Edmonton Oilers vs St. Louis Blues NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Edmonton Oilers vs St. Louis Blues Prediction 4/1/2024

The Edmonton Oilers (45-23-4) travel to face off against the St. Louis Blues (39-30-4) on Monday, April 1st. This game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis and televised on ESPN+. The Oilers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blues are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Sharks. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win

On the season, the Oilers have a record of 45-23-4, which has them in 2nd place in the Pacific Division and 4th in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, they have gone 7-3, and they have won three straight games. As the favored team, they have gone 41-18-4 on the year.

When playing on the road this season, Edmonton has gone 20-15-1, and they have won four straight games when they are the underdog. Against teams in the Western Conference, they have gone 26-14 this year.

On the road this year, the Oilers have gone just 14-22 vs. the puck line, and they have a puck line record of 34-38 overall. So far, they have 31 wins by multiple goals and 20 losses by more than one goal.

Against the puck line, Edmonton is 5-5 over their last ten games and 2-3 over their last five. On the road, the Oilers have dropped three straight games vs. the puck line.

In their recent matchup, the Oilers hosted the Ducks and came away with a 6-1 victory. Offensively, the Oilers’ offense scored in each period against the Ducks. Out of Edmonton’s six goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 37 shots on goal and had 12 giveaways.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Edmonton also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

The St. Louis Blues Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Blues have gone 22-13-2 and have been the underdog in 55 of their 73 games. In the Western Conference, St. Louis is in 9th place and 5th in the Central Division. For the year, the Blues have a record of 39-30-4.

Over their last ten games, St. Louis has gone 7-3 but have dropped two of their last three. In the conference, the Blues have gone 23-20 and have been the underdog in 30 of their 55 games as the underdog. Overall, St. Louis has 82 points.

St. Louis has a puck line record of 44-29 this year and 25-12 at home. They have gone 36-19 vs. the puck line as the underdog and have a puck line record of 9-1 in their last ten games. So far, the Blues have 24 wins by multiple goals and an average scoring margin of -.1 goals per game.

Currently, St. Louis has dropped 27 games by more than one goal and has gone 2-1 vs. the puck line in their last three games. In their last ten games at home, the Blues have a puck line record of 8-2.

The Blues are looking to bounce back from a 4-0 loss at home to the Sharks. St. Louis’ offense struggled vs. the Sharks, failing to come up with a goal in the game. While being shutout, the Blues’ offense finished with 9 giveaways and took a total of 35 shots on goal.

St. Louis took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 4 goals.

Edmonton Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Oilers are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 4th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 5th in the league. This year, the Oilers have recorded a 30-15 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 15-7 record.

The Oilers’ over/under record this season is 32-37-3. For the season, they have had 37 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.5 goals per game.

Blues Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Blues come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 26th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 24th in the league. This season, the Blues are 13-10 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 25-18 record.

The Blues come in with an over/under record of 30-36-7. Over the course of the season, they have had 45 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.9 per game.

Edmonton Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Oilers head into the game ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.2 shots per game against Edmonton. So far, they are 23rd in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

St. Louis Team Defense

The Blues defense is currently 8th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.9 shots per game against St. Louis. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 20th with 4 shutouts.

Oilers vs Blues Trends

  • Although Edmonton has a straight up record of 2-3 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-4. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Blues offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. St. Louis posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 8-2 ATS.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Blues have an puck line record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • The last ten games that Edmonton was favored, they have an puck line mark of 5-5 while going 7-3 straight up.

Oilers vs Blues Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Blues to pick up on a win over the Oilers at home. With the moneyline sitting at +161, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Blues straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Blues winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Blues straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will stay below that threshold, and we strongly suggest placing a bet on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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