meetings between these two teams in Montreal.

I get the case that could be made for either side as Montreal’s on a back-to-back and Edmonton’s just been spinning their wheels so far this season. However, instead of picking a side, I’m going to side with the over. Both teams have a ton of scoring potential in their ranks and both teams are due to give up a few goals, mainly because the Oilers are the Oilers and Montreal’s on a back to back after dealing with a high-powered Toronto offense on Wednesday. Give me the over here.

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