Edmonton Oilers vs. Boston Bruins - 2/19/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Boston Bruins (37-11-12) at Edmonton Oilers (32-21-6)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +144 / Boston Bruins -160 --- Over/Under: 6
The Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Boston Bruins look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 26.2 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 42 goals, Brad Marchand has 51 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 176 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 69 goals on 997 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 63 goals on 809 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed two or less goals in nine of their last 10 games.
The Edmonton Oilers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 29.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 34 goals, Connor McDavid has 51 assists and James Neal has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 86 goals on 893 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 85 goals on 957 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Bruins are 41-15 in their last 56 games playing on 2 days rest, 51-21 in their last 72 games following a win and 9-1 in their last 10 overall. The Oilers are 6-2 in their last 8 home games, 8-3 in their last 11 games as an underdog and 17-35 in their last 52 games as a home underdog. The under is 4-1 in Bruins last 5 road games. The over is 4-1-1 in Oilers last 6 home games. The Bruins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings.
The Boston Bruins are one of the hotter teams in the league with a defense that allows nothing easy, and they're tough to bet against when playing this well. However, the Edmonton Oilers are playing impressive hockey in their own right and have won eight of the last 10 games against the Bruins. The fact we're getting decent sized plus money with the Oilers in this spot seems like a trap. Either way, I really like the Oilers at this price based on history and current form.