Edmonton Oilers vs. St. Louis Blues

Hitchcock Returns to St. Louis Leading the Oil with NHL Betting Odds

December 4, 2018 NHL Hockey, Sportsbook

Just a couple of years ago Ken Hitchcock was behind the St. Louis Blues bench in charge of what was considered a top contender.  However, Hitchcock was fired a couple of months later and things have never been the same since.  Last year Hitch led the Dallas Stars to a tremendous start and stunning fall.  He retired after the team failed to make the playoffs.  St. Louis has become a flop with the NHL betting online since Hitchcock departed.  Further, the Blues are now on their third coach in two years.  St. Louis is one of the NHL’s worst teams.

Edmonton Oilers vs. St. Louis Blues

Date and Time:  Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 8 p.m. ET

Location:  Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri

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Oilers vs. Blues TV Coverage: NBCSN

Edmonton Oilers

Ken Hitchcock never planned to coach again.  But when the Edmonton Oilers called, he simply couldn’t resist.  Despite their NHL Betting online struggles the Oilers are young, talented and with vast potential.  Edmonton has picked up the pace as they learn their new style.  To show the Oilers won three of their last four with three of those games staying under.  At the beginning of the Hitchcock regime is the need for improved offense.  Edmonton ranks 27th for goal scoring and 16th for goals against.  Specifically, The Oil is 13-11-2 and fifth in the Pacific Division.

St. Louis Blues

St. Louis has a sportsbook record of 9-13-3 which puts them in the Central Division basement.  Most important of all, the recent coaching change to Craig Berube has made no difference at all.  As a matter of fact, The Note has lost six of their last eight games.  Also, they have gone under the total in four of their last five.

Stats to Consider

Edmonton has had their share of struggles on enemy ice recently.  To show the Oilers have failed to cover six of their last seven games away from home.  Just two of their last eight games on road ice have gone under the total.  Balanced against that is the up and down value of the Blues on home ice.  Consider that St. Louis has paid in five of their last nine games at Enterprise Center.  Four of the Blues last six home games have gone under the total.

Team vs. Team

Edmonton has had the recent advantage head to head with St. Louis.  To illuminate the Oilers have won five of their last seven games against the Blues.  Five of the last six meetings between these teams have gone under the total.  Additionally, at Enterprise center the Oilers have had recent success.  Edmonton has come away with the cash in two of their last three trips to St. Louis.  And three of the last four between these teams in the Gateway City have gone under the total.

Matchup to Watch

Edmonton rates the NHL betting online matchup advantage as a team in much better form.  Further, they will boast the best player on the ice in McDavid.  In like manner the Blues are a mess with no signs of immediate improvement.

 Oilers vs. Blues NHL Betting Online Picks

Edmonton should give Hitchcock a Happy Homecoming!

Oilers vs. Blues NHL Betting Online Pick:  Edmonton Oilers

Oilers vs. Blues NHL Betting Online Series Prediction:  Oilers 3, Blues 2

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