Money Line Pick
One of the better games on the Saturday card will see two potential playoff teams square off. Edmonton is sitting in the playoff picture right now with 62 points, while Nashville is 1 point behind Calgary for the final spot in the Western Conference. The Predators have been playing very good recently, going 4-1 in their last 5 games. This includes an ongoing two-game win streak. Edmonton however, is only 2-3 in their last 5 games and find themselves in the midst of a two-game losing streak. Nashville actually is better on the road than the Oilers are at home is terms of records. Note that Nashville is 7-1 in their last 8 meetings in Edmonton as well, so they have have plenty of success. I look for Nashville to continue playing great hockey and will take them on the money line as a strong lean.
Over Under Pick
These teams have have explosive offenses, but the under is where I would look for this game. Both teams average 3.2 goals per game, but their defense each allow about 3 goals per game. Edmonton’s defense is actually worse at home, where they allow 3.58 goals per game. The under is 5-0-3 in the last 8 meetings in Edmonton and that is where I will be leaning.