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Hockey Matchup - Edmonton Oilers St. Louis Blues Odds Preview

St. Louis Blues

Edmonton Oilers
23-7-4 December 21, 2013, 10:00 PM | Rexall Place 11-23-3

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

Supporters of the Blues have seen them go 23-7-4 so far this season, while the Oilers are at 11-23-3. In totals betting, the Oilers are 19-17-1, while the Blues are 17-13-4.

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

Bettors looking to side with the Oilers in this one found them earlier as 134 underdogs on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The Oilers sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blues sit at a No. 3 on the same chart.

The Oilers were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 18-ranked offense (2.57 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.38 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 17.69% rate while the Blues have a 85% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
St. Louis at Calgary, Monday, December 23rd
Edmonton home to Atlanta, Monday, December 23rd