Montreal Canadiens at Edmonton Oilers - 4/19/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Montreal Canadiens at Edmonton Oilers - 4/19/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (26-15-2) vs Montreal Canadiens (19-14-9)

Game Info: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -116 / Montreal Canadiens +105 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers meet Monday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 21 goals, Jonathan Douin has 21 assists and Jeff Petry has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 65 goals on 652 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 44 goals on 517 shots.

The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 26.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 23 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 41 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 61 goals on 630 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed 52 goals on 664 shots.

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The Canadiens are 3-9 in their last 12 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Oilers are 7-0 in their last 7 home games and 23-11 in their last 34 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Canadiens last 5 overall. The under is 9-1-1 in Oilers last 11 overall. The Canadiens are 6-13 in the last 19 meetings in Edmonton and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 17-6 in the last 23 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Edmonton Oilers are playing the better hockey right now and have been the better team over the course of the season. I've also spent a lot of this season bashing the Montreal Canadiens and not understanding all of the respect oddsmakers give them. However, the Habs have won four of the five meetings against the Oilers this season, which includes an overtime win earlier this month. The Oilers are the better side and should be favored, especially at home, but there's some value with the Canadiens and the plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Montreal Canadiens +105

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