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NHL Betting Lines: Oilers vs. Bruins

The Edmonton Oilers are full of confidence as they head to Boston to play the Stanley Cup champion Bruins in NHL betting action on Thursday night.

It’s a different team which boasts rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to go with young guns Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, and they're coming together this season.

But they have been shut out two in a row here at Boston and have scored just four times in Beantown since 2000! Some experts have made the UNDER 5 and Bruins to win as their best NHL bet of the day.

Boston will be home favorites at 5Dimes in this contest due to their dominance over previous Oilers teams, but the Bruins will have to earn this victory if they want to extend their current three-game winning streak.
 

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The Oilers are winners in four of the last five, coming away with a 3-1 victory in Montreal last time out. The Bruins' win streak has seen them dispose of the Islanders, Maple Leafs, and Senators. The play of goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin will get the Oilers serious consideration on the NHL betting lines for this matchup.

Totals bettors will like the UNDER bet in this game, with 11 of the Oilers' 14 games sending them to the payout window. Check the NHL database here to find your own hockey trends and angles.

Vancouver rolls into Los Angeles as a road underdog at 5Dimes when they clash with the Kings in late NHL betting action on Thursday.

The Kings snapped a four-game losing skid with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators last time out, while the Canucks' slow start has been somewhat surprising. Vancouver has won three of its last five games to earn itself some confidence as they go forward.

Vancouver has won back-to-back games against Los Angeles, including a 3-1 win the last time they met. Four straight head-to-head meetings have gone UNDER the game’s posted total.

On Friday it’s the league-leading Dallas Stars taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins, who trail the Stars by one point in the overall standings as they tangle in NHL betting action.

The Stars are riding a four-game win streak, while the Penguins have lost two of three with both defeats coming by a single goal. Pittsburgh has won five of the last six head-to-head, but this game is almost too close to call for oddsmakers.

The last two meetings between the Stars and Penguins have produced a win for OVER bettors in totals wagering.