Edmonton Oilers Will Stay Hot at Home and Beat Boston Bruins on Wednesday

  • What: Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers
  • Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  • Location: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
  • How to Watch: TNT, MAX

Two NHL clubs looking to make deep runs in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs meet tonight when the Boston Bruins visit the Edmonton Oilers. The Bruins are the top team in the Eastern Conference with a 33-12-11 record, while the Oilers are in third place in the Pacific Division with a mark of 33-18-1.

The Bruins enter tonight’s matchup with a 4-4-2 record in their past 10 games. The team ended a four-game losing skid on Monday at home against the Dallas Stars. Tonight’s matchup against the Oilers is the first game of a four-game Western Conference road swing for Boston. The Bruins are 15-5-6 on the road this season.

The Oilers have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL since November 24. The club’s record since then is 28-6-0. Edmonton is on a two-game winning streak. The club has a home record of 17-6-1 in 2024

Before we look at the betting breakdown for tonight’s NHL matchup between the Boston Bruins and the Edmonton Oilers, check out our betting picks to win the 2024 Stanley Cup and our tips for betting on the NHL.

Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers betting picks – February 21, 2024

BetOnline ReviewPuck LineMoney LineTotal
Boston Bruins+1.5 (-220)+119Ov 6.5 (+100)
Edmonton Oilers-1.5 (+190)-134Un 6.5 (-116)

Boston Bruins betting breakdown

Team defense has been one of the keys for the Boston Bruins. The team has given up 150 goals on the season, which is the third-fewest goals allowed in the Eastern Conference. Boston has allowed those goals on 31.3 shots allowed per game, which is the 10th highest shots allowed per game in the league. Boston’s goal differential of plus-39 ranks second in the Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 13th in average goals scored per game with 3.32 on the 19th most shots taken per game at 30.1.

David Pastrnak is the offensive leader of the Bruins. The winger has a team-leading 80 points. Pastrnak also leads the club in goals (35) and assists (45). Pastrnak is fourth in the NHL in scoring on the season. He is on pace to set a career-high in points. Brad Marchand is second in team scoring with 51 points (25 goals, 26 assists).

Boston’s goaltending duo of Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman have split time in net for the Bruins, and both are playing well. The duo has combined for a 2.64 goals against average and a .918 save percentage. The two have alternated starts over the past eight games, with Swayman getting the nod in the team’s most recent outing.

Boston is No. 9 in the NHL in power play (23.4 percent) and 11th on the penalty kill (81.4 percent).

Boston BruinsTO BEAT EDMONTON OILERS
★★★★★
+115
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Edmonton Oilers betting breakdown

Many pundits had the Edmonton Oilers picked to win the Pacific Division. Those picks seemed off the mark when the club opened the season with just two wins in their first 11 games. However, the Oilers have bounced back from that horrific start, and they might be the best team in the league since they ended a three-game losing skid on November 22. The team’s fortunes turned shortly after replacing head coach Jay Woodcroft with Kris Knoblauch.

It’s not a shock to see Connor McDavid as the team’s leading scorer with 83 points and Leon Draisaitl as the second-leading scorer (68 points), but seeing Zach Hyman as the leading goal scorer on the club with 33 markers is a surprise. The 31-year-old Hyman had a career-high 36 goals in 2023. If he continues at his current pace, he will score 52 goals in 2024. McDavid leads the team with 62 assists. McDavid is third in NHL scoring in 2024 and first in the league in assists.

Starting goalie Stuart Skinner has played 39 games for the Oilers in 2024. He has a 25-12-1 record to go with a 2.57 goals against and a .906 save percentage.

The Oilers are fourth in the NHL in power play percentage at 26.8, and 16th on the penalty kill at 79.4 percent. Edmonton scores the fifth most goals per game at 3.56 and gives up the 11th fewest goals, averaging 2.88 goals allowed per game. The Oilers take the fourth most shots per game (33.3) and allow the third-fewest per game (28.1).

Edmonton OilersTO BEAT BOSTON BRUINS
★★★★★
-135
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Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers betting trends

The Bruins and Oilers met twice in 2023. The teams went 1-1 in those games with each team winning 3-2. The Bruins and Oilers have combined to score more than seven goals only once in their past 10 meetings, in a game took place in 2021.

The Oilers have a 29-14 record when they have been the betting favorites this season. Meanwhile, the Bruins have scored upsets in four of the six games where they entered as the betting underdogs.

Boston BruinsTO BEAT EDMONTON OILERS
★★★★☆
+115
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Best bets for Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers

With the way the Oilers are playing, it’s difficult to pick against them. They have not lost at home since they fell 5-1 to the Florida Panthers on December 16. The betting pick is for the Edmonton Oilers to beat the Boston Bruins.

Edmonton OilersTO BEAT BOSTON BRUINS
★★★★★
-134
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History tells us this game will not be a high-scoring affair. The betting pick is for the Bruins and Oilers to combine for under 6.5 goals.

Boston Bruins and Edmonton OilersTO COMBINE FOR FEWER THAN 6.5 GOALS
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-116
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