Winnipeg Jets (18-10-2) at Edmonton Oilers (20-13)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -140 / Winnipeg Jets +127 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 25.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 16 goals, Mark Scheifele has 25 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 64 goals on 716 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 18 goals on 224 shots.
The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 28 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 20 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 32 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 55 goals on 568 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed 33 goals on 415 shots.
The Jets are 7-1 in their last 8 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Oilers are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The over is 8-1 in Jets last 9 overall. The under is 7-2 in Oilers last 9 games as a favorite. The under is 5-2 in Oilers last 7 games following a win. The favorite is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets have cooled off over the last week or so, and they've now lost three of the five meetings this season against the Oilers. The Edmonton Oilers have quietly been one of the hotter teams in the league over these last two weeks and they've won five straight contests at home. We're not being asked to lay a lot of juice with the much hotter team. I'll gladly back the Oilers and the reasonable price here.