Jets vs. Oilers - 2/16/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (16-32-9) at Winnipeg Jets (29-19-10)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -225 / Edmonton Oilers +201 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets play Monday night at the MTS Centre.
The Edmonton Oilers have lost five of their last eight games and end a six-game road trip. The Oilers are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Edmonton Oilers have scored three power play goals in their last four games and have won seven straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Jordan Eberle leads the Oilers with 15 goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 20 assists and Matt Hendricks has 77 shots on goal. Defensively, the Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Ben Scrivens has allowed 106 goals on 1,006 shots faced and Viktor Fasth has given up 72 goals on 635 shots.
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The Winnipeg Jets hope to keep things going with wins in three of their last four games. The Jets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Winnipeg Jets have scored three power play goals in their last two games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Bryan Little leads the Jets with 21 goals, Andrew Ladd has 27 assists and Mathieu Perreault has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Michael Hutchinson has allowed 57 goals on 737 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 85 goals on 945 shots.
The Oilers are 14-40 in their last 54 road games and 27-58 in their last 85 games playing on 1 days rest. The Jets are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
I always like to bet against teams playing the last game of a lengthy road trip, as they usually just want to get back home and sleep in their own bed for once. When you add in the fact the home team has won five of the last seven meetings, take the Jets and the spread to give your wager more value.