2024 NHL Predictions: Oilers vs. Bruins Odds, Line, Score for Feb. 21 – Expert Computer Model Picks

The Edmonton Oilers are set to host the Boston Bruins in a highly anticipated NHL matchup with both teams having strong playoff aspirations, featuring Edmonton as the favorite according to SportsLine’s odds and projections.

It’s game time, folks. This Wednesday, the Edmonton Oilers are squaring off against the Boston Bruins. And let me tell you, both teams are eyeing those NHL playoff spots pretty hard. Edmonton’s sitting pretty at sixth in the Western Conference. They’ve racked up 67 points with a solid 33-18-1 record. Boston? They’re not too far behind, holding third in the East with a 33-12-11 mark. This matchup? It’s the first of two this season. And historically, these teams have been neck and neck, splitting the season series for the last five years.

The puck drops at 10 p.m. ET at Rogers Place. Odds are leaning towards Edmonton as the -146 favorite. But don’t count Boston out just yet—they’re coming in as a +122 underdog. Thinking about the score? The over/under’s set at 6.5 goals. And if you’re feeling adventurous, Edmonton’s also favored on the puck line at -1.5 (+174).

But hey, before you go placing any bets, you might wanna check out what SportsLine’s Projection Model has to say. This thing simulates every NHL game 10,000 times, considering all sorts of factors. And it’s been pretty spot-on, boasting a 24-19 record on top-rated money-line picks as we enter Week 20 of the 2023-24 season.

Now, onto why the Oilers might just take this one. After a shaky start, they went on a wild 16-game winning streak from Dec. 21 to Jan. 27. They’ve slowed down a bit, winning four of their last seven, but they’re coming off a strong 6-3 win against the Coyotes. Evander Kane? Scored twice. Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid? They’re on fire, with McDavid leading the NHL in assists (62).

But don’t sleep on the Bruins. They snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Dallas Stars. Jesper Boqvist and Charlie McAvoy were on point, and David Pastrnak? He’s been lighting it up, now on a four-game point streak. And let’s not forget, this is Boston’s first road game since Jan. 27. They’ve been pretty solid away from home.

So, what’s the smart bet here? SportsLine’s model is leaning towards the Over, predicting a total of 7.6 goals. And it’s got a pick for which side of the money line holds all the value. But you’ll have to check out SportsLine to see which side that is.

Who’s gonna clinch this one, Oilers or Bruins? For the answer to that and which side of the money line is a must-back, head over to SportsLine. They’ve run the numbers 10,000 times, so you know they’ve got some insights worth checking out.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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