Edmonton Oilers vs St. Louis Blues Odds
The St. Louis Blues battle the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Friday in NHL betting action at Scottrade Center.
The Blues currently sports a record of 10-7-2. The Oilers are 8-7-4. Betting totals have seen the Blues post a 11-6-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 4-12-3 against the number.
Bettors looking to side with the Blues in this one found them earlier as -173 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blues at No. 6 and the Oilers at No. 25 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 28.8% rate while the Oilers have a 87.4% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Edmonton was a 5-1 winner on the road against the Stars. Bettors on Edmonton at +117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
The Blues were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Friday are 0-10
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Oilers at Blues trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Edmonton's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Edmonton's last 23 games
Edmonton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Edmonton is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Edmonton
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Edmonton at Minnesota, Sunday, March 3
St. Louis at Dallas, Sunday, March 3