Edmonton vs Boston: prediction for the NHL fixture
Edmonton are in the Top-4 in the Western Conference table, but they have recently gone into a downturn. The Oilers suffered 3 consecutive defeats to Seattle (3:4), Los Angeles (1:5), and Minnesota (1:4).
In the home games against the Kings and the Wild, Edmonton managed to score only one goal, while earlier this season they usually netted 3 goals per game. This is likely just a minor dip in form, and today the Oilers have a good chance to bounce back.
Boston are 9th in the Eastern Conference with 26 points in the asset. This season the Bruins haven't yet lost 3 games in a row. In the last 2 fixtures, Boston suffered defeats to Tampa (2:3 OT) and Vancouver (1:2 SO).
Bruce Cassidy's men haven't been able to score more than 2 goals in the last 4 games. However, the Bruins have an amaing defensive line and rarely allow the opponents to score more than twice.
On average, Edmonotn score 4 goals in home games.
In 3 of the last 5 head-to-head games, more than one goal was scored in the second period.
Edmonton lost their last 3 games, but Boston also just suffered 2 straight defeats. Previously, the Oilers often celebrated success over the Bruins, even away from home. Moreover, Boston will be playing their second away game in 2 days and will be more tired than their hosts.
Our prediction - Edmonton to win
Boston are a defensive team, and they rarely score a large number of goals, while successfully withholding the onslaught of their opponents. We suggest betting on the total under here.
Second bet - total under 5.5 goals