Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens 01/09/2020 Predictions, Picks and Odds
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Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens 01/09/2020 –
In the midst of a four-game point streak, the Edmonton Oilers will look to keep their strides when they visit the Canadiens on Thursday night inside the Bell Center in Montreal.
Edmonton is riding a two-game win streak – their first since the last week of November last year. During the said four-game stretch where they notched three victories – including wins against Atlantic Division powerhouse teams Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs – the Oilers were able to seize 19 total goals.
Despite this, Edmonton will still have to turn up the tides to beat the NHL odds as Montreal, also an Atlantic Division squad is pegged as favorite entering the showdown.
Perhaps the Canadiens are now due to finally nab a win. After looking well on their way to a surging run before the Christmas break, the team suddenly took a dive and lost its last seven outings. That said, the sports books are putting a forecast that the Canadiens are bound to capture the elusive W on Thursday.
Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens 01/09/2020
When: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Bell Center, Montreal, Quebec
Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens 01/09/2020 Betting Odds:
There is no stopping Connor McDavid this season. The 22-year-old Canadian spitfire recorded an NHL-best 69th point of the season via a staggering goal in the Edmonton Oilers win over the Toronto Maple Leafs last Monday.
McDavid has conspired with Leon Draisaitl in delivering an offensive field day across the league. Draisaitl just trails McDavid by two points and actually leads the team in total goals with 25.
As the season progresses, expect both players to continue being a match-up problem as they maneuver the Oilers all the way to the top. Edmonton currently holds the third spot in the Pacific Division with a 23-17-5 tally – a record not too far behind Arizona and Vegas.
Players to watch: Connor McDavid (GP 45, G 24, A 45, PTS 69), Leon Draisaitl (GP 45, G 25, A 42, PTS 67), James Neal (GP 42, G 12, A 15, PTS 27).
Head coach Claude Julien rued the team’s poor decision making as the culprit in their inability to close out games. The Canadiens’ loss in Detroit on Tuesday marked the team’s seventh one-goal loss in nine games, and Julien could not be any more frustrated.
Players like Tomas Tatar and Max Domi will be expected to step up while goalie Carey Price will be tasked with more pressure on his back as Montreal shoots to snap its seven-game losing nightmare.
Players to watch: Tomas Tatar (GP 44, G 16, A 21, PTS 37), Max Domi (GP 44, G 12, A 21, PTS 33), Shea Webber (GP 44, G 12, A 20, PTS 32).
Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Predictions
Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
Canadiens are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Pacific.
Oilers vs Canadiens Betting Picks
The visiting Oilers will be out to reign supreme over the Canadiens. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are expected to boss around which will be too much for Montreal to handle. The Canadiens will suffer their eighth-straight defeat as the Oilers will come out cruising control in this match.
Score Prediction: Montreal Canadiens 3, Edmonton Oilers 4.