Thursday's NHL Prediction

2011 NHL Picks and Predictions Oilers Blue Jackets

EDMONTON, Albert (TheSpread) – The Edmonton Oilers look to get a rare win on Thursday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets. Here is a breakdown of my pick for this game.

View Current NHL Odds

Edmonton is 21-35-8 on the season and 11-19-4 at home. The Oilers rank last in the West with 50 points and have won 5 of their last 10 games.

Columbus is 31-24-7 on the season and 15-11-5 on the road. The Blue Jackets are 12th in the West with 69 points and they have won 6 of their last 10 games.

Oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com have given Columbus betting odds of -130 for today’s game while Edmonton has odds of +120. The over/under for goals scored has been set at 5.5. Here is a look at the trends and my pick for tonight’s game.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Edmonton Oilers, 9PM ET (View Matchup)

The Blue Jackets are 5-1 in their last 6 games with the Oilers but just 4-12 in their last 16 in Edmonton and the home team has won the last 4 games in the series. My pick is with Edmonton. They may be bad, but Columbus isn’t that great either. I will take the home team in this scenario and look for the Oilers to push for respect.

NHL FREE PICK: EDMONTON OILERS +120

Bet on NHL Odds

 Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Recent NHL Discussions

How many more are like this on Wed, Mar 2021 by Surfer
Saturday Sharp Action NHL on Sat, Jan 2021 by Jimmythegreek
NHL STARS on Wed, Sep 2020 by iceman17
Chicago Blackhawks on Sat, Aug 2020 by Surfer

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Rangers vs. Avalanche Prediction & Odds The Rangers have won back-to-back games, including an upset on Wednesday night in Vegas over the Golden Knights. Will New York make it three in a row when it...
Thumbnail Jets vs. Blues Prediction & Odds The Jets are on a good run and have owned the Blues in previous meetings between the two teams, but is Winnipeg the smart play at 8:00 p.m. ET on...
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Golden Knights Prediction The Rangers are coming off a come-from-behind victory over the Blues on Monday night but are underdogs Wednesday in Vegas where they’ll take on the Golden...
Thumbnail Red Wings vs. Lightning Prediction The Lightning are heavily favored on Tuesday night against the Red Wings at 7:00 p.m. ET, but is there betting value to be found in the total? The number currently sits...
Thumbnail Panthers vs. Lightning Prediction & Odds The Lightning are reasonably priced on the moneyline for their matchup on Saturday afternoon versus the Panthers at 4:30 p.m. ET and they’ve had success...

NHL Headlines