The Scottrade Center is playing host a Western Conference showdown as the Edmonton Oilers travel to Missouri to face the St. Louis Blues. The game gets going at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 21 and it can be caught live on NBC Sports Network.
Edmonton Oilers vs. St. Louis Blues Odds
With a -145 moneyline, St. Louis heads into the contest as the heavy favorite. The line for Edmonton sits at +125, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total stand at -105 money on the over and -115 for the under.
Earning 8.1 units for moneyline bettors, St. Louis is 15-6 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, ranked second in the league in this young season, is an improvement over the 46-36 record from last years regular season campaign. Of the teams 21 games this season, 11 have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and none have pushed. So far this year, the teams 7-2 SU at home.
The Blues have converted on just 15.9 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark thats ranked 25th overall in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 26th overall, and theyve successfully killed off 77.9 percent of all penalties.
The Blues, as a collective unit, have been penalized just 3.8 times per game overall this season, 3.8 per game over their last five outings total, and 3.2 per game over their last five home outings. The teams had to defend opposition power plays for just 7.7 minutes per game over their last 10 outings, in total.
Averaging 26.6 saves per game with a .910 save percentage, Jake Allen (11-6-1) has been the primary goalkeeper for St. Louis this season. If head coach Mike Yeo decides to rest him, however, St. Louis might turn to Carter Hutton (4-1-1 record, .943 save percentage, 1.71 goals against average).
The Blue Notes will continue to look for leadership via Brayden Schenn and Jaden Schwartz. Schenn (26 points) has tallied eight goals and 18 assists and has recorded multiple points on seven separate occasions this year. Schwartz has 10 goals and 16 assists to his name and has notched a point in 16 contests.
On the other side of the ice, Edmonton is 7-13 straight up (SU) and has lost 10.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. A total of 11 of its outings have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and just one has pushed. The Oilers are 3-6 SU as a road team this season.
The Oilers have converted on 21.4 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 29th overall and its successfully killed off 74.3 percent of all penalties.
Edmontons players have been whistled for penalties 4.7 times per game this season, and 6.8 per game over their last five contests. The teams been forced to kill penalties an unhealthy 20.8 minutes per game over their last five outings.
Cam Talbot (3.10 goals against average and .903 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Edmonton. Talbot is averaging 27.5 saves per game and owns a 7-11-1 record.
Connor McDavid (10 goals, 15 assists) will lead the attack for the visiting Oilers.
Edmonton Oilers at St. Louis Blues Betting Picks
Predictions: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Over
- The over has hit in three of St. Louis last five games.
- This game features two teams that put the puck on goal a lot. Edmonton has attempted the leagues fifth-most shots on goal (35.0) and St. Louiss attempted the eighth-most (33.3).
- Six of Edmontons last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 2-4 in those games.
- This game features two of the more physical teams in the league. Edmonton skaters have accounted for the leagues second-most hits per game (29.3) while the Blue Notes have recorded the eighth-most (24.3).