A quiet night in the NHL brings us a matchup between the Oilers and Blues as Edmonton kicks off a three-game road trip with a bout in St. Louis this evening. The Oilers have slowed their roll significantly since their lightning-fast start and have now dropped five of their last seven games.
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- Connor McDavid has just one point in his last 4 games.
- The Oilers are 1-10 in their last 11 games on the road against the Blues.
- The Blues are 4-1 in their last 5 games at home against teams with losing records.
McDavid is the kind of player who can single-handedly win a game for his team. When he’s not scoring, however, the Oilers attack is fairly toothless. Edmonton has scored more than three goals just once in the last eight games and No. 97 has only one goal in that span. The positive for tonight is that the Oilers’ 19-year-old superstar had two points in his only matchup against St. Louis this season in what was coincidentally a win for Edmonton.
The Blues have been on a bit of a slide themselves and are starting to lose ground in the Central Division after getting within a few points of the Blackhawks. Their loss to Chicago on Saturday marked just the fifth time they’ve dropped a contest at home this year and if they lose to the Oilers tonight, it will be the second time all season they’ve dropped consecutive home decisions.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Edmonton Oilers opened as 131 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark , including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2.9-2.5 win for the Blues on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Edmonton Oilers vs St. Louis Blues Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Edmonton Oilers will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 16-12-5 this season, while the Blues are 17-11-4. Edmonton is 13-16-2 on the totals; St. Louis is 10-12-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Edmonton injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 2 (St. Louis Blues) and the No. 13 (Edmonton Oilers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Blues No. 12-ranked offense (2.84 goals per game) against a Edmonton Oilers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.73 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 21.9% rate while the Oilers have a 83.17% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Edmonton won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Jets on December 11. Bettors who backed the Oilers at -158 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Wild on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -121 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
- Edmonton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Edmonton is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- Edmonton is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
- Edmonton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- St. Louis is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
- St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- St. Louis is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
- St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Edmonton at Arizona, Wednesday, December 21st
St. Louis at Dallas, Tuesday, December 20th