Stadium: TD Garden (Boston)
Edmonton will play their second straight away game after a loss to Detroit. This time the Oilers will visit Boston. Will Dave Tippett’s team be able to make up for their disappointing loss in Michigan? There are several betting options to choose from.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Boston do not yet look like a title contender
The Bruins still have arguably the best first-team in the league and a great coach in Bruce Cassidy. But, overall, the team, even compared to last season, has become weaker. The start of the 2021/22 championship shows what a huge influence David Krejci had on Boston’s play. The -2 statistic of Charlie Coyle, who now plays in the Bruins secondary center, speaks for itself. His partner Craig Smith had - 5. The third pairing of Erik Haula and Jake DeBrusk also has a negative statistic. Boston lack balance now.
In their last game, the Bears handled Ottawa 3-2 in the TD Garden. Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron each scored a goal and 12 points, respectively.
Edmonton began their toughest test of the season
Dave Tippett’s team is coming into the game with Boston sitting in first place in the Western Conference standings, winning nine of their opening 11 games. A strong start, which, however, should not be overestimated. The Oilers’ calendar has not been particularly challenging. The first real test began for Edmonton in Detroit. Boston, Buffalo, St. Louis, and Winnipeg were next. The Oilers will play the Jets first away and then at home. Let’s see what kind of result the team achieves in this exemplary stretch.
The first game of the tourney raised many doubts as Edmonton lost 2-4 to Detroit. The Oilers accepted their opponent’s offer to play fast attacking hockey and, frankly, were outplayed. Even Connor McDavid scored just 1 point. The Canadiens now have 23 points on goal+pass in 11 games. Leon Draisaitl has the same number.
Expert Betting Tips
There are big doubts that Boston will be able to beat Edmonton. The Oilers’ second and third three with Zach Hyman and Warren Foegele, respectively, look preferable to Boston’s combinations. Both, though, have been in serious decline so far this season.
The outcome is probably not worth touching here. The teams’ leaders will fight to the hilt, and anyone can win in the end. Let’s take a look at Bruce Cassidy’s coaching genius. There’s no doubt that the legendary coach will, as usual, devise a scheme that will break down the opponent’s offensive play. Which means it’s likely to be a low-scoring affair. The bookmakers, in turn, expect a high-scoring game. And we’re going to take advantage of it.
- Total Under 6 for 1.95;
- Each team will score under 2.5 for 4.40;
- Correct score 2-2 for 13.00.