The Boston Bruins head out west to Edmonton where they take on the Oilers. The Bruins have dominated the oilers over the past decade and a half winning 13 of the last 14 meetings overall and 5 of the last 6 played in Edmonton.
Head to head Trends
Bruins are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Edmonton.
Bruins are 13-1 in the last 14 meetings overall.
Edmonton Oilers (+125)
The Edmonton Oilers are last in the Pacific Division with just 18 points which is also good for last place overall in the entire NHL. The Oilers have pretty much struggled all season but especially of late winning just 3 of their last 12 games although to be fair most of those games were on the road and a lot of them were also against good teams so maybe not as bad as it would seem.
The Oilers are averaging 2.44 goals per game on offense which is a little low but their biggest problem is defense allowing 3.08 goals per game.
Edmonton Oilers Trends
Oilers are 13-42 in their last 55 vs. a team with a winning record.
Oilers are 5-23 in their last 28 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
Boston Bruins (-135)
The Boston Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division with 27 points 14 points back of the 1st place Montreal Canadians but the Bruins do have 4 less games played then the Canadians and actually with just 22 games played the Bruins have 2-3 games in hand on also every other team in the Eastern Conference.
The Bruins got off to a super slow start this season losing their first 3 games and as a Bruins fan I thought they were going to be absolutely horrible but they turned things around and have been one of the better teams in the league since winning 13 of their last 19 games including their last 5 in a row.
The Bruins have been one of the highest scoring teams in the league all season averaging 3.27 goals per game but what turned around for the Bruins was their defense and mainly goaltender Tukka Rask who has played much better of late.
Boston Bruins Trends
Bruins are 5-0 in their last 5 overall.
Bruins are 62-28 in their last 90 vs. a team with a losing record.
I like the Boston Bruins over the Oilers is this one. The Bruins are red hot right now winning their last 5 games in a row while the Oilers have really struggled especially of late and I don’t see things getting any better for the Oilers anytime soon.
Free Pick: Boston Bruins -135