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Blues face Edmonton Oilers: NHL odds preview and stats

St. Louis Blues

Edmonton Oilers
29-7-5 January 07, 2014, 09:30 PM | Rexall Place 14-26-5

Rexall Place hosts an NHL battle between the Edmonton Oilers and the visiting St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

The Oilers bring a 14-26-5 record to the battle against the 29-7-5 Blues. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Edmonton go 26-18-1 so far and the Blues go 21-15-5.

View St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -173 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Oilers and the No. 2-ranked Blues, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Blue Jackets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -210 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Oilers were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at +140 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.32 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 17.39% rate while the Blues have a 84.83% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
St. Louis at Calgary, Thursday, January 9th
Edmonton home to Pittsburgh, Friday, January 10th