Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators 01/31/2022 Analysis, Hockey Tips and Forecast
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators 01/31/2022 – The Edmonton Oilers are coming off their most impressive victory of the season. After trouncing the Montreal Canadiens, 7-2, on Saturday, the team is scheduled to visit the Ottawa Senators next as they look to extend their winning streak to five. The Oilers have served notice across the league that the top betting sites for NHL are forced to tag them as favorites on the road against the Senators. It is -110 against +230 in the match winner odds in favor of the visitors. The game will start at 07:30 Eastern Time to be broadcasted live on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.
Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators 01/31/2022
When: Monday, January 31, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators 01/31/2022 Betting Odds:
The seven-goal performance last Saturday in Montreal is the Oilers’ highest-scoring game of the season. Moreover, their five-goal lead is likewise their largest margin of victory. The team is clicking on all cylinders. Approaching the more crucial stages of the season, Edmonton is eager to keep its foot on the gas. The Oilers remain on the hunt for a decent position in the postseason. But while it’s relatively early to tell, the team is right on pace to pull off a major comeback. The team is currently placed sixth in the Pacific but is only trailing fourth-placed Calgary Flames by two points, 48-46. Leon Draisaitl continues to lead the charge for the Oilers. With 61 points in 40 games in the season, Draisaitl looks to shift to a higher gear as he aims to maneuver Edmonton to more wins.
Players to watch: L. Draisaitl C (G 31, A 30, PTS 61), C. McDavid C (G 21, A 37, PTS 58), R. Nugent-Hopkins C (G 4, A 26, PTS 30).
In the most technical sense, being unable to score will not win you games. That’s the major issue for the Ottawa Senators. In their last game that resulted in a loss, the team just could not find the mark. The Senators were able to outshoot the Ducks, 45-20, but only managed to score once via Tyler Ennis’ first-period marker. Coach D.J. Smith credited Anaheim’s defense, specifically John Gibson. But while the opponent’s D played a factor, the tactician also rued the fact that his players missed easy looks on the net, saying “we’re having a tough time scoring for sure.” Hosting the Oilers next, the Senators know that they are in for another tough battle. Against a team that is coming off their most prolific offensive outing of the year, Ottawa will need to double their effort on both ends.
Players to watch: D. Batherson RW (G 13, A 21, PTS 34), B. Tkachuk LW (G 12, A 15, PTS 27), J. Norris C (G 18, A 8, PTS 26).
Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators Betting Predictions
Edmonton are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa’s last 5 games.
Oilers vs Senators Betting Picks
Monday night will feature two teams on opposite poles of the offense spectrum. The Oilers have been on a scoring tear while the Senators are on a drought. The trend shall continue as Edmonton is expected to carry their spectacular showing in Montreal over to Ottawa. The Oilers will be a hot commodity in the NHL Odds. The visitors will continue to impress as they extend their winning streak to five.
Score Prediction: Oilers 6, Senators 2.