Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets Betting Preview

Victor TrejosHockey, NHL

Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and the Edmonton Oilers will do battle against Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, and the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place in a Western Conference tilt. The game will get going at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 13, and you’ll be able to catch the game live on Sportsnet West.

Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets Odds

The Jets (-175) are favored over the Oilers (+155) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-120 over, +100 under).

Winnipeg is 19-11 straight-up (SU) and has earned 3.3 units for moneyline bettors this season. That winning percentage, the league’s fourth-best so far in the early season, is right in line with what the team posted during last year’s regular season (52-30). Of the team’s 30 games this season, 14 have gone over the total, while 12 have gone under and just four have pushed. The team’s 11-6 SU at home this season.

The Jets currently tout the strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as the team has converted on 30.3 percent of their extra-man advantages this year. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 82.6 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 27.4 saves per game with a .910 save percentage, Connor Hellebuyck (13 wins, 10 losses, and one OT loss) has been the most dependable option in goal for Winnipeg this year. If the Jets choose to give him the night off, however, the team could turn to Laurent Brossoit (6-2-2 record, .932 save percentage, 2.27 goals against average).

Edmonton has netted moneyline bettors 4.0 units this year and is currently 17-14 straight up (SU). Through 31 regular season matches, 16 of its games have gone under the total, while 13 have gone over and just two have pushed. The Oilers are 8-9 SU as the visiting team this season.

The Oilers have converted on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 23rd overall and it’s successfully killed off 77.3 percent of all opponent power plays.

Cam Talbot (3.12 goals against average and .895 save percentage) has been the main option in goal for Edmonton. Talbot is averaging 25.6 saves per game and owns a 7-10-1 record.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets Free Picks

NHL Prediction: SU Winner \u2013 Jets, O/U \u2013 Over

Betting Notes

  • For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their past five outings.
  • Five of Winnipeg’s last ten games have been decided by two or more goals, and the team is 4-1 overall in those games.
  • Edmonton skaters have dished out the league’s seventh-most hits per game (25.7).