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As the NHL regular season continues to come to a close, there is a game between two Western Conference foes this Tuesday night as the Edmonton Oilers will travel to the Enterprise Center to take on the St. Louis Blues. Edmonton enters this game with a 32-33-7 record while St. Louis enters this game with a 37-27-8 record.
McDavid Continues To Amaze
This season, the Edmonton Oilers looked to make it back into the NHL postseason behind some elite level talent. However, so far this season, the team has underachieved dramatically as it is still one game under .500 and is most likely not going to make the playoffs. In addition, the team got destroyed by the Vegas Golden Knights in the team’s last game. In that game, Edmonton’s defense was awful as it allowed its opposition to score six goals on 34 shots as Vegas coasted to a 6-3 win. With a road game up next, one should expect Edmonton’s defense to struggle once again.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 18, 2019
The Edmonton Oilers are led by star forward Connor McDavid who has been tremendous this season. Last season, McDavid managed to score 41 goals while compiling 108 total points. This season, he has looked even better as he already has 41 goals along with 105 total points. McDavid is clearly one of the best players in the entire league and he will most likely retire as one of the best to ever play this sport. He is also entering this game off of a nice two-point performance against Vegas in the team’s last game.
Blues Finally Get To Return Home
This season, the St. Louis Blues looked to make it back into the NHL postseason behind some solid players and some quality depth. However, the team started off the season terribly before going on a massive surge which pushed the team into a playoff spot which it still possesses today. However, St. Louis has come back down to earth in the last few games as the team only won one of its three consecutive road games. On the bright side, the team now gets to return home to face an underachieving Oilers teams. With a home game up next, one should expect St. Louis to look more energized in front of the home crowd.
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) March 17, 2019
The St. Louis Blues are led by star forward Ryan O’Reilly who has been tremendous this season. Last season, O’Reilly scored just 24 goals while compiling 61 total points with Buffalo. However, in his first season with the Blues, he has looked even better as he already has 26 goals along with a career-high 69 total points. He is also coming into this game in solid form as he has recorded one point in each of the team’s last two games.
- Blues are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games.
- Blues are 7-2 in their last 9 games as a home favorite.
- Oilers are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Central.
- Oilers are 3-14 in their last 17 vs. a team with a winning record.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Although Edmonton has some elite pieces, St. Louis is the better all-around team and has significantly more depth on its roster than Edmonton. There is a reason why St. Louis is such a large moneyline favorite to win this game and I think that it is warranted based on the recent performances from both teams. Give me the home favorite in this one as a result.
Prediction: St. Louis
Full-Game Total Pick
Anytime, you have a chance to take a total of 5.5 in the NHL this season, I feel like it automatically possesses value. The value is even greater when you get McDavid as he has the ability to dominate any game at the drop of a hat. Edmonton also just gave up six goals in the team’s last game so I can see this game finishing with at least six total goals. Give me the over as a result.
Prediction: Over 5.5