Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets Match Preview & Betting Odds 2018/19
December 31, 2018
The Oilers suffered a fifth straight loss when going down 7-4 on home-ice to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday afternoon. It was also a fourth successive defeat at Rogers Place, with this game representing the last in a run of five on home-ice. It’s also seen them dropping down the standings in the Pacific Division.
The Oilers are currently averaging 2.82 Goals per Game, which leaves them 22nd in the overall NHL rankings. Defensively they are allowing 3.21 Goals per Game, which places them 22nd in those NHL rankings also. On an individual player basis, Connor McDavid leads the way for the Oilers for both goals and assists with 21 and 35 respectively.
Recommended Odds - Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets
The Jets also lost on home-ice on Saturday afternoon, going down 3-1 to Minnesota Wild. Just a couple of days earlier they went down to a 4-1 loss on home-ice to the Calgary Flames.
The Jets are averaging 3.39 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 5th in the NHL rankings overall. Defensively they are allowing 2.82 Goals per Game, leaving them tied 9th overall. On an individual basis, Patrik Laine has 24 goals for the Jets this season, while Blake Wheeler has registered 44 assists.
Betting predictions are difficult when it involves two teams currently in poor form, but the Jets are the superior team this season and have more goals in them and a stronger defensive record. That being the case, it’s the Jets who are the tips to claim the win on the Money Line odds.
Pick: Money Line – Winnipeg Jets @ -140 (bet365)