Oilers vs. Blues - 3/16/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (41-21-9) at Edmonton Oilers (27-38-7)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers / St. Louis Blues --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Blues and Edmonton Oilers square off Wednesday night at the Rexall Place.
The St. Louis Blues hope to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 33 goals, Alexander Steen has 30 assists and David Backes has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 95 goals on 1,186 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 65 goals on 920 shots. Allen has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Edmonton Oilers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 22 goals, Jordan Eberle has 20 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 115 goals on 1,409 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 10 goals on 85 shots. Talbot has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-2 in their last 10 road games. The Oilers are 28-57 in their last 85 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-8 in their last 9 home games. The Blues are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Edmonton and 37-18-4 in the last 59 meetings overall.
The Blues are on a roll right now, which includes eight wins in their last 10 road games. The Blues have also owned the struggling Oilers as of late, which includes six straight wins in Edmonton. I have no choice but to side with the road team here.