St. Louis Blues vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Feb 28, 2024

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The Edmonton Oilers conclude their extended home stand on Wednesday even as the St. Louis Blues arrive in town.

St. Louis
February 28, 2024, 8:30 PM ET
Rogers Place
Puckline +1.5 -105
Moneyline +240
Over / Under o +6
Puckline -1.5 -115
Moneyline -300
Over / Under u +6

St. Louis has little time to lick the wounds from its most recent contest. That was on Tuesday in Winnipeg where the Jets handled them 4-2. The Blues have lost twice in a row and their race for the playoffs is taking a hit in the process. As for tonight’s hosts, the Oilers did away with a bad spell of their own on Monday by defeating the Los Angeles Kings 4-2.

The NHL odds believe that Edmonton will continue its winning ways, having pegged the Albertan ensemble at -275 on the moneyline.

Blues vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

St. Louis is a side with a knack for playing Edmonton well. The Blues captured the first meeting of the current campaign 6-3 at home. That represented the Missouri-based unit’s second consecutive victory over the Oilers, their third in four and their fourth in six. Furthermore, the Blues have downed the Oilers the last two times as the road team.

Even though the Blues are a decent 31-27 ATS this season, they’ve only covered one of their five most recent opportunities and two of their last seven. Keep in mind that St. Louis is regularly pinned as the underdog, so this group is losing convincingly with regularity. With Edmonton’s ability to score at will, St. Louis needs to rekindle the magic that saw them put six in the net last time. The reality is that the Blues are one of the lowest-scoring teams in the NHL (2.88 goals per game, 25th).

The Oilers have climbed a steep height since the dark days of October and November. Even so, their tally ATS is only 28-28, although a lot of that has to do with being expected to win by at least two goals on any given night. That’s easier said than done and in the dressing room an overtime win feels just as good. Points streak alert: Connor McDavid has earned points in eight straight games!

St. Louis Blues

The Blues were in Winnipeg on Tuesday to face a Jets team that was flying pretty high lately. Perhaps the familiarity that comes with a division rivalry could give the visitors an edge, but it was not meant to be.

It was a battle of backup goalies as Joel Hofer faced off against Laurent Brossoit. Unfortunately, Jofer was not entirely up to the task, giving up four goals on the night. He calmed down after the opening period, but those first 20 minutes were rough as the Jets scored three times. St. Louis peppered Winnipeg’s net with 38 attempts but could only put the puck in the net twice with both goals courtesy of hard-nosed work in the crease, nothing fancy. Pavel Buchnevich (23rd) cut a 2-0 deficit to 2-1 in the first and Brandon Saad (17th) brought the Blues from down 3-1 to 3-2 in the middle frame but that’s as close as they’d get. On an average day the Blues look like a team that works very hard but whose talent doesn’t measure up to the stronger sides in the league. Make the final a 4-2 defeat.

Edmonton Oilers

With a four-game losing streak bewildering its fanbase and maybe even themselves, the Oilers knew they had to get back to their true selves ASAP.

So which team better to get the monkey off their back than the Los Angeles Kings, a foe they know well from past playoff runs. It didn’t start promisingly, however, with L.A. claiming an early 1-0 lead. Tension would reign until the dying seconds of the first period when Zach Hyman (38th) rocketed a one-timer to level the terms.

That seemed to set Edmonton on its way. Leon Draisaitl (29th) scored another power play marker in the middle stanza to make it 2-2. Evan Bouchard’s 15th of the campaign proved to be the game-winner in the third period, with a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (16th) insurance marker later on.

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