Edmonton Oilers at Ottawa Senators - 4/7/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers at Ottawa Senators - 4/7/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (13-22-4) vs Edmonton Oilers (23-14-2)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +162 / Edmonton Oilers -180 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers and the Ottawa Senators meet in NHL action from the Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday night.

The Edmonton Oilers will look to rebound from a 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in their last matchup. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 64 points including team-highs of 22 goals and 42 assists. Leon Draisaitl is 2nd in scoring with 57 points including 19 goals and 38 assists and Tyson Barrie has 27 assists while Darnell Nurse and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each have double-digit goal and assist numbers this season. As a team, Edmonton is averaging 3.3 goals on 30.2 shots with a 26.4% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.9 goals on 30.9 shots with a 78% success rate on the PK this season.

The Ottawa Senators will be out to bounce back from a 4-3 loss to Winnipeg last time out. Thomas Chabot, Brady Tkachuk and Drake Batherson each have a team-high 23 points with Tkachuk and Batherson each contributing a team-high 12 goals with 11 assists and Chabot logging a team-high 19 assists as well on the year. Connor Brown also has 20 points with 10 goals and 10 assists while Josh Norris and Tim Stutzle each have 20 points with double-digit assists this season. As a team, Ottawa is averaging 2.6 goals on 31.3 shots with a 14.9% conversion rate on the power play while allowing 3.7 goals on 32.5 shots against with a 77.1% success rate on the PK this season.

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Edmonton is 5-1 in their last 6 games as a road favorite and 5-2 in their last 7 games overall while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games as a favorite. Ottawa is 22-50 in their last 72 games overall and 21-49 in their last 70 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 home games. Edmonton is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

I get the case that you could make for either side here, as Edmonton’s had the majority of the success this year, but Ottawa tends to play their best at home. Instead, I’m going to side with the over here as the goaltending has a tendency to be a bit questionable on both sides, and I think there’s more than enough on the offensive end to get us over the number here.

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