The Edmonton Oilers are looking as incapable of picking up a solid pace. The Oilers have had a series of fine performances and now stand with a 16-13-0 season record.
That has put them in the fourth spot of the Pacific Division. With plenty of room to climb, the Oilers are still pursuing more solid streaks to get there. The Oilers are now to visit the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, tonight.
The Predators’ story is quite similar. Nashville is now in the fifth spot of the Central Division. That is what a 12-11-3 season record has allowed the Predators to achieve.
With a reduced point difference between them and top division seeds, Nashville may still have the potential to pursue higher ground. The Predators are now hoping home advantage will weigh in tonight in their favor.
Over the last few weeks, the Oilers have proven that they are still after more solid performances. Edmonton has taken a hit after every two to three wins. This stack of short winning streaks still needs to allow the team to recover fully.
However, it has proven that the Oilers have the potential to continue delivering solid performances.
For the Oilers, Connor McDavid has remained the most solid player in the lineup. McDavid is now leading Edmonton with 25 goals and 30 assists for 55 points.
The Predators are looking for a quick recovery and an opportunity to straighten their path as they aim for higher division positions.
With a loss against the St. Louis Blues, the Predators are now 0-3 in their last three games. That has continued to set back the team, which is only ten points away from reaching a top conference seed such as the Winnipeg Jets.
For the Predators, Filip Forsberg has become a key player throughout. Forsberg now stands with 15 assists and eight goals for 23 points, while Nino Niederreiter has added ten goals to the team’s offensive effort.
The Oilers are ready to strike the Predators in Tennessee. Edmonton’s total has gone over in seven of their last nine games. As for Nashville, the total has gone under in five of their previous seven games.
The Oilers are now heading to Nashville with a 7-6-0 record. For Edmonton, that might not strike as the most solid mark. However, that still puts the team with positive road numbers.
The Oilers have also been able to keep a positive 3.55 goals in favor versus 3.41 goals against balance. With nowhere to climb but up, the Oilers are looking stronger before tonight’s matchup. As for the Predators, a 7-4-2 home record still falls short of proving that the team can pull off solid home performances.
The Predators first aim at evening a 2.46 goals in favor versus 2.81 goals against balance. Despite leading with home advantage, there is no question the Oilers look stronger for tonight’s game.
Godds Pick/Prediction: The Oilers win, and the over hits.