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NHL Bet Predictions: Expect High Score in Bruins-Oilers Game

Top teams will go head-to-head when the Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers meet for the first time this season on Wednesday. Edmonton looks to keep climbing the ranks of the Pacific Division after winning three of its last four while the Bruins remain second in the Atlantic despite losing four of their last five.

The Oilers are favored at home with -130 odds while our NHL picks are on the game going over its 6½-goal total.

NHL Bet Predictions: Expect High Score in Bruins-Oilers Game
NHL Bet Predictions: Expect High Score in Bruins-Oilers Game


Bruins vs Oilers Game Information

  1. Game: Bruins (33-12-11) vs Oilers (33-18-1)
  2. Location: Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB
  3. Day/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 10 p.m. ET
  4. Bruins vs. Oilers Live Stream: NHL.com


The Edmonton Oilers will try to grab their third straight win when they host the Boston Bruins on Wednesday at Rogers Place. NHL odds favor the Oilers at home, with the sportsbook setting the total at 6½ goals. You can watch the game live on TNT.

Bruins vs Oilers Odds and Spreads


  1. The Over is 5-0 in the Bruins’ last five when their opponent scores five goals or more in their previous game.
  2. The Over is 4-0 in the Oilers’ last four Wednesday games.
  3. The Over is 4-0 in the Oilers’ last four overall.
  4. The Over is 6-1 in the Oilers’ last seven games as a home favorite of -110 to -150.
  5. Edmonton has combined with its opponent to score more than 6.5 goals in 26 of 52 games this season.
  6. Boston’s games have gone over 6.5 goals in 25 of 56 chances this season.


Bruins vs Oilers Over/Under Pick: Over 6½ (EV)

Boston has one of the top defenses in the league this season, but it hasn’t been performing like it recently, and it’ll have trouble slowing down one of the top offenses as well.

The Bruins have given up 3.6 goals a game in their last five, and with Edmonton next up, which averages 3.56 goals a game for fifth in the league, those defensive issues are likely to continue. The Oilers have shown no signs of slowing down offensively, averaging 4.2 goals a game in their last five and coming off a six-goal performance.

Edmonton’s power play has been impressive, ranking fourth in the league and converting on 3-of-9 chances in its last three games. Boston also ranks in the top 10 at ninth, and though its offense hasn’t been as strong, it has the opportunity to get back on track against Edmonton, which has given up four goals a game in its last three while expected starting goalie Stuart Skinner has a .880 save percentage this month.

With neither team’s defense playing particularly well and the Oilers’ offense staying hot, our NHL betting prediction is on the over.


Bruins vs Oilers Player Prop: Leon Draisaitl Over 1½ Points (+164)

In a higher-scoring game, the Oilers are likely to look to their biggest producers to get the job done, which includes Leon Draisaitl, who is second on the team with 68 points.

Draisaitl has 11 points through seven games so far in February, and he has scored at least two points in three of his last four games and four of his last six. He has been strong at home, scoring 34 points in 24 games. With Boston’s defense currently struggling, Draisaitl is our best player prop bet tonight.

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Bruins vs Oilers Prediction

Edmonton Oilers 4, Boston Bruins 3



Questions Of The Day

What is Edmonton’s record at home?

The Oilers have been a force at home, owning a 17-6-1 record.

Who are the expected starting goalies for the Bruins vs Oilers game?

Linus Ullmark is predicted to start for Boston and Stuart Skinner is expected to start for Edmonton.

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