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The Edmonton Oilers will be looking to win three games in a row for the first time in 13 months when they close out a two-game series with the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night as -225 favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Edmonton’s offence enjoyed a big night in the first game of this series with Ottawa, potting five opening-period goals on the way to an 8-5 victory. That established the team’s first win streak of the season ahead of Tuesday night’s matchup at Rogers Arena.
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Saturday’s win as -190 chalk extended the Oilers’ recent stretch of high-scoring contests. Edmonton has now averaged 4.60 goals per game during a respectable 3-2-0 run, with the OVER paying out on the totals in each of those contests at betting sites.
The Oilers’ recent offensive outburst has the team at 38 total goals scored in 11 outings. However, that has not translated into steady results on the scoreboard. The Oilers have tallied just three wins in seven home games to date, and continue to lag in fifth place in the North Division standings with a 5-6-0 record. And as was once again the case in Sunday’s victory over Ottawa, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have been forced to carry the offence.
The duo were spectacular while racking up a combined goal and 10 assists in the series opener, and have now teamed up to tally 11 total goals and 33 total points during a seven-game points streak. One benefit of McDavid and Draisaitl’s big night is the boost it has provided to Edmonton’s supporting cast, which contributed seven goals in Sunday’s win after scoring just 17 total goals in the team’s previous 10 games.
That resurgence bodes poorly for the Senators, who now ride an eight-game losing streak into Tuesday’s matchup as +185 underdogs. Ottawa has fallen flat since opening the season with a 5-3 victory over Toronto, going 0-7-1 while averaging just 2.13 goals per game.
The road has been particularly hard for the Senators. The team has fallen to defeat by multi-goal margins in each of the first five games on their current seven-game road trip, surrendering six goals per game. Ottawa’s road woes date back to last season, with the team picking up just three wins in their past 27 overall contests away from the Canadian Tire Centre. However, the Senators have been surprisingly successful in recent visits to Edmonton, going 13-2-0 in 15 dates since 2001.