In their first of three head-to-head meetings this season, the St. Louis Blues and the Edmonton Oilers face off at Rogers Place in a Western Conference showdown. The matchup gets started at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 16, and you will be able to watch the game live on Sportsnet West.
St. Louis Blues at Edmonton Oilers Odds
With a moneyline of -125, Edmonton enters the matchup as the favorite. The line for St. Louis sits at +105 and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total stand at -110 for the over and -110 for the under.
St. Louis is 13-6 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 6.0 units this season. Through 19 regular season matches, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while nine have gone under and none have pushed. This 2017-18 Blues team is 6-4 SU on the road.
St. Louis has converted on 16.4 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 24th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 78.7 percent of its penalties.
The Blue Notes, as a collective unit, have been penalized just 3.7 times per game in the 2017-18 season, and 3.0 per game over its last five road outings. The team has had to kill penalties just 6.0 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
With a .908 save percentage and 26.9 saves per game, Jake Allen (9-6-1) has been the primary option in goal for St. Louis this year. If St. Louis chooses to rest him, however, the team might turn to Carter Hutton (4-1), who has a .943 save percentage and 1.71 goals against average this year.
The visiting Blues have relied on Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko this year. Schwartz has 24 points on 10 goals and 14 assists, and has recorded multiple points six times. Tarasenko has 10 goals and 12 assists to his credit (and has registered a point in 13 games).
On the other side of the rink, Edmonton is 7-11 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 18 regular season outings, 10 of its games have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and just one has pushed. Thus far, the team’s 4-6 SU as the home team.
The Oilers have converted on just 20.0 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 30th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 73.3 percent of all penalties.
Oilers players have been sent to the penalty box 4.1 times per game in total this season, and 2.6 per game over their last five at home. The team’s had to kill penalties 8.7 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Cam Talbot has denied 27.8 shots per game as the top choice in goal for the Oilers. Talbot has seven wins, nine losses, and one overtime loss to his name and has recorded a .912 save percentage and 2.85 goals against average this season.
The home team offense will be led by Connor McDavid (nine goals, 13 assists).
St. Louis Blues vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Over
- The total has gone under in three of Edmonton’s last five games.
- This game features two teams that put the puck on net a lot. St. Louis has taken the league’s 10th-most shots on goal (33.2) and Edmonton has attempted the fourth-most (35.5).
- Over St. Louis’ last ten games, eight of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 5-3 in those games).
- This game features two of the more physical teams in the league. St. Louis skaters have accounted for the fifth-most hits in the league (24.8 per game) while the Oilers have handed the second-most (29.8).