St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction 2/28/2024

The St. Louis Blues (30-26-2) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (34-20-2) on Wednesday, February 28th. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on TNT. 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 Jets. Puck drop is set for 8:30 ET.

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

On the season, the Blues have a record of 30-26-2, which has them in 5th place in the Central Division and 10th place in the Western Conference. In their last ten games, St. Louis has gone just 4-6, and they have lost two straight games coming into this one.

On the road, the Blues are 13-15-1 for the year, and they have gone 7-12 against other teams in the Central Division. As the underdog, St. Louis has gone 23-18-2 this season, and they have lost two straight games as the underdog.

As the underdog, the Blues have gone 26-17 against the puck line this season. So far, they have 12 wins by multiple goals and 18 losses by multiple goals.

On the road, St. Louis has a puck line record of 14-15, and their average scoring margin away from home is at -.7 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Blues have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.

Following a 4-2 loss on the road to the Jets, the Blues are eager to bounce back. In terms of offense, the Blues netted one goal during the opening period and one time in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 38 shots on goal and had 4 turnovers.

Coming in as the underdog, St. Louis not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The combined total of 6 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.

The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Oilers have gone 18-8-2, and overall, they are 34-20-2. In the Western Conference, they are in 6th place and 3rd in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, Edmonton has gone 5-5, and in their last five games, they are 2-3. As the favorite, the Oilers have gone 30-15-2 this year.

So far, Edmonton has been favored in 47 of their 56 games. In games against the Western Conference, the Oilers have gone 21-13, and against divisional opponents, they are 12-7. At home, Edmonton has gone 18-8-2, and they have gone 16-12-0 on the road.

When playing at home, the Oilers have a puck line record of 15-13 and an average scoring margin of +1.0 goals per game. So far this season, Edmonton has 25 wins by multiple goals and 9 wins by just one goal.

Overall, the Oilers have gone 28-28 against the puck line, including a mark of 5-5 in their last ten games. In their last five games, they have a puck line record of 2-3, and their puck line record when favored is 24-23.

In their recent matchup, the Oilers hosted the Kings and came away with a 4-2 victory. The Oilers’ offense scored in each period against the Kings. Of Edmonton’s four goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 31 shots on goal and 13 giveaways.

Edmonton came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 6 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

St. Louis Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Blues come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 25th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 26th in the league. Coming into the game, the Blues have a 11-9 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 18-15.

The Blues come in with an over/under record of 25-28-5. Over the course of the season, they have had 34 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 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 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 7th in the league. Edmonton’s offense comes into the game ranked 7th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 14th in the NHL.

The Oilers have posted an over/under record of 25-28-3 so far this season. During last season, they participated in 27 games that did not exceed the over/under line set at 6.5. On average, their games had 7.1 goals per game.

St. Louis Team Defense

Defensively, the Blues come into the season ranked 9th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.8 shots per game against St. Louis. For the season, they are ranked 12th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Edmonton Team Defense

The Oilers defense is currently 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against Edmonton. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 3 shutouts.

Blues vs Oilers Trends

  • Across the Blues last three road games, the team averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • Across the Oilers last five home games, the team averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 2-3, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Oilers have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 4-6.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Blues have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their puck line record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Blues vs Oilers Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Blues to take down the Oilers on the road. With the moneyline currently at +210, I’m placing my bet on the Blues straight-up.

Our projections have the Blues pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Blues, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to 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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