Bruins vs. Oilers Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/9/23
Edmonton Oilers (35-22-8) vs. Boston Bruins (49-8-5)
March 9, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Bruins -180 / Edmonton Oilers +160; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Edmonton Oilers and the Boston Bruins meet in NHL action from the TD Garden on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Boston is a -180 home favorite while Edmonton is a +160 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 6.5 goals.
For Edmonton, Evander Kane and Ryan Murray are both out until mid-March while Boston has Nick Foligno, Taylor Hall and Matt Filipe are all out indefinitely.
Boston’s 3-2 win back on February 27th, 2023, made it back-to-back wins for the Bruins and five straight wins for the road team in this matchup.
Edmonton is 12-4 in their last 16 games against the Atlantic division and 1-5 in their last 6 games when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win. Boston is 46-12 in their last 58 games overall and 41-14 in their last 55 games against the Pacific division while the under is 10-4-3 in their last 17 games following a win.
I’m backing Boston here. I like this Oilers team offensively, but the Bruins are just as good and I think they have a massive edge on the back end in defense and between the pipes. The Oilers goaltending has been shaky as of late and I think this is just too much for the Oilers to overcome here. Give me the Bruins here.