Bruins vs. Oilers Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Wednesday, Feb. 21

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We have your Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Boston Bruins hit the road to face the Edmonton Oilers.

The Edmonton Oilers (33-18-1) are set to host the Boston Bruins (33-12-11) in a high-stakes showdown at Rogers Place. With both teams boasting impressive records and fighting for playoff positioning, this matchup promises to be a clash of NHL titans.

Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds Info

Moneyline: Boston Bruins +120 (DraftKings) / Edmonton Oilers -137 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Boston Bruins -218 (DraftKings) / Edmonton Oilers +180 (DraftKings)

Total: 6.5 – -120 (DraftKings) / +100 (DraftKings)

Game Info

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21

Time: 10:00 PM

Location: Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB


Boston Bruins Betting Trends

  • This season, the Boston Bruins have hit 27 overs and 29 unders.
  • On the road this season, the Boston Bruins have hit 14 overs and 12 unders.
  • As the underdog this season, the Boston Bruins have hit 3 overs and 3 unders.

Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends

  • This season, the Edmonton Oilers have hit 26 overs and 26 unders.
  • At home this season, the Edmonton Oilers have hit 12 overs and 12 unders.
  • As the favorite this season, the Edmonton Oilers have hit 21 overs and 24 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last three seasons, the Boston Bruins and the Edmonton Oilers have faced off four times, with each team securing two victories apiece. Interestingly, the visiting team has emerged victorious in all four encounters, indicating a trend where home-ice advantage did not play a significant role. When it comes to betting statistics, the Oilers have proven to be the better bet, covering the spread in three out of the four games, while the Bruins have only managed to do so once. In terms of the over-under totals, bettors favoring the under would have been pleased, as three out of the four games resulted in an under, with only one game going over the total score line. Other notable statistics from these matchups include a consistent over-under line of 6 or 6.5, with the total score never exceeding 8. The Oilers and Bruins have shown a relatively even distribution of shots on goal, hits, and faceoff outcomes, with neither team dominating these aspects consistently across the games.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on March 9, 2023, where the Edmonton Oilers edged out the Boston Bruins with a 3-2 victory. Despite the Bruins starting strong with a 2-0 lead in the first period, thanks to goals from Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak, the Oilers mounted a comeback with Evan Bouchard scoring in the second period and Ryan McLeod tying the game in the third. Darnell Nurse delivered the game-winning goal late in the third period for the Oilers. The Oilers showcased a solid defensive performance with 13 blocked shots and a physical presence with 31 hits. The Bruins, on the other hand, had a slightly better faceoff win percentage at 53.1% and registered more shots on goal with 28. The goaltending matchup saw Stuart Skinner for the Oilers posting a save percentage of 0.929, while Jeremy Swayman of the Bruins had a save percentage of 0.864. The game concluded with the Oilers as the underdog victors, having entered with a closing moneyline of +126 compared to the Bruins’ -154.

Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers Predictions

The Oilers come into this game riding a two-game winning streak, looking to leverage their home-ice advantage against the Bruins, who are on a one-game winning streak themselves. Edmonton’s offense has been firing on all cylinders, led by the league’s top scorer, Connor McDavid, who has been a consistent threat all season. The Oilers’ power play, ranking among the best in the league, will be a key factor in this game. On the flip side, the Bruins, with a solid road record, will rely on their balanced scoring and the exceptional play of David Pastrnak, who leads the team in goals and points.

Defensively, both teams have had their struggles but have shown the ability to tighten up when it matters. The Oilers will look to improve their penalty kill, which has been a weak spot throughout the season. Meanwhile, the Bruins will count on their goaltending, which has been a strength, to keep them in the game. The matchup between Edmonton’s high-powered offense and Boston’s sturdy defense will be one to watch, as it could very well decide the outcome of the game.

This game also features a battle between two of the NHL’s top wingers: Edmonton’s Zach Hyman and Boston’s David Pastrnak. Both players have been instrumental in their team’s success this season, and their performance in this game could be a difference-maker. With the Oilers looking to secure a higher seed in the Pacific Division and the Bruins aiming to climb the Atlantic Division standings, the stakes couldn’t be higher. This game is not just about the two points in the standings; it’s a potential playoff preview and a test of each team’s championship mettle.

Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers Pick

Considering the historic head-to-head trends between the Boston Bruins and the Edmonton Oilers, the under has been the more common outcome, with three out of the four previous games not surpassing the total score line. This trend, coupled with the current over-under line set at 6.5, suggests a continuation of this pattern. Both teams have demonstrated the ability to play tight, defensive games when matched against each other, and with the stakes high for playoff positioning, a more cautious and strategic approach is likely to be employed by both sides. Additionally, the goaltending matchup features strong netminders who have the capability to keep the game low-scoring, further supporting the under pick.

While the Oilers boast a potent offense led by Connor McDavid, the Bruins’ defensive play and goaltending have been solid, especially on the road. The Bruins’ recent trend of hitting the under in four out of their last five games adds weight to the expectation of a lower-scoring affair. Moreover, the Oilers’ penalty kill, despite its struggles, will be put to the test against the Bruins’ power play, potentially leading to crucial kills that keep the score down. Taking into account these factors, along with the pressure of the playoff race, it’s reasonable to anticipate a game where defense takes precedence, making the under a compelling pick for this matchup.

The Pick: Under 6.5 -120 (DraftKings)

Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Boston Bruins

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Charlie McAvoy Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -166 +130 2.2 1.97
Pavel Zacha Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -166 +130 2.0 2.00

Edmonton Oilers

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Evander Kane Shots On Goal 2.5 8/10 -135 +105 3.1 3.16
Connor McDavid Assists 0.5 7/10 -195 +150 1.9 1.71
Leon Draisaitl Assists 0.5 8/10 -130 +100 1.3 1.20