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

Montreal Canadiens at Edmonton Oilers - 4/21/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (27-15-2) vs Montreal Canadiens (19-15-9)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -118 / Montreal Canadiens +107 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 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 2.8 goals per game and are killing 77.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 65 goals on 659 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 47 goals on 545 shots.

The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 27 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 24 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 41 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 61 goals on 630 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed 53 goals on 687 shots.

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The Canadiens are 3-10 in their last 13 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Oilers are 8-0 in their last 8 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 5-0-1 in Canadiens last 6 overall. The under is 10-1-1 in Oilers last 12 overall. The Canadiens are 6-14 in the last 20 meetings in Edmonton. The underdog is 17-7 in the last 24 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Montreal Canadiens are coming off a rough week where the defense has been on the struggle bus and they've played their worst hockey on the road this season. The Edmonton Oilers are starting to heat up and while they've lost four of their six meetings this season against the Habs, they did beat them 4-1 on Monday. The Oilers are playing comfortably the better hockey right now and the fact you can get them at a cheap price at home, feels like a steal. Give me the Oilers and the sweet price.

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Randy’s Pick Edmonton Oilers -118

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