Looking to win big? The Oilers and Blues face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Blues are hosting the game at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO. The Oilers come into this Western conference matchup as the -1.5 goal favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 6.5 goals.

EDMONTON OILERS VS ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING PICK

The Pick: St. Louis Blues +1.5

This game will be played at Enterprise Center at 9:00 ET on Monday, April 1st.

WHY BET THE ST. LOUIS BLUES:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-2 win for the Blues.
  • We like the Blues on the moneyline (+161)
  • The Blues are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will Edmonton Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?

On the season, the Oilers have gone 45-23-4, putting them in 4th place in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, Edmonton has gone 7-3, and they come into this game on a three-game winning streak. When playing on the road this season, the Oilers have gone 20-15-1.

When favored this season, Edmonton has gone 41-18-4, and they have won each of their last three games as the favorite. Against other Western Conference teams, the Oilers have gone 26-14 this season.

When favored, the Oilers have gone 30-33 on the puck line this season. So far, Edmonton has 31 wins by multiple goals and has gone 34-38 on the puck line overall. Their average scoring differential this year is +.8 goals per game.

As the favorite, the Oilers have gone 14-22 against the puck line on the road, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.1 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the team’s puck line record is 3-7, and they have dropped three straight games vs. the puck line on the road.

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 32-37-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Edmonton has an puck line record of 0-3 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

The Oilers come into the game scoring an average of 3.6 goals per game, putting them 4th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 5th in the league. In terms of the Oilers’ offense during power plays, they are 5th in power play goals and 11th in shorthanded goals.

Edmonton’s leading scorer is Zach Hyman. So far, he has 52 goals which is 2nd in the NHL. Hyman also comes into the game with 20 assists.

In terms of defense, the Blues head into the game ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.9 shots per game against St. Louis. So far, they are 20th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. St. Louis, goalie Stuart Skinner has started 51 games in this season. His current record is 33-14, and his save percentage stands at 0.919%.

Can the St. Louis Offense Score Enough at Home?

St. Louis enters the game with an overall record of 39-30-4, which puts them in 5th place in the Central Division and 9th in the Western Conference. At home, the Blues have gone 22-13-2 this season, and they have been the underdog in 55 of their 73 games.

Over their last ten games, St. Louis has gone 7-3, and they have gone 3-2 over their last five games. In their previous three games, the Blues have gone 1-2.

As the underdog, the Blues have gone 36-19 against the puck line this season, including covering in seven straight games. Overall, St. Louis has gone 44-29 against the puck line.

On the year, the Blues have 24 wins by multiple goals and 15 wins by just one goal. Their average scoring margin for the season sits at -0.1 goals per game.

This season, St. Louis’ games are averaging 5.9 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Blues currently have an over/under record of 30-36-7.

Across their three previous road games, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.

Offensively, the Blues come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 24th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Blues offense is 24th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 3rd in the NHL.

St. Louis’ leading scorer is Pavel Buchnevich. So far, he has 26 goals which is 51st in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Buchnevich has 32 assists this season.

Defensively, the Blues are currently 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.9 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 20th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Jordan Binnington comes into the game having made 49 starts this season. So far, his record is 26-18 and he has a save percentage of 0.955%.