Planning on watching today’s Oilers and Bruins game? Catch the action at TD Garden in Boston, MA, as the Bruins hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on NESN. The Oilers are favored by -1.5 goals in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 6.5 goals.

EDMONTON OILERS VS BOSTON BRUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Boston Bruins +1.5

This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.

WHY BET THE BOSTON BRUINS:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Bruins.
  • We like the Bruins on the moneyline (+101)
  • The Bruins are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Oilers Win in Boston?

On the road this season, Edmonton has gone 17-12-0, and they have won three straight road games. In the Western Conference, the Oilers are in 5th place and 2nd in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, they have gone 6-4, and they have won four straight games when favored.

Overall, the Oilers have a record of 37-20-2, and they have won four straight games. Against teams from the Eastern Conference, Edmonton has gone 23-13 this season. In their last three games, the Oilers are 3-0.

On the season, the Oilers have gone 29-30 against the puck line and 25-25 as the favorite. So far, they have 26 wins by multiple goals and an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 4-6 against the puck line.

On the road, Edmonton has gone 13-16 against the puck line and has an average scoring margin of +.2 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Oilers have gone 4-6 vs. the puck line. So far, they have 17 losses by multiple goals.

Games involving Edmonton have an average of 6.5 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.6. In terms of their over/under performance, the Oilers come in with a record of 26-30-3.

Edmonton has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

When looking at their offense, the Oilers have an average of 3.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 7th in the league. This year, the Oilers have recorded a 23-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 14-6 record.

Edmonton’s current leading scorer is Zach Hyman. This season, he has 42 goals, which puts him 3rd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hyman has 19 assists this season.

Boston defense takes on the Oilers ranked 6th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.4 shots per game against Boston. They also are 5th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Stuart Skinner comes into the game having made 43 starts this season. So far, his record is 28-13 and he has a save percentage of 0.917%.

Is a Home Win Possible for Boston?

At home this season, the Bruins have gone 19-7-5 and have won two straight games. In the Eastern Conference, Boston is in second place with 86 points and a record of 36-13-14. Over their last ten games, the Bruins have gone 4-6.

As the underdog, Boston is 6-0-3 this season and has been the underdog in nine games. Against teams in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins have gone 20-14 this season.

At home, the Bruins’ puck line record this season is 15-16, and they are 31-32 overall vs. the puck line. In their last ten home games, Boston is just 2-8 vs. the puck line and 0-5 in their last five at home. Overall, the Bruins have 25 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal.

As the underdog, Boston is 9-0 vs. the puck line this season and 9-0 in their last nine games as the underdog. So far, the Bruins’ average scoring margin as the underdog is at +.8 goals per game. In their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is just 3-7.

The average goal total for Boston’s games is sitting at 6.1. The average over/under line for the season is 5.9. The Bruins come in with an over/under record of 31-32-0.

In their last three road games, Edmonton has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

For their offensive performance, the Bruins come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 8th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. Coming into the game, the Bruins have a 14-1 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 21-11.

Boston’s leading goal scorer is David Pastrnak. So far this season, he has 38 goals, placing him 5th in the NHL. Pastrnak also comes into the game with 52 assists.

Defensively, the Bruins are currently 6th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.4 shots per game against Boston. They also are 5th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Linus Ullmark gets the start and has made 29 starts this season. His record at this point is 16-7, and his save percentage is 0.75%.