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(12-15-3) St. Louis Blues vs. Edmonton Oilers (18-13-3)
Date: Tuesday, December 18th
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Oilers -175
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The St. Louis Blues go on the road Tuesday which hasn’t been a good thing lately. The Blues are 4-9 in their last 13 road games and are up against an Edmonton team that has won 6 straight on their own ice. 3 of the last 4 Oilers games have been on the road so maybe fatigue catches up to them in this one?
St. Louis Blues
The Blues offense – or lack thereof – is a major reason they’ve set up shop near the basement of the Western Conference this season. Over the last 7 games, St. Louis has been held to 2 goals or less in 5 of them. St. Louis will have to do more with less on Tuesday as they’re up against Edmonton’s top 10 defense in SOG allowed.
If St. Louis has minimal offense in this one it will be up to Jake Allen to keep the talented Edmonton offense at bay. Allen is a 5-3-1 in his last 9 decisions and has allowed 3+ goals in four straight. The Oilers have been clicking a bit on that end of the ice tallying 4+ in 4 of 6 so do we have high scoring affair on our hands (O/U 5.5)
While the Blues are already looking forward to the 2019/20 season, Edmonton sits in 8th place in the Western Conference. They’ve won 5 of 7 but have dropped 2 of the last 3. Things should be better back at Rogers Place as the Oilers have been on the road in 3 of their last 4. Edmonton has won 6 straight on their own ice and 8 of 11 overall.
Mikko Koskinen gets the start in net Tuesday which should be a huge edge for the Oilers. Koskinen has won 6 of his last 8 starts and has held 5 opponents to 2 goals or less over that span.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Oilers are 6-0 their last 6 home games
- Oilers are 7-3 their last 10 vs. the Western Conference
- Oilers are 7-3 in their last 10 on 1 days rest
- Blues are 4-9 their last 13 road games
- Blues are 7-3 their last 10 in Edmonton
Free St. Louis Blues vs. Edmonton Oilers NHL Prediction:
These two teams duked it out on December 5th with the Oilers pulling off a 3-2 SO win. Cam Talbot started in net for Edmonton in that game but Allen was solid for St. Louis stopping 34 of 36 SOG. Edmonton was just -109 ML in that game but they’ll cost more in the rematch.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Edmonton PL -1.5
Three of Edmonton’s last 4 wins have come by two goals or more. It’s worth the ROI to bank on the 2+ goal differential in this one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Edmonton 4 – St. Louis 2
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