Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets - 2/29/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Winnipeg Jets (33-27-6) at Edmonton Oilers (33-23-8)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers / Winnipeg Jets --- Over/Under:
The Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Winnipeg Jets need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 31 goals, Mark Scheifele has 41 assists and Blake Wheeler has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 132 goals on 1,609 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 54 goals on 512 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed two or less goals in nine of their last 15 games.
The Edmonton Oilers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 29 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 36 goals, Connor McDavid has 53 assists and James Neal has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 84.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 90 goals on 950 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 89 goals on 995 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in 13 of their last 16 games.
The Jets are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Edmonton. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets have won six of the last seven meetings against the Oilers, and they're simply playing the better hockey overall. The Edmonton Oilers haven't had the easiest schedule and should be thrilled to be back home after playing six of their last eight games on the road, but they're still in a bit of a funk right now and had nothing going offensively their last time out. Assuming we get plus money with the Winnipeg Jets, I'll take a shot based on their recent form and history between these clubs.