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Boston Bruins vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction 3-5-24 Picks

Edmonton Oilers (37-20-2) vs. Boston Bruins (36-13-14)
March 5, 2024 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Bruins -135 / Edmonton Oilers +110; Over/Under: +6
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The Edmonton Oilers and the Boston Bruins meet in NHL action from the TD Garden on Tuesday night. Who comes out on top in this inter-conference battle of NHL heavyweights? Let’s dive in and find out with our Oilers vs. Bruins Prediction.

Edmonton Oilers Team Preview

The Edmonton Oilers come into this one looking to build on their four-game win streak after a 6-1 win over Pittsburgh last time out. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 97 points including a team-high 74 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 78 points with 30 goals and 48 assists. Zach Hyman has 61 points with a team-high 42 goals while Evan Bouchard has 58 points with 15 goals and 43 assists as well. Evander Kane has 36 points with 21 goals and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 55 points with 36 assists this season. Stuart Skinner is 28-13-2 with a 2.64 GAA and a .905 save percentage while Calvin Pickard is 8-3 with a 2.40 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season.

Edmonton Oilers Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won six of the Oilers’ last seven games at TD Garden.
  • The Oilers have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last four games following a home win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in 16 of the Oilers’ last 17 games as favorites.
  • The Oilers have won the third period in each of their last four games against Atlantic Division opponents.

Boston Bruins Team Preview

The Boston Bruins come into this one looking to build on a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in their last matchup. David Pastrnak leads the Bruins in scoring with 90 points including a team-high 38 goals and 52 assists while Brad Marchand has 54 points with 26 goals and 28 assists. Charlie Coyle has 51 points with 21 goals and 30 assists while Charlie McAvoy has 42 points with 33 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 38 points with 11 goals and 27 assists. Jeremy Swayman’s gone 20-6-8 with a 2.49 GAA and a .921 save percentage for the Bruins in goal while Linus Ullmark is 16-7-6 with a 2.80 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season. The Bruins will face the Maple Leafs, Penguins, and Blues after this game.

Boston Bruins Team Facts

  • The Bruins have won each of their last five games as home underdogs.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Bruins’ last 12 games.
  • The Bruins have won the third period in each of their last six games as home underdogs following a road win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in each of the Bruins’ last five home games against Pacific Division opponents.

Oilers vs. Bruins Prediction

I’m on the under here. I get that when you see Oilers and Bruins on the marquee, the initial instinct is to look for goals, but the Oilers are once again playing solid defense and the goaltending’s been stellar over the course of this win streak, and despite some struggles, I think the Bruins still have one of the best goaltending tandems in the NHL with Swayman and Ullmark, with the latter likely starting on Tuesday. I think this has potential to be a tight, defensive battle, with the first to 3 winning. Give me the under in this showcase matchup.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 6

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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