NHL Sportsbooks Mulch Over Oilers vs. Predators Matchup
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Online hockey betting players are ready to keep betting into the rest of the 2018 season. Tuesday night offers a perfect opportunity to hit up NHL sportsbooks for some nail-biting action. This evening, there will be a total of 7 different matchups to bet one. However, the Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators matchup will get the primetime slot. Thus, most players will be tuning in for that pairing. Let’s take a look at the parlay odds the home team will be facing this evening’s Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators matchup.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators – Tuesday, January 9th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
Online Hockey Betting Odds:
Edmonton Oilers +1 ½ (-210) 5 ½ (-110) +145
Nashville Predators -1 ½ (+175) 5 ½ (-110) -165
The Oilers enter this evening’s contest with a 18-22-3 record. With that losing record, Edmonton finds themselves ranked 6th overall in the Pacific Division, with 39 points on the year. Additionally, that 39-point tally placed Edmonton 21 points behind the division leading Vegas Golden Knights. Nevertheless, the Oilers are only 10 points behind the 3rd place San Jose Sharks, so there’s still time for them to make a push for a playoff spot. It goes without saying that Edmonton will need a severe turnaround if they are to get the job done. After all, the Oilers are 1-6 in their last 7 games.
Without a doubt, Nashville has the statistical advantage this evening. In fact, the Predators have some of the best numbers in the league. Specifically, Nashville wields the NHL’s 9th best scoring offense, 6th best defense, 4th best power play percentage, and the 11th best penalty kill percentage. On the other hand, Edmonton ranks 22nd in scoring, 26th in goals against, 24th in power play percentage, and dead last in penalty kill percentage. With those figures in mind, bettors will have a hard time siding against Nashville this evening.
The Predators enter this evening’s matchup flashing a 24-11-6 record that ranks them 3rd in the Central Division. Because of the 54 points Nashville has acquired this season, the Preds are very much in the playoff race. Furthermore, tat 54-point tally places the Predators 3 points behind the division leading Winnipeg Jets. With that in mind, it’s no understatement to say that Nashville could end up leading the division as the season drags on. The Preds also own a 3 point lead over the 4th place Dallas Stars, so Nashville needs to maintain consistency as 2018 develops. Nashville is 2-2 in their last 4, so they’ll be looking to tip the scales this evening. Unsurprisingly, the online hockey betting odds are siding with home team in this Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators pairing.
NHL sportsbook players tuning in to this matchup should keep an eye out for Filip Forsberg and PK Subban. Forsberg is an offensive force almost impossible contain. Since Forsberg leads the Preds in points and goals, players can expect him to play a large role this evening. Similarly, Subban leads the club in assists and is often the one connecting with Forsberg.