We're here to help you 24/7 TOLL FREE
support@betnow.eu Forgot Password?

St. Louis Blues vs. Edmonton Oilers 2/28/24 NHL Betting Picks

St. Louis Blues vs. Edmonton Oilers 2/28/24 – In the upcoming NHL regular season face-off, the St. Louis Blues (30-25-2) are set to clash with the Edmonton Oilers (33-20-2) at Rogers Place, promising an electrifying match for hockey enthusiasts and bettors alike. With the game scheduled for Wednesday, this matchup is a pivotal point for both teams as they strive for playoff positioning. This analysis aims to provide you with a comprehensive hockey betting prediction daily, focusing on each team’s strengths, weaknesses, and the current betting landscape.

St. Louis Blues vs. Edmonton Oilers 2/28/24

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 8:30 PM ET

Where: Rogers Place


Stream: NHL.TV

St. Louis Blues vs. Edmonton Oilers 2/28/24 Betting Odds:

+1.5 -135
o6.5 +103
-1.5 +110
u6.5 -117
Bet Now on this Game

Jordan Binnington vs. Stuart Skinner

Blues veteran netminder Jordan Binnington has struggled to find consistency this season. In 41 games played, Binnington has posted a 20-16-2 record along with a 2.93 goals against average. He’s faced 1237 shots and made 1124 saves for a .909 save percentage. Binnington will need to be at the top of his game against the Oilers’ offensive firepower. 

For Edmonton, young goalie Stuart Skinner has exceeded expectations as the starter. Skinner has gone 25-13-2 in 41 contests with a 2.66 GAA and .901 save percentage. The inexperienced Skinner could be tested often by the Blues’ scoring depth. This goaltending matchup could be a decisive factor in the outcome of this important Western Conference tilt.

Blues’ Top Forwards vs. Oilers’ Defense

The St. Louis Blues will be looking to their top offensive weapons to try and break through against the Edmonton defense. Center Robert Thomas is having a career year, leading the Blues in scoring with 19 goals and 46 assists for 65 points. The playmaking pivot utilizes his speed and vision to generate offense. Winger Pavel Buchnevich is second on the team with 22 goals and 24 assists, good for 46 points. The Russian sniper has a lethal shot and quick release that he uses effectively on the power play. And Jordan Kyrou has built on his breakout campaign last season, notching 19 goals and 26 assists for 45 points from the center position. The talented Kyrou can fly up and down the ice, creating breakaways and odd-man rushes. This skilled trio of forwards will need to be at their best to solve an Oilers defense that has been inconsistent at times.

Oilers’ Top Forwards vs. Blues’ Defense

As always, the Edmonton attack starts with the league’s top duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. McDavid is making a case for his 3rd MVP award, leading the NHL with an astounding 89 points, including 21 goals and 68 assists. His unparalleled speed and stickhandling ability allow him to take over any game. Linemate Draisaitl is right behind him with 71 points on 28 goals and 43 assists. The German big man combines size, skill and hockey IQ to dominate down low. Shutting down these two offensive juggernauts will be the top priority for St. Louis blueliners like Colton Parayko, Nick Leddy and Justin Faulk. If the Blues have any hope of containing the Oilers attack, their defense must find a way to limit the damage from McDavid and Draisaitl.

NHL Betting Odds: TBD, Over/Under: TBD

Although the betting odds are yet to be determined, this matchup presents intriguing prospects. Based on both teams’ recent performances and head-to-head statistics, bettors should keep a close eye on the moneyline and over/under once the odds are released.


St. Louis Blues Betting Trends

Blues are 2-3 in their last 5 games.
St. Louis Blues are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Blues are 14-14 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 0 of Blues’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 14 of Blues’ 29 last games at home.

Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends

Oilers are 2-3 in their last 5 games.
Edmonton Oilers are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Oilers are 13-15 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Oilers’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 13 of Oilers’ 27 last games at home.

St. Louis Blues vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Picks

Given both teams’ offensive capabilities and goaltenders’ play, this matchup promises to be close. While the Oilers might hold an edge thanks to home advantage and offensive stars like McDavid and Draisaitl, Blues’ resilience and strategic play must not be underrated.

Bettors looking to back the Oilers should prioritize finding value on the moneyline given their depth and home record, while leaning towards over betting as both teams exhibit offensive trends.

This prediction favors the Oilers given their offensive firepower and performance at home. Bettors should monitor official betting odds as well as prop bets relating to game’s top scorers to add extra value for wagers placed; consult premier betting websites for up-to-date odds and insights if planning on placing bets.

Score Prediction: Oilers 4, Blues 3.