Edmonton Oilers (25-15-2) at Winnipeg Jets (27-14-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -115 / Edmonton Oilers -105 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Edmonton Oilers and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from Bell MTS Place on Saturday night.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to rebound from a 5-0 loss to the Calgary Flames in their last matchup. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 69 points with team-highs of 23 goals and 46 assists while Leon Draisaitl isn’t far off with 61 points including 22 goals and 39 assists as well this season. Tyson Barrie has 35 points with 30 assists while Darnell Nurse and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each have double-digit goals and assists this season. As a team, Edmonton is averaging 3.2 goals on 29.7 shots with a 26.7% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.9 goals on 31.1 shots with a 79% success rate on the penalty kill this season.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to build on their 5-2 win over Toronto last time out. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 52 points including 17 goals and a team-high 35 assists while Nikolaj Ehlers has 45 points with 20 goals and 25 apples and Kyle Connor has a team-high 21 goals and 22 assists this season. Andrew Copp, Blake Wheeler and Paul Stastny all have double-digit goals and assists while Neal Pionk has 29 points with 26 assists this season. As a team, Winnipeg is averaging 3.2 goals on 29.8 shots with a 25.8% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.6 goals on 30.9 shots against with an 80.4% success rate on the penalty kill this season.
Edmonton is 13-3 in their last 16 games on no rest and 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 games overall. Winnipeg is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall and 16-6 in their last 22 games as a home favorite while the under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I think a case could be made for both sides here, as Winnipeg is finally getting some respect, but it’s against an Edmonton team playing pretty good hockey in their own right. With that said, defense has been the name of the game for the two sides lately, but I think this is a game that ends up being about the offense in this matchup and I think we see at least 7 goals here so give me the over.