Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele, and the Winnipeg Jets are set to do battle against Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid, and the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place in a Western Conference showdown. The game will get underway at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, and you are able to view it live on CBC Sports.
Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds
Earning 3.5 units for moneyline bettors, Edmonton is 33-31 straight up (SU) overall in the 2019-20 season. That winning percentage, the third-best in the Pacific Division so far in the early season, is a welcomed improvement compared to how the team performed during the 2018-19 season (35-47). Through 64 regular season outings, 31 of the team’s games have gone over the total, while 29 have gone under and just four have pushed. The team is 15-15 SU at home this year.
The Oilers currently have the second-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as the team has found the net on 28.6 percent of their extra-man advantages this season. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked third overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 84.1 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 27.5 saves per game with a .911 save percentage, Mikko Koskinen (17 wins, 17 losses, and two OT losses) has been the top goalkeeper for the Oilers this year. If Edmonton chooses to give him the night off, however, the team might go with Mike Smith (17-18-18 record, .903 save percentage, 2.90 goals against average).
On the visitors’ side of the rink, Winnipeg is 33-33 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 2.6 units this season. Through 66 regular season matches, 35 of its games have gone under the total, while 29 have gone over and just two have pushed. As an away team, the Jets are 16-16 SU.
The Jets have converted on 19.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 23rd overall and it’s successfully killed off 77.7 percent of all penalties.
Connor Hellebuyck (2.67 goals against average and .920 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Winnipeg. Hellebuyck is averaging 28.5 saves per game and has 28 wins, 25 losses, and five OT losses to his credit.
Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Predictions
Free Pick: SU Winner – Oilers, O/U – Under
- The Jets are 3-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Oilers are 2-2 in shootouts.
- The under has hit in four of Winnipeg’s last five games.
- Six of Winnipeg’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 4-2 in those games.
- Winnipeg skaters registered 22.7 hits per game last season, while the Oilers forced 26.7 hits per matchup.