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Moneyline favors Bruins in battle with Oilers

Boston Bruins

Edmonton Oilers
21-8-2 December 12, 2013, 09:30 PM | Rexall Place 11-18-3

Rexall Place hosts an NHL battle between the Edmonton Oilers and the visiting Boston Bruins on Thursday.

This season the Oilers are 11-18-3 overall while the Bruins are 21-8-2. As for the totals, Edmonton is 17-14-1 on the OU, and Boston is 6-14-11.

View Boston Bruins vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Bruins listed earlier today as favorites of -142 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Oilers rated this week at No. 18 and the Bruins sitting at No. 10.

In their last action, Boston was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Flames. Bettors on Boston at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Edmonton won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Hurricanes on December 10. Bettors who backed the Oilers at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Edmonton's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 2.78 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 19.17% while the Bruins defense kills off 85.86% of their penalties.

Next up:
Boston at Vancouver, Saturday, December 14th
Edmonton at Vancouver, Friday, December 13th