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NHL Betting Preview - St. Louis Blues Underdogs vs Edmonton Oilers at Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the St. Louis Blues pay a visit to Rogers Place.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Edmonton Oilers were listed earlier today as -125 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 2.9-2.7 win for the Oilers on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oilers sit at 15-17-2 on the season; in comparison, the St. Louis Blues are currently 22-12-2. Looking to wager on the totals? Edmonton is 18-16 OU, and St. Louis is 15-21 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Edmonton vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Edmonton Oilers sit at No. 8 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the St. Louis Blues sit at a No. 11 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Edmonton's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.97 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 16.84% while the Blues defense kills off 81.08% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, St. Louis was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Flames. Bettors on Calgary at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Sharks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Oilers at -135 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Edmonton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton's last 9 games
  • Edmonton is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Vancouver, Saturday, December 23rd
Edmonton home to Montreal, Saturday, December 23rd

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