The Boston Bruins and the Edmonton Oilers will both look to extend their winning ways when they square off in a mid-week matchup of legitimate Stanley Cup contenders on Wednesday night. With both teams looking to pick up the pace as we inch closer toward the stretch run portion of the regular season, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NHL Odds. Let’s see how the NHL betting odds will be for the Bruins vs Oilers.
Bruins vs Oilers NHL Lines, Analysis and Picks
- When: Wednesday February 19, 2020, 8:30 PM ET
- Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, AL
- Radio: Boston / Edmonton
- TV: Sportsnet, TVA, NESN
- NHL Odds: Edmonton +155/Boston -175 / Total: 6
Why Bet On Boston
The Bruins have won three straight and a blistering nine of their last 10 games overall. Boston comes into this contest off a solid, 3-1 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
“When we play well, we are going to win a majority of the games,” forward Brad Marchand said after his team’s most recent victory. “We just hold ourselves to a high standard. We don’t accept losing in the room, or in the organization.”
Charlie McAvoy lit the lamp in the first period while Charlie Coyle added another goal in the second period. Patrice Bergeron scored an empty-netter in the last minute for good measure while goalie Jaroslav Halak got the win by stopping 25 of 26 shots to improve to 15-6-6 on the year.
The Bruins are putting up a healthy 3.3 goals per game (7th) while limiting the opposition to just 2.3 goals per game to rank a stellar first in goals allowed. Boston has gone 16-9-1-2 on the road this season.
- Goals: 3.32
- Shots: 32.25
- PP/PK Percentage: 25.89
- Goals: 2.43
- Shots: 30.22
- PP/PK Percentage: 15.76
Boston Bruins NHL Betting Trends
- Bruins are 9-1 in their last 10 overall.
- Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Bruins are 41-15 in their last 56 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Bruins are 37-15 in their last 52 vs. Pacific.
- Bruins are 51-21 in their last 72 games following a win.
- Bruins are 36-15 in their last 51 vs. Western Conference.
Why Bet On Edmonton
The Oilers have won two straight and four of their last five including a hard-fought 4-3 overtime win over Carolina on Sunday.
Despite being without team captain Connor David for the last four games after he suffered a quadriceps injury on Feb. 8.
Carolina jumped out to an early 1-0 lead just 12 seconds into the game before Leon Draisaitl tied the game later in the period.
Kailer Yamamoto and Josh Archibald added goals in the win while goalie Mike Smith turned back 28 of 31 shots to get the win.
“We’re not a one-man team,” Draisaitl said after Sunday’s win. “Obviously, our team is a lot better when Connor’s on it, but it’s nice that we’re able to grind out a few wins with him being away from the team.”
Edmonton averages 3.2 goals per game (12th) while allowing 3.1 goals per game defensively (16th). The Oilers have gone 15-9-3-1 at home this season.
- Goals: 3.22
- Shots: 29.81
- PP/PK Percentage: 29.31
- Goals: 3.1
- Shots: 31.46
- PP/PK Percentage: 15.76
Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Trends
- Oilers are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
- Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic.
- Oilers are 6-2 in their last 8 home games.
- Oilers are 8-3 in their last 11 games as an underdog.
- Oilers are 0-5 in their last 5 Wednesday games.
Bruins vs Oilers Expert Analysis and Prediction
I know Boston is on the road and that the bruins have gone an uninspiring 1-4 in the last five road dates against Edmonton while going 2-8 in the last 10 meetings overall, but I really like the way the Bruins are playing right now and I believe they are going to bring their collective ‘A’ games into this matchup tonight. The Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road favorite and 8-1 in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record. Conversely, Edmonton has gone a dismal 17-35 in their last 52 games as a home underdog. There’s a reason why Boston is favored in this affair despite being on the road and it’s because the bruins are the better team at both ends of the ice and are highly focused right now. Back the Bruins to get it done!
Pick: Boston 3 Edmonton 2