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

Liam Gilks | Updated Feb 15, 2024

The Edmonton Oilers open a three-game road trip Thursday night with their first stop in St. Louis to face the Blues. 

Edmonton
49-27-5-1
AT
February 15, 2024, 8:00 PM ET
Enterprise Center
St. Louis
43-33-4-2
Puckline -1.5 +105
Moneyline -225
Over / Under o +6
Puckline +1.5 -130
Moneyline +185
Over / Under u +6

The wildcard race in the West keeps heating up and Blues have found themselves right in the midst of it. With six teams battling for two spots, the final 30 games are shaping up to be a dogfight in the West. 

Since the Oilers’ historic 16-game win streak ended after the All-Star break, the team has been trading wins and losses and has yet to win back-to-back. 

Get your bets in before puck drop at 8:00 PM EST. from Enterprise Center in St. Louis Missouri. Our NHL odds have the Oilers as the favourite with the OVER/UNDER set at 6.5 goals. 

Oilers vs. Blues NHL Betting Odds

Thursday night will be the first of three meetings between the Blues and Oil this season. Last year St. Louis took the series two games to one, the visiting team was the winner in each contest and all three games played the UNDER. St. Louis held Connor McDavid to just a goal and an assist last season the lowest of any opponent during his 153-point campaign. 

Edmonton’s inconsistency since the break was likely expected, considering just how exceptional the team was over those 16 games. Their defensive play was huge during the streak but in the four games since, they have allowed at least three goals in each game and four in back-to-back games. They are winning their games by outscoring their opponents helping them go 2-2 on the OVER/UNDER, putting them at 20-26-3 this season. 

The Blues won seven of their past three games covering the spread in each of those wins and boosting their record to 29-23 against the spread on the season. For a team that has struggled to score this season, they have increased their scoring over the past few games putting in four or more in five of the past eight games. They have played the over 6-4 in the last 10, setting them at 21-28-3 O/U this season. 

Edmonton Oilers

Captain Connor McDavid was not happy with the team’s 4-0 loss in LA on Saturday Night, gifting the Kings two points and slimming the margin between the two teams in the Pacific Division. 

Returning to home ice on Tuesday to face the Detroit Red Wings, the Oilers found themselves tied at three headed into the third. McDavid then blew the game wide open, assisting on four of the Oilers five goals in the third period, powering them to a big 8-4 win. 

McDavid already had a pair of apples heading into the explosive third period where he added four more for a career-high six assists in a single game. The 27-year-old superstar now has 21 goals and 56 assists for 77 points this season, tying him for third in the league. He is chasing his fourth consecutive Art Ross Trophy for most points in the league, but still trails by 13 points. He already has five in his trophy case. 

The Oilers open a three-game trip Thursday with a road record of 14-11, respectable but not nearly as dominant as they have been at home. 

St. Louis Blues

The Blues’ post-All-Star road trip was pretty successful despite the most recent loss in Toronto on Tuesday, winning two out of three games. They held Buffalo to a single goal, before smoking the Canadiens 7-2 and finally losing to the Maple Leafs 4-1. 

Alexey Toropchenko scored St. Louis’ lone goal in the second period, cutting the Leafs lead in half to 2-1. Toronto would score another in the third and the Blues’ empty net attempt would backfire, giving up an empty net goal for the 4-1 final. St. Louis was dominated the entire game, being held to just 15 shots to Toronto’s 32 and had their five-game road win streak snapped. 

Jordan Binnington stopped 29 shots in the game, starting back-to-back games for the first time in seven games. He has been splitting the net with Joel Hofer, who has been impressive in his first full season with the NHL squad. Binnington’s experience has coach Drew Bannister deploying him a bit more often, but Hofer has the better overall numbers and is making a push to steal the starting job. 

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