Oilers vs Predators Prediction - NHL Picks 10/17/23

Nashville Predators (1-2) vs Edmonton Oilers (0-2)

Game Info: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Nashville Predators -101 / Edmonton Oilers -122 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators face off on Tuesday in an NHL showdown at Bridgestone Arena. 

What an Awful Start for the Oilers

There are high expectations for the Oilers this season, but they have really struggled so far this season. In the first game against the Vancouver Canucks, the Oilers gave up eight runs and in the last game against the Canucks they were defeated 4-3. In the last game at the end of the first quarter they were down 2-1 and although they were able to tie it up, they gave up one goal in the 3rd period and that led to the defeat. 

Oilers Betting Trends

  • The underdogs have won each of the Oilers' last four games.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in seven of the Oilers' last eight games at Bridgestone Arena.
  • The Oilers have won the first period in seven of their last eight games following a home loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Oilers' last 11 games.

Predators Offense Has Been Inconsistent

The Predators offense has been inconsistent heading into this game and if they want to find success this season, the offense is going to need to be better here. In the last game against the Boston Bruins, the Predators scored two goals but it wasn’t enough  as the defense gave up three goals. The only win for the Predators came against the Seattle Kraken and they were able to secure a 3-0 victory in that game. 

Predators Betting Trends

  • The Predators have won each of their last six night games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Predators have covered the puck line in each of their last six games following a road loss.
  • The Predators have lost the third period in four of their last five games as underdogs.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Predators' last six home games against the Oilers.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Oilers are going to have no issue in this game. The Oilers defense hasn’t been good, but now they get to face off against a Predators offense that has had some major issues this season. The Oilers defense is going to step up, and the Predators aren’t going to have any answer here. The Oilers are going to score at least five goals and that will be enough for them to get the job done. Back the Oilers on the money line

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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