Boston Bruins vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Boston Bruins vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction 2/21/2024

The Boston Bruins (33-12-11) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (33-18-1) on Wednesday, February 21st. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Boston Bruins Are Coming Off A Win

On the road this season, the Bruins have been outstanding, going 15-5-6 and have won three straight games. For the year, they are 33-12-11, which has them in third place in the Eastern Conference and second in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, Boston has gone 4-6 and are 1-4 over their last five.

This season, the Bruins have been the favorite in 50 of their 56 games, and they have gone 29-12-9 when favored. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Boston has gone 19-13.

On the season, the Bruins have a puck line record of 28-28, and their average scoring margin sits at +.7 goals per game. In their last ten games, Boston’s puck line record is just 2-8, and they have gone 0-5 against the puck line in their last five games.

So far, the Bruins have been the underdog in just six games, and their puck line record as the underdog is a perfect 6-0. When favored, Boston’s puck line record is 22-28, and they have dropped their last five games when favored.

In their recent matchup, the Bruins hosted the Stars and came away with a 4-3 victory. Offensively, the Bruins’ offense scored in each period against the Stars. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 30 shots on goal and had 17 turnovers.

Boston’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Oilers have been dominant, going 17-6-1. Over their last ten games, Edmonton has gone 7-3 and has won their last two games. In the Western Conference, the Oilers are in 6th place and are 3rd in the Pacific Division. So far this season, Edmonton has gone 33-18-1.

As the favorite, the Oilers have gone 29-13-1 and have been favored in 43 of their 52 games. Over their last five games, Edmonton has gone 3-2, and they are 2-1 in their last three games. At home, the Oilers have won eight straight games.

When playing at home this season, the Oilers have an average scoring margin of +1.3 goals per game. So far, their puck line record at home is 14-10, and they have won eight straight games at home against the puck line.

Overall, Edmonton has 24 wins by multiple goals compared to nine wins by just one goal. In their last ten games at home, the Oilers’ puck line record is 8-2.

Facing the Coyotes in their last game, the Oilers won by a score of 6-3. After scoring two goals in the first period, the Oilers found the net four times in the 3rd period against the Coyotes. Out of Edmonton’s six goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 26 shots on goal and had 11 giveaways.

Edmonton secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

Boston Offense Breakdown

The Bruins come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 7th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 19th in the league. So far this year, the Bruins are 14-1 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 18-10 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Bruins’ over/under record this season is 27-29-0. For the season, they have had 31 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Oilers Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Oilers have an average of 3.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 14th in the league. Edmonton’s offense comes into the game ranked 10th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 12th in the NHL.

The Oilers’ over/under record this season is 23-26-3. Last season, they had 27 games failed to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games averaged 7.1 goals per game.

Boston Team Defense

Defensively, the Bruins are currently 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.1 shots per game against Boston. They also are 4th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Edmonton Team Defense

The Oilers defense is currently 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 17th with 3 shutouts.

Bruins vs Oilers Trends

  • Although Boston has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 5-5. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • In their last three home games, Edmonton has averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
  • As the betting underdog, the Oilers have an puck line record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-0.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Boston has an puck line mark of 2-8 while going 4-6 straight up.

Bruins vs Oilers Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Oilers to come out with a win against the Bruins while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -142, I’m placing my bet on the Oilers to win outright.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Bruins to cover. Even if the Oilers win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Bruins should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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