NHL betting bettors find the Edmonton Oilers to be one of the least appealing teams on the board and a team that is dangerous to bet hockey with.
The Edmonton Oilers will host the Boston Bruins on Sunday night with a start time of 8 PM ET. Be sure and open your account at Sports Gambling for side and total odds on this inter-conference matchup.
Boston had a record of 33-19-2-5 with the hockey odds and actually played their best hockey on the road with a mark of 18-7-1-3. The Bruins went over the total in just 11 out of 29 away games. Boston was one of the better balanced teams in the NHL as they ranked 4th for goal scoring and 3rd for goals against.
The Bruins were ahead of the Montreal Canadiens for first place in the Northeast Division standings. Center Patrice Bergeron led Boston with 20 goals and 28 assists while left winger Milan Lucic had 24 goals. Goaltender Tim Thomas had a 2.02 goals against average with 26 wins and a whopping 7 shutouts.
Boston has rebounded nicely after their catastrophic playoff loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in which they blew a 3-0 series lead and looks to be a top contender in the Eastern Conference.
Edmonton bad a NHL online betting mark of 19-32-1-7 and was just 10-17-0-4 at home. The Oilers went under the total in 18 out of 31 home games. Edmonton has been equally bad on both ends of the rink as they ranked 27th for goal scoring and 28th for goals against.
The Oilers did perk up a bit recently with 3 consecutive payouts from February 15 through February 18 after losing 6 out of their previous 7 games before that modest streak. Edmonton was led by left wing Taylor Hall and right wing Dustin Penner who each had 20 goals while goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin had a 3.31 goals against average with just 10 wins.
Right winger Ales Hemsky actually led the team in points with 13 goals and 27 assists. Edmonton had an atrocious power play that ranked 30th in NHL betting while the penalty killing unit was just as bad and ranked 29th in the league.