Oilers, Senators home favourites on NHL betting lines

Calgary Flames' Troy Brouwer (36) chases Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) during second period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday October 4, 2017. (Jason Franson/CP)

The Edmonton Oilers will look to bounce back from a 6-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators when they close out a three-game homestand on Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes as -160 favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Saturday’s loss to the Senators as -186 home chalk extended Edmonton’s losing streak to three games going into Tuesday night’s Hurricanes vs. Oilers betting matchup at Rogers Place. The Oilers have struggled at both ends of the ice during their swoon, getting outscored by a 14-5 overall margin, and have averaged a meagre two goals per game over their first four outings of the season.

Despite their limited production, the Oilers have seen the total go OVER in each of their past two outings, and are holding steady at the top of the Stanley Cup odds as +700 favourites.

The Hurricanes have allowed just four goals in their past two games and arrive in town as +140 underdogs on the betting lines. However, Carolina was unable to capitalize on its stingy play, coming up short by a 2-1 score in each of its past two games, including a loss in Winnipeg as a +104 underdog on Saturday night.

The Hurricanes have also surrendered 15 goals in four straight losses in Edmonton.

Ottawa returns home to face the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday as -185 betting favourites after sweeping their three-game western swing. Ottawa, which is expected to get defenceman Erik Karlsson (foot) back in the lineup on Tuesday, looked in playoff form while scoring 12 goals in back-to-back wins over Calgary and the Oilers after opening with a 3-2 win at Vancouver as slim -104 chalk. But Ottawa is winless in two home games this season.

The Canucks open a five-game road trip at Canadian Tire Centre as +160 underdogs after dropping their third straight decision — a 5-2 loss to Calgary — as -103 underdogs on Saturday night. Vancouver closed out last season with losses in its final four road games and has scored just two goals in three straight losses to the Senators.

In other NHL action on Tuesday night, the Jets aim for a fourth straight victory as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets in a contest pegged as a pick’em at the sportsbooks.

After ending a 14-game losing streak against Montreal with a 4-3 overtime win on Saturday as +102 underdogs, the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Washington Capitals as +130 underdogs. As well, the Canadiens look to end a four-game losing streak in San Jose, where they open a three-game road trip as +105 underdogs.

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