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Bruins vs Oilers Prediction, Odds & Player Prop Picks (Feb. 21)

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

Updated Feb 21, 2024 · 5:15 PM PST

Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl against the Boston Bruins
Mar 9, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) controls the puck against Boston Bruins left wing Tomas Nosek (92) during the first period at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Boston Bruins battle the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday, February 21
  • The Wednesday NHL odds price Edmonton as significant home favorites
  • Read below for Bruins vs Oilers prediction, odds, and player props to bet

Two top contenders in the 2024 Stanley Cup odds will face off Wednesday night on TNT. The Boston Bruins travel to Edmonton to take on the Oiler at Rogers Palces, with the puck drop scheduled for 10:00 PM ET.

The Wednesday NHL odds favor the Oilers to win in their home building, pricing Connor McDavid’s team as notable home favorites over Brad Marchand and the B’s. The over/under is set at 6 goals.

Let’s provide you our Bruins vs Oilers prediction, as we analyze the odds and game matchup.

Oilers vs Bruins Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Boston Bruins +1.5 (-225) +115 Over 6 (-120)
Edmonton Oilers -1.5 (+180) -135 Under 6 (+100)

In the Bruins vs Oilers odds, Edmonton is a -135 moneyline favorite, giving them an implied win probability of 58%.


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Bruins-Oilers History

The Bruins and Oilers have played just twice over the past two seasons, with each team winning once. The Oilers beat the Bruins by a 3-2 score on March 9th, 2023 (in Boston), while the Bruins took down the Oilers by a 3-2 score in February of that same year (in Edmonton).

Recent Results

Date Home-Away ML PL O/U
03/09/2023 BOS 2 – EDM 3 EDM +134 EDM +1.5 Under 6.5
02/27/2023 EDM 2 – BOS 3 BOS -120 EDM +1.5 Under 6.5
12/09/2021 EDM 2 – BOS 3 BOS +117 BOS +1.5 Under 6
11/11/2021 BOS 3 – EDM 5 EDM +123 EDM +1.5 Over 6
02/19/2020 EDM 1 – BOS 2 OT BOS -192 EDM +1.5 Under 5.5

The “under” has cashed in three straight meetings, as these teams tend to play tight, low-event matchups despite both possessing plenty of firepower. Neither team reached the 30-shot mark in the two most recent games.

Bruins Betting Analysis

Boston enters Tuesday’s NHL game after defeating the Dallas Stars 4-3 to snap a four-game losing skid. Defenseman Charlie McAvoy picked up two assists and scored the shootout winner, while goalie Jeremy Swayman made 43 saves.


The Bruins’ biggest strength is their defense, which is allowing just 2.64 goals per game. Boston’s elite goalie tandem has played a big part in that success, with Linus Ullmark (.914 sv%) expected to get the call in goal against the Oilers.

David Pastrnak once again paces the Bruins in scoring with 80 points (35 goals) through 56 games, while captain Brad Marchand has 25 goals and 51 points. Boston has the NHL’s 9th-best power play, while boasting the league’s 11th-best penalty kill.

Oilers Betting Analysis

Edmonton comes into Wednesday Night Hockey winners of three of their last four games. The Oilers were last in action Monday against the Arizona Coyotes when Leon Draisaitl had three points to lead the team to a 6-3 road victory.


The Oilers have one of the game’s most electric offenses, averaging 3.56 goals per contest. The blue and orange, of course, feature one of the best players in Connor McDavid, who has netted 21 goals and 83 points through 50 games. Draisaitl has 27 goals and 68 points.

Defensively, Edmonton is giving up 2.88 goals per game, which is 11th best in the NHL. Goaltender Stuart Skinner has established himself as the starter in Edmonton’s crease, posting a 25-12-1 record with a .906 save percentage.

Oilers vs Bruins Player Props

When it comes to the NHL player props, we like targeting Leon Draisaitl to get on the board against Boston. The star German forward has scored eight goals in 15 career games against the B’s, and is heating up with four goals in his past five outings.

  • Player Prop Pick: Leon Draisaitl Anytime Goal (+135)

Oilers vs Bruins Prediction

Over the past several months, not many teams have been more dominant than the Oilers. Heck, oddsmakers even have this team favored in the Stanley Cup odds now. While the Bruins haven’t picked up as many wins lately, the B’s 53.65 xGF% over the past month is top-10 in the league.

The Oilers have even superior numbers in that same span, however, including a 54.56 xGF%. Edmonton also has a notable special teams advantage, with their 26.8% power play facing the Bruins’ 11th-ranked penalty kill (81.4%).

Here are some betting trends to consider before predicting Oilers vs Bruins:

  • Oilers are 9-0 in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference.
  • Oilers are 7-0 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Under is 12-2 in the Oilers’ last 14 games following a win.

We can’t help but love the value on Edmonton. Four of the past five BOS-EDM matchups have been decided by one goal or fewer, and the Oilers have the edge in recent play this time. Furthermore, consider playing the “under,” as it’s cashed in eight of the last nine meetings.

BOS vs EDM Picks:

  • Oilers ML (-135)
  • Under 6 (+100)


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