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Blues vs. Oilers - 1/13/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers (10-24-9) at St. Louis Blues (26-13-3)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)

The Line: St. Louis Blues -289 / Edmonton Oilers +255 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RSNW, FSMW

The Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues square off Tuesday night at the Scottrade Center.

The Edmonton Oilers have split their last four games and begin a four-game road trip. The Oilers are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Edmonton Oilers have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have won three of their last four games when scoring at least three goals overall. Edmonton has three players tied with 11 goals, Justin Schultz has 14 assists and Nail Yakupov has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Ben Scrivens has allowed 92 goals on 891 shots faced and Viktor Fasth has given up 44 goals on 385 shots. The Oilers have lost 12 straight road games.

Blues vs. Oilers - 1/13/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The St. Louis Blues are climbing up the Central with wins in four straight games. The Blues are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored 18 goals in their last three games. The St. Louis Blues have scored five power play goals in their last three games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 23 goals, Alexander Steen has 22 assists and David Backes has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blues are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Brian Elliott has allowed 35 goals on 486 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 50 goals on 506 shots.

The Oilers are 22-53 in their last 75 games playing on 1 days rest and 12-46 in their last 58 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 53-20 in their last 73 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest. The Oilers are 7-19-3 in the last 29 meetings in St. Louis and 3-15 in the last 18 meetings overall.

There's no value on the line at all, so I'm going with the over in this game. The Blues have been on a scoring machine as of late and it's not like the Oilers are great defensively. The Blues may top the over by themselves with the way they've been playing as of late. 

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Over 5.5

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