Edmonton Oilers (27-16-2) at Winnipeg Jets (27-17-3)
NHL Hockey: Monday, April 26, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -118 / Edmonton Oilers +100 --- 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 Monday night.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to bounce back from a 4-3 loss to Montreal in their last game. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 77 points including team-highs of 25 goals and 52 assists while Leon Draisaitl is close behind with 64 points including 22 goals and 42 assists this season. Tyson Barrie also has 38 points with 32 assists while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Darnell Nurse each have double-digit goal and assist marks this season. As a team, Edmonton is averaging 3.2 goals on 29.7 shots with a 26.2% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.8 goals on 30.8 shots with a 79.8% kill rate on the PK this season.
The Winnipeg Jets will try to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to Toronto in their last game. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 54 points including 18 goals and a team-high 36 assists while Nikolaj Ehlers has 46 points with 21 goals and 25 assists and Kyle Connor has 44 points split between a team-high 22 goals and 22 assists. Andrew Copp, Blake Wheeler and Paul Stastny all have double-digit goal and assist numbers while Neal Pionk has 26 assists. As a team, Winnipeg is averaging 3.1 goals on 29.7 shots with a 25.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.7 goals on 31 shots with an 81.1% success rate killing off penalties this season.
Edmonton is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 5-2 in their last 7 games overall while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 road games. Winnipeg is 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 1-7 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record 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 get the case you could make for both sides here as Edmonton with Draisaitl and McDavid is never a bad bet while the Jets have been one of the more consistent teams in the entire league this season. Instead, I’m going to side with the over as I could easily see this game getting to 5-4 or even 4-3 or something of that nature so give me the over in this spot.