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Under a Sneaky Good Bet When Oilers Visit Blues

The surging Edmonton Oilers are a co-favorite to win the Stanley Cup in the NHL future odds as they prepare to open a three-game trip against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday in a battle of teams that have turned their seasons around.

The Oilers are just 2-2-0 following a 16-game win streak, but are comfortably in a playoff spot after a 5-12-1 start to the season. Edmonton scored five times in the third period to roll past Detroit 8-4 at home on Tuesday. Conor McDavid had six assists in that game.

Under a Sneaky Good Bet When Oilers Visit Blues
Under a Sneaky Good Bet When Oilers Visit Blues

St. Louis is 15-8-1 since Drew Bannister took over as interim coach on Dec. 12 and has moved into wild-card position in the crowded Western Conference race. The Blues are just 25th in the league in scoring, but had won seven of eight before a 4-1 loss at Toronto on Tuesday.

The under is 28-21-3 in Blues games and the high-octane Oilers have been better defensively lately as under bettors are 12-2 at the BetUS Sportsbook in their last 14 games.

 

Oilers vs Blues Game Information

  1. Game: Oilers (31-17-1) vs Blues (28-22-2)
  2. Location: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Miss.
  3. Date/Time: Feb. 15, 8 p.m. ET
  4. Oilers vs Blues Live Stream: NHL.com

 

The Oilers are the favorite in the NHL lines to win for the 19th time in 21 games when they visit the Blues on Thursday. St. Louis has been pretty good at home (15-9-1), beating the New York Rangers and Vancouver among others, while Edmonton is 14-11-0 overall on the road after a 2-8-0 start.

 

Oilers vs Blues Spreads and Odds


 

  1. The Blues are 8 for 23 on the power play the last seven games, but still rank 22nd in the league.
  2. The Oilers have hit the first period game total over in 59 of their last 89 contests.
  3. St. Louis F Jordan Kyrou boasts three goals in the last three games and six points in his past five outings.
  4. Edmonton F Zach Hyman has six goals in his last nine games and leads the team with 32, a consideration if you bet online.
  5. The over is 4-0 in the Blues’ last four games versus Pacific Division foes.
  6. The Oilers are 5-0 in their last five games as a favorite of -151 to -200.
  7. St. Louis is 5-0 straight-up in its last five games versus the Pacific and Edmonton is 6-0 in its past six against the Central Division.
  8. The under is 7-0 in the Oilers last seven games when its opponent scored two goals or less in the previous contest.

 

Oilers vs Blues Over/Under Pick: Under 6½

Much will depend on whether the Blues are on their game, but they have been pretty good at home. We think St. Louis holds down McDavid and the Oilers just enough.

 

Oilers vs Blues ATS Pick: Oilers -1½

Edmonton has really put it together under coach Kris Knoblauch (28-8-0) and the Oilers should have enough on both ends of the ice to post a multiple-goal win..

 

Oilers vs Blues Moneyline Pick: Oilers (-190)

The Blues are certainly playing better hockey under Bannister, but the Oilers are steamrolling through the league and will likely win for the 13th time in 16 road games.

 

Oilers vs Blues Player Prop Pick: Evander Kane 1+ goals (+179)

Kane has four goals in his last three games and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he netted his 20th of the season on Thursday.

 

Oilers vs Blues Prediction

Oilers 4, Blues 2: Edmonton goalie Suart Skinner hasn’t been as good this month (1-2-0, .898 save percentage) as he was in January (9-0-0, .953 SP), but the Oilers are feeling good about themselves wherever they play and are among our NHL bet predictions.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Which team is most likely to register more shots in the match?


Edmonton. The Oilers are second in the league in shots per game (33.6) and fifth in the least allowed (28.1).

Will Robert Thomas post a point for St. Louis?


Yes. Thomas is a budding NHL star who leads the team with 57 points – five in his last three games..

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