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Total of the Week NHL 10*

Total of the Week NHL 10*

St. Louis vs. Edmonton, 11/06/2019 20:30 EDT, Score: 5 - 2

Total: -114/+5½ Over

Sportsbook: Betonline

Result: Win

Total of the Week - Rickenbach NHL Rotation #25 Wednesday 10* Top Play OVER the total in Edmonton Oilers vs St Louis Blues @ 8:35 ET - The odds maker had to set this total low because they know how the markets will perceive this game. The Blues tend to get involved in low-scoring games and the Oilers have been trending under of late. However, the situation here strongly favors the over and that is where the sharp money will end up on this game. First off, since it is a back to back and Blues star goalie Jordan Binnington was in between the pipes last night in Vancouver, we are likely to see Jake Allen get the start here. Allen has struggled in all 3 starts this season and has an .855 save percentage and a 3.72 GAA. These are bad numbers folks. If Binnington does start (which I doubt), back to back situations are tough on goalies. How are they on skaters? They can be tough but they are certainly not as tough when the team had back to back off days before the back to back. St Louis, prior to last night's game, hadn't played since Saturday. Also, it is a short flight from Vancouver to Edmonton. That said, the Blues skaters will be ready to go. As for the Oilers, they are off a low-scoring loss to Arizona that stayed under the total but the Coyotes always play low-scoring games. The fact is low-scoring games have been a rarity for Edmonton at home this season. Their recent stretch of unders included mostly road games. Prior to their 3-2 home loss to Arizona, the Oilers home games this season had averaged 7 goals per game in regulation. Tonight we have a total of 5.5 on this one and, again, I understand the low number but you know Edmonton is going to "bring it" tonight as they face not only the Stanley Cup Champs but a Blues team that is also the other division leader out west. The Oilers are currently leading the Pacific division and St Louis is tops in the West. Look for plenty of offense in this one because the Blues have big bodies to grind out goals by the net and I also don't see the Oilers being denied on home ice in terms of goal-scoring particularly if Allen is in goal for the Blues. But, again, if Binnington starts it is the 2nd of a B2B for him and that would not be good as he faced a ton of shots last night against the Canucks. 10* OVER the total in Edmonton

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