Oilers vs Canadiens Prediction - NHL Picks 1/13/24

Montreal Canadiens (17-18-6) vs Edmonton Oilers (22-15-1)

Game Info: Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)

Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens +195 / Edmonton Oilers -250 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Edmonton Oilers are riding a 9-game winning streak. The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing 6 of their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens prediction.

Edmonton Oilers Betting Preview

The Edmonton Oilers recently beat the Flyers, Senators, Blackhawks and Red Wings. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.53 goals per game and are scoring on 25.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Hyman leads Edmonton with 26 goals, Connor McDavid has 40 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.05 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Calvin Packard has allowed 18 goals on 184 shots faced, and Stuart Skinner has given up 72 goals on 725 shots.

Montreal Canadiens Betting Preview

The Montreal Canadiens beat the Rangers recently, but they’re coming off losses to the Flyers and Sharks. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.71 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Nick Suzuki leads Montreal with 12 goals, Mike Matheson has 23 assists and Cole Caufield has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.39 goals per game and are killing 73 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Allen has given up 47 goals on 469 shots faced, and Sam Montembeault has allowed 56 goals on 599 shots.

Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens prediction

The Montreal Canadiens should be up for this game at home against a rival, but they're in rough shape with losses in 6 of their last 8 games, and that includes a loss to the Sharks. The Edmonton Oilers remain one of the hottest teams in the league, and not a team I'm eager to step in front of right now. The Oilers haven't lost a game since December 19, and they've done a lot of their work during this streak on the road. The Oilers have also won 5 of the last 8 meetings against the Habs. Give me the Oilers and the PL for max betting value.

Randy’s Pick Edmonton Oilers -1.5

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