Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, NHL Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Mar 07, 2024

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Boston Bruins

After a titanic win in Boston, the Edmonton Oilers will try to avoid a trap game when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Edmonton
49-27-5-1
AT
March 07, 2024, 7:00 PM ET
Nationwide Arena
Columbus
27-43-10-2
Puckline -1.5 -125
Moneyline -300
Over / Under o +7
Puckline +1.5 +105
Moneyline +240
Over / Under u +7

The Edmonton Oilers are in second place in the Pacific Division after trailing the Vegas Golden Knights for what seemed like forever. They’re still nine points away from first place Vancouver but it would be unwise to doubt a piping-hot Oilers side. Columbus returns home after a pit stop in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, with the Penguins handling the Jackets 5-3.

Edmonton is a heavy -275 moneyline favourite, as per the NHL odds.

Oilers vs. Blue Jackets NHL Betting Odds

This might sound incredible, but the Oilers have won only one of their past four matches versus the Columbus Blue Jackets. It came earlier this season at home, 4-1. As such, a victory on Thursday would provide Edmonton with a season sweep, something Columbus shockingly managed last year.

Kris Knoblauch’s group is doing a fine job climbing the Pacific Division standings but the same cannot be said of performances ATS. At 29-31, the Oilers aren’t the best bet, no pun intended. They’re only 4-6 in the last 10 contests and 1-3 in the last four. Interestingly, the under is 4-1 in the last five contests despite the offensive juggernaut the Oilers are. Leon Draisaitl has not earned fewer than two points per game thus far in March.

The 2023-2024 is looking like another lost one for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bottom of the Atlantic (again), odd coaching decisions, a vacant general manager position, etc. All that said, within the context of an online casino, it’s good to know that the team is 35-27 ATS. What’s more, since the previous Sunday, Columbus has earned the spoils against both the Rangers and Golden Knights, so they can surprise big teams.

Edmonton Oilers

Just like their first encounter in Edmonton a couple of weeks ago, Tuesday’s Oilers-Bruins game was a marquee event. Despite the low-scoring affair, the 2-1 OT Oilers win did not disappoint.

We’ve already written similarly in previous Edmonton-themed articles, but Stuart Skinner deserves a medal for his ability to bounce back. He’s playing like one of the NHL’s top goalies these days and has for months. He was sensational yet again, only this time against one of the league’s top rosters. Boston only shot 26 times, but there were plenty of quality opportunities. The first two periods were scoreless before the Bruins’ Pavel Zach ripped a one-timer for the game’s first marker.

Things took a dramatic turn when Edmonton levelled at 18:40 through Draisaitl and traffic in the crease. The German-born star would snap a one-timer off a Connor McDavid pass in OT for a thrilling win. Truly a win stolen from the jaws of defeat.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus skated into battle against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday with an impressive win over the Golden Knights under their belt but a very inexperienced goalie in Jet Greaves.

Typically between the pipes for the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, Greaves had the pleasure of facing some of the NHL’s legends like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. To that point, Columbus went down 2-0 in the first period, with the Russian scoring the second goal. There was some fight in this Blue Jackets side, however. Johnny Gaudreau earned his 10th off a one-timer in the middle frame and Andrew Peeke scored his first to level the terms at 2-2. In the third period Jack Roslovic wristed a fine shot with his side shorthanded to make it a 3-3 game.

Unfortunately, this is not a great Blue Jackets side and they never allowed that momentum to carry them through. the Pens scored twice in less than two minutes to make it a 5-3 final. Defensively Columbus was clumsy in its zone all night, leading to brilliant scoring chances and goals for the Penguins.

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