Oilers vs. Predators Prediction and Odds (All Signs Point to a Low Scoring Game)

The Nashville Predators are looking for a win on Thursday.
The Nashville Predators are looking for a win on Thursday. / Sean M. Haffey/GettyImages

The Edmonton Oilers will be faced with their second road game in a row after losing badly to Minnesota on Tuesday 5-1. It was their second loss in a row after losing on Saturday night to the Colorado Avalanche.

The Oilers can ill-afford a losing streak this last into the season. With just eight games left in the season, every win counts for Edmonton. That is because it is just barely hanging on to the second spot in the Pacific Division. Edmonton is two points ahead of the Kings in third, and five points ahead of the Golden Knights in fourth. 

The Predators, meanwhile, are the No. 4 team in the Central Division right now but are in line to grab a Wild Card berth. Still, there is a chance they catch St. Louis in third place to get in the playoffs that way. However, it’s also possible they fall apart and get overtaken by the Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets. 

Here are the odds for tonight’s matchup, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

Oilers vs. Predators Odds and Total


  • Oilers +105
  • Predators -125

Puck line:

  • Oilers +1.5 (-240)
  • Predators -1.5 (+200)


  • 6 (Over -120/Under +100)

Oilers vs. Predators Prediction and Pick

One thing that stuck out to me in the Oilers’ recent results was how low scoring their games were. Aside from their 5-1 loss to the Wild, each of their last four games has been under five goals scored. Edmonton is averaging just 1.75 goals per game in their last four. The Predators have had similar results in recent action, with their last four games ending in five goals or less. 

Sticking with the totals here, the Predators have the fifth-best under record in the NHL at home at 20-15. Meanwhile, the Oilers have the seventh-best under record on the road at 21-16-1. 

Mike Smith is expected to get the start in goal for the Oilers and has been a brick wall over his last three games. He hasn’t allowed more than two goals in his last three starts with a 0.959 save percentage in that span. Juuse Saros, tonight’s goalie for the Predators, is at his best when playing at home. He has a phenomenal 0.932 save percentage this season at home and has allowed two or fewer goals in five of his last six. 

Pick: Under 6 -120

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