Wild vs Oilers Prediction NHL Picks 2/23/24

Edmonton Oilers (33-18-2) vs Minnesota Wild (26-24-6)

Game Info: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -189 / Minnesota Wild +150 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Wild look for a win after winning 5 of their last 7 games. The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Minnesota Wild vs Edmonton Oilers prediction.

Minnesota Wild Betting Preview

The Minnesota Wild recently beat the Canucks while losing to the Sabres and Jets. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.11 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with 28 goals, Kirill Kaprizov has 35 assists and Matt Boldy has 145 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.34 goals per game and are killing 74.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Filip Gustavsson has allowed 100 goals on 940 shots faced, and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 73 goals on 711 shots.

Edmonton Oilers Betting Preview

The Edmonton Oilers recently beat the Stars and Coyotes while losing to the Bruins. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.58 goals per game and are scoring on 26.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Hyman leads Edmonton with 34 goals, Connor McDavid has 64 assists and Evander Kane has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.94 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Calvin Packard has allowed 24 goals on 266 shots faced, and Stuart Skinner has given up 103 goals on 1,064 shots.

Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Facts

  • Zach Hyman has scored the last goal in three of the Oilers' last four home games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Leon Draisaitl has scored a goal in seven of the Oilers' last eight games as favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Zach Hyman has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight home appearances against Western Conference opponents.
  • Connor McDavid has recorded at least one assist in 16 of the Oilers' last 17 home games.
  • Connor McDavid ranks 1st in the league for Assists (64) this season.

Minnesota Wild Player Prop Facts

  • Joel Eriksson Ek has scored a goal in each of the Wild's last five games at Rogers Place.
  • Joel Eriksson Ek has recorded at least one point in each of the Wild's last nine games as underdogs.
  • Kirill Kaprizov has recorded at least one assist in each of the Wild's last six games.
  • Brock Faber ranks 1st amongst rookies for average time on ice (25:10) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 4th in the league in power play percentage this season (26.42%).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 5th in the league for goals per game this season (3.58).
  • The Minnesota Wild rank 30th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (74.48%).
  • The Minnesota Wild rank 31st in the league for Period 3 goals allowed per game this season (1.45).

Minnesota Wild vs Edmonton Oilers prediction

The Minnesota Wild have won 8 of the last 10 meetings against the Oilers, so giving the plus money consideration is worth a look. However, the Edmonton Oilers have been the more consistent team this season, and they're 17-6-2 at home this year. The Oilers have been on a tear offensively as of late, which includes scoring 4 or more goals in 6 of their last 9 games. I'll lay the juice with the Oilers at home.

Randy’s Pick Edmonton Oilers -189

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