Jets vs. Oilers - 3/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (25-35-7) at Winnipeg Jets (27-32-5)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -118 / Edmonton Oilers +107 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets meet early Sunday night at the MTS Centre.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 22 goals, Jordan Eberle has 20 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 106 goals on 1,288 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 74 goals on 745 shots. Talbot has allowed two goals in his last three games.
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The Winnipeg Jets haven’t won back-to-back games since February 6-9. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power plays. Blake Wheeler leads Winnipeg with 18 goals, Bryan Little has 25 assists and Mark Scheifele has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their power play chances. Connor Hellebuyck has allowed 56 goals on 683 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 61 goals on 633 shots. Hellebuyck has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 26-54 in their last 80 games playing on 1 days rest and 16-53 in their last 69 road games. The Jets are 17-47 in their last 64 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Oilers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Oilers do have the rest advantage, but you simply can't back Edmonton on the road with just 16 wins in its last 69 tries. The Jets should win back-to-back games for the first time in a month.