Oilers vs Blues Prediction NHL Picks 2/15/24

St. Louis Blues (28-22-2) vs Edmonton Oilers (31-17-1)

Game Info: Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues +104 / Edmonton Oilers -128 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at the Enterprise Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Oilers vs Blues prediction.

Oilers Bounce Back in a Big Way

Two games ago against the Los Angeles Kings, the Oilers failed to score any goals and that led to the defeat. In the last game against the Detroit Red Wings though, the offense scored eight goals and they ended up winning by four goals. The Oilers are averaging 3.51 goals while their defense is giving up 2.81 goals per game. The offense is ranked 4th while the defense is ranked 9th. In this game, the defense is going to need to have a huge game. Connor McDavid has scored 21 goals and added 56 assists. 

Blues Offense Looks to be Better

The Blues offense has been a bit inconsistent. Two games ago against the Montreal Canadiens, the Blues were able to secure the 7-2 victory. In the last game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Blues scored one goal and they ended up losing by three. The Blues are averaging 2.89 goals while their defense is giving up 3.06 goals per game. The offense is ranked 26th, while the defense is ranked 15th. Robert Thomas has scored 18 goals and added 39 assists so far this season. 

St. Louis Blues Player Prop Facts

  • Pavel Buchnevich has scored at least one goal in each of the Blues' last three games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Brayden Schenn has recorded at least one point in each of his last nine appearances with his team as an underdog against the Oilers.
  • Robert Thomas has recorded at least one assist in each of the Blues' last seven games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Pavel Buchnevich has the equal-most Shorthanded Goals for the Blues this season (2).

Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Facts

  • Leon Draisaitl has scored a goal in five of the Oilers' last six games against Central Division opponents.
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has recorded at least one point in each of the Oilers' last six Thursday games.
  • Connor McDavid has recorded at least one assist in six of the Oilers' last seven games against Central Division opponents.
  • Connor McDavid ranks T1st in the league for Assists (56) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The St. Louis Blues rank 25th in the league for goals per game this season (2.88).
  • The St. Louis Blues rank T2nd in the league in short handed goals this season (11).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 3rd in the league in power play percentage this season (26.53%).
  • The Edmonton Oilers are one of three teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.

Oilers vs Blues Betting Prediction

The Blues are averaging 2.89 goals and they are going to struggle to get the offense going here. The Oilers are averaging 3.51 goals, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Look for the Oilers to score at least five goals, and they are going to get the job done here. The Blues aren’t going to be keeping up here. Back the Oilers on the puck line to cash here. 

Shane’s Pick Oilers -1.5

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