Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Analysis & Odds (02/21/2024)

Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Analysis & Odds (02-21-2024)

At the onset of the season, the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins were hot tickets on the NHL betting odds future market. Edmonton got off to a catastrophic start and nearly lost its season before it began. But a coaching change got them back on track, and the Oil is playoff-bound. In like manner, the Bruins are heading to the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Boston wants to atone for its first-round elimination as the top seed in 2023. The Bruins remain one of the most complete teams in the NHL. But Edmonton has the firepower to press them.

Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Information

Date and Time:Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 10 p.m. ET
Location:Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
TV Coverage:TNT
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Bruins+1½ -2106½ -105+125
Oilers-1½ +1756½ -115-145
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Boston Bruins Team Overview

The Boston Bruins are 32-19-11 straight up and 26-29 over/under the sportsbook total. Also, Boston is 2nd in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Boston is one point behind the Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Late on, Boston has covered one out of their last six games. While the Bruins have gone under the total in two of its previous ten matchups.

Boston has NHL rankings of 11th for goals scored and 19th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Bruins have NHL rankings of 4th for goals against and 9th for penalty killing.

First among Boston scorers is RW David Pastrnak. Pasta has 34 goals, 44 assists, 78 points, and a +20. LW Brad Marchand adds 25 goals, 25 assists, and 50 points. D Charlie McAvoy has produced eight goals, 27 assists, 35 points, and a +14.

Goaltenders Jeremy Swayman (.921 save percentage) and Linus Ullmark (.915 save percentage) have again been effective. Also, Swayman has three shutouts, and Ullmark has one.

Edmonton Oilers Team Overview

The Edmonton Oilers are 32-18-1 straight up and 22-26 over/under the NHL betting total. Also, Edmonton 3rd in the Pacific Division playoff standings. Edmonton is 15 points behind the Vegas Golden Knights in the Pacific Division playoff race. Late on Edmonton has covered seven out of their last ten games. At the same time, the Oilers have gone over the total in four of its previous five matchups.

Edmonton has NHL rankings of 4th for goals scored and 3rd for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Oilers have NHL rankings of 12th for goals against and 14th for penalty killing.

First among Edmonton scorers is C Connor McDavid with 21 goals, 59 assists, 80 points and a +20. C Leon Draisaitl adds 26 goals, 37 assists, and a +12. D Evan Bouchard has 12 goals, 36 assists, 48 points and a +10.

First goaltender Stuart Skinner has a .906 save percentage and a 2.56 goals against average with two shutouts.

Bruins at Oilers SBG Free Picks

Late on, the Bruins have covered five of their last nine games in this series. Eight of the last nine matchups between Boston and Edmonton went under the total. Specifically at Edmonton, Boston got the money in four of their last five visits. All five of those games went under the total. In this situation, the Bruins will offer more value as the superior road team. Since the All-Star break, Edmonton has cooled off and will be an overlay.

Bruins at Oilers SBG Best Bet: Boston Bruins.

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