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Blues vs Oilers Prediction, Odds & Picks for Wednesday (Feb. 28)

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

Updated Feb 28, 2024 · 9:47 PM PST

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid controls the puck against the St. Louis Blues
Feb 15, 2024; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) controls the puck against the St. Louis Blues during the first period at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Oilers and Blues clash on Wednesday Night Hockey
  • The NHL odds are heavily in favor of Connor McDavid’s team tonight
  • Read below for Oilers vs Blues prediction, odds and picks for Wednesday

The St. Louis Blues travel north to take on Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Puck drop from Rogers Place is set for 8:30pm ET, with the game being televised nationally on TNT.

According to Bet365, the Oilers are sizable -305 favorites on the moneyline, while the Blues sit at +225 underdogs. Edmonton is -115 on the puck line to win by two or more goals, which is more reasonable from a value perspective. The total is installed at 6.5 goals.

Here is our Blues vs Oilers prediction, along with a breakdown of the odds and two sides.

Blues vs Oilers Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
STL Blues +1.5 (-105) +245 Over 6.5 (-110)
EDM Oilers -1.5 (-115) -305 Under 6.5 (-110)

According to the latest NHL odds, the Edmonton Oilers are massive -305 betting favorites against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. This means Edmonton has a 75% implied chance to win.

 

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Blues vs Oilers History

Date Home-Away ML PL O/U
02/15/2024 STL 6 – EDM 3 STL +188 STL / 1.5-131 Over 6.5
12/15/2022 EDM 3 – STL 4 SO STL +150 STL / 1.5 – 155 Over 6.5
10/26/2022 STL 1 – EDM 3 EDM -113 EDM / 1.5 -266 Under 6.5
10/22/2022 EDM 0 – STL 2 STL +142 STL / 1.5-177 Under 6.5
04/01/2022 EDM 6 – STL 5 OT EDM -165 STL / 1.5-173 Over 6.5

Blues Betting Trends

The Blues are heading to Edmonton on the heels of a disappointing 6-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. It was their third defeat in their last four games, dropping them to 30-25-2 on the season.

The loss of top players like Vladimir Tarasenko (traded) and Justin Faulk (injured) has hurt the Blues, as scoring has been an issue lately. Over their last five contests, the Blues have tallied just eight total goals.

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The Blues have struggled to score all season long, ranking 25th in the NHL with just 2.88 goals per game. Their leading scorers are Robert Thomas (19G, 46A), Jordan Kyrou (19G, 26A), and Pavel Buchnevich (22G, 24A) – Buchnevich only recently returned from injury.

Defensively, the Blues are middle of the pack, allowing 3.12 goals against per contest (16th). Goaltenders Jordan Binnington and Joel Hofer have split time in net, with Binnington posting a .907 save percentage on the year. The Blues will need their goalies to be sharp to slow down Edmonton’s dynamic offense.

Binnington has been confirmed as Wednesday’s starting NHL goalie. The 2017 Stanley Cup champion is 5-2-0 against Edmonton in his career with a lackluster .898 save percentage.

Oilers Betting Trends

The Oilers are starting to find their dominant form again after sleepwalking through January and early February. Winners of three straight, Edmonton sits at 33-19-2 on the campaign, good for third place in the Pacific division.

The usual suspects of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have led the way during the win streak, combining for 15 points over the three victories. While McDavid hasn’t scored in nine straight games, he’s racked up 20-plus assists in that span.

The Oilers boast the 5th best offense in the league at 3.56 goals per game, led by the two-headed monster of Connor McDavid (21G, 68A) and Leon Draisaitl (28G, 42A). Winger Zach Hyman is having a career year as well, sitting at 37 goals on the season.

Defensively, Edmonton allows 3.00 goals against per game, which ranks 12th. Both Stuart Skinner and Jack Campbell have seen time between the pipes, with Skinner holding a .903 save percentage through 40 starts. His play will be crucial if the Oilers hope to make a deep playoff run this spring.

Blues vs Oilers Prediction 2024

The Blues took the first meeting between these clubs by a 6-3 score back in February. St. Louis’ offense proved too much for Edmonton to handle in that one. I expect we’ll see a different story unfold here with the location shifting to Oil Country.

The Oilers are simply too dominant on their home ice to bet against them Wednesday. Kris Knoblauch’s team is 18-8-2 at Rogers Place, losing just five times in their past 20 games in front of their home crowd.

The Blues have struggled to light the lamp all season, while the Oilers have two of the most lethal scorers in the world in McDavid and Draisaitl. Edmonton is starting to roll at just the right time, and I don’t see the banged-up Blues slowing them down. Lay the puck line with the red-hot Oilers at home.

  • Pick: Oilers PL (-115)

 

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