Oilers vs Bruins Prediction NHL Picks 3/5/24

Boston Bruins (36-13-14) vs Edmonton Oilers (37-20-2)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins +100 / Edmonton Oilers -120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers will play the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Edmonton has won four games in a row, while Boston has won two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Oilers vs Bruins prediction.

Oilers Preview

The Edmonton Oilers are 37-20-2 this year after they defeated the Penguins by a score of 6-1 in their last game. Edmonton scored the first six goals in the game, but did allow a goal late in the third to ruin the shutout. The Oilers out shot Pittsburgh by a total of 37-23 and went 0-3 on the power play in the game. Edmonton has also defeated Seattle, St. Louis, and Los Angeles during this four game winning streak. The Oilers are scoring 3.56 goals per game and they are allowing 2.92 goals against per game, while going 26.9% on the power play and 79.5% on the penalty kill. Connor McDavid has led Edmonton with 23 goals, 74 assists, and 191 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Edmonton is Stuart Skinner, who is 28-13-2 this year with a 2.64 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. 

Bruins Preview

The Boston Bruins are 36-13-14 this season after they defeated Toronto by a score of 4-1 in their last game. Boston led 3-0 heading into the third period and they were able to hold off Toronto’s comeback attempt for the win. The Bruins were out shot by a total of 33-27 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. Boston lost to the Islanders by a score of 5-1 in the game prior to Toronto, but did beat Vegas before that. The Bruins are scoring 3.31 goals per game and they are allowing 2.76 goals against per game, while going 23.3% on the power play and 81.4% on the penalty kill. David Pastrnak has led Boston with 38 goals, 49 assists, and 302 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Boston is Linus Ullmark, who is 16-7-6 this year with a 2.80 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. 

Boston Bruins Team Facts

  • The road team has won each of the last seven games between the Oilers and Bruins.
  • The Bruins have covered the puck line in each of their last 10 games as underdogs.
  • The Bruins have won the third period in seven of their last eight games as home underdogs following a road win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Bruins' last four home games.

Edmonton Oilers Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won each of the Oilers' last three games at TD Garden.
  • The Oilers have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last four games as favorites following a home win.
  • The Oilers have won the third period in each of their last four games as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in 13 of the Oilers' last 14 night games.

Boston Bruins Player Prop Facts

  • David Pastrnak has scored a goal in each of the Bruins' last five games against the Oilers at TD Garden.
  • David Pastrnak has recorded at least one assist in eight of the Bruins' last nine games against Pacific Division opponents at TD Garden.
  • Brad Marchand has recorded a point in each of his last seven appearances against the Oilers at TD Garden.
  • Brandon Carlo has recorded two assists against the Maple Leafs this season - most against any opponent.

Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Facts

  • Zach Hyman has scored at least one goal in seven of the Oilers' last eight games.
  • Zach Hyman has recorded at least one point in each of the Oilers' last eight night games.
  • Connor McDavid has recorded at least one assist in each of the Oilers' last 11 games.
  • Zach Hyman ranks T2nd in the league for Goals (42) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Boston Bruins rank 8th in the league in power play percentage this season (23.28%).
  • The Boston Bruins rank 2nd in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (3).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 2nd in the league for shots per game this season (33.6).
  • The Edmonton Oilers are one of only two teams to win 15+ games when tied or trailing after Period 2 this season.

Oilers vs Bruins Betting Prediction

Boston comes into this game after playing Toronto on Monday night, so they will be on a back to back here. The Bruins have struggled over the last couple of weeks, but they are 19-7-5 at home. Edmonton is 17-12-0 on the road and they are on a four game winning streak, allowing just six goals in those four games. Edmonton’s defense has been much improved from past seasons, while their offense is still very high scoring. Outside of last night’s game, I don’t like what I have seen from the Bruins in recent games, so give me the Oilers here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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