Winnipeg Jets (9-5-1) at Edmonton Oilers (9-8)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -133 / Winnipeg Jets +110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Winnipeg Jets and the Edmonton Oilers meet in NHL action from Rogers Place on Wednesday night.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to build on a 6-5 win over Edmonton last time out. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 21 points including 7 goals and 14 assists while Nikolaj Ehlers has 17 points with 10 goals and 7 assists while Kyle Connor has 15 points with 8 goals and 7 helpers. Blake Wheeler’s got 14 points with 5 goals and 9 assists while Neal Pionk and Andrew Copp each have 12 points with 4 goals and 8 assists for Copp while Pionk’s got 11 assists with his 12 points. Adam Lowry also has 10 points for the Jets this season. Connor Hellebuyck continues to lead the Jets in goal, going 7-4 with a 2.58 GAA this season.
The Edmonton Oilers will try to bounce back from their loss to the Jets last time out. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 30 points coming on 9 goals and a team-high 21 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 26 points with 8 goals and 18 assists. Tyson Barrie’s got 3 goals and 11 helpers for his 14 points while Darnell Nurse and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each have 13 points with Nurse putting up 6 goals and 7 assists while Nugent-Hopkins has the opposite of 7 goals and 6 assists. Mikko Koskinen continues to be the stalwart in goal for Edmonton, going 6-8 with a 3.43 GAA for Edmonton this season.
Winnipeg is 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win and 4-10 in their last 14 games as a road underdog while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games overall. Edmonton is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Winnipeg is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Edmonton.
Two dynamic offenses here would immediately attract your eye to the over, but I’m going to sit firmly on the under here as I’m expecting both sides to put forth a concerted effort defensively and to really tighten up in this one. Edmonton’s shown that if you lock up McDavid and Draisaitl, they struggle and the Jets have been know to go through dry spells of their own. Give me the under here.