Edmonton Oilers (2-4) at Winnipeg Jets (4-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +115 / Edmonton Oilers -135 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Edmonton Oilers and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from the Bell MTS Place on Sunday night.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to bounce back after a 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in their last outing. Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid share the team lead in scoring with 7 points apiece, with Draisaitl logging 2 goals and a team-high 5 assists while McDavid has a team-high 4 goals with 3 helpers. Ryan-Nugent Hopkins and Kailer Yamamoto each have 2 goals and 3 assists for their 5 points this season and the next closest goalscorer has 2 points on the year. Mikko Koskinen’s started every game in goal for the Oilers, posting a 2-4 record with 19 goals allowed on 199 shots against with a 3.21 GAA this season.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to add to their 4-1 start after a 6-3 dismantling of Ottawa last time out. Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring with 9 points coming on a team-high 4 goals and sharing the team lead with 5 assitss while Mark Scheifele has 8 points coming on 3 goals and 5 assists. Blake Wheeler has 2 goals and 5 assists for his 7 point tally so far while Nikolaj Ehlers has 6 points with 3 goals and 3 assists and Neal Pionk has 4 assists for the Jets so far this season. Connor Hellebuyck has a 3-1 record in goal for the Jets, allowing 9 goals on 113 shot attempts for a 2.25 GAA this season.
Edmonton is 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games and 3-9 in their last 12 games overall while the under is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. Winnipeg is 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 7-15 in their last 22 games as an underdog and 30-12 in their last 42 Sunday games while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on no rest. Edmonton is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I think that you could make the case for either side here as the game’s really a coin flip to me, but instead of taking a side, I’m going to back the over. The goaltending’s shaky at best in Edmonton as I don’t really trust \ Mikko Koskinen and in Winnipeg, Connor Hellebuyck’s been the man for so long with not much of a break that you have to figure he’s going to wear down at some point. Plus the offenses on both sides have been sharp so far so I’ll take the over in this spot.