Edmonton Oilers (28-16-2) at Winnipeg Jets (27-18-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -110 / Edmonton Oilers -110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from Bell MTS Place on Wednesday night.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to build on their 6-1 beatdown of the Jets last time out. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 81 points including team-highs of 28 goals and 53 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 66 points with 23 goals and 43 assists. Tyson Barrie has 39 points with 33 assists while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Darnell Nurse each have double-digit goal and assist tallies this season. As a team, Edmonton is averaging 3.2 goals on 29.6 shots with a 26% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.7 goals on 31 shots with a 79.2% success rate on the PK this season.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to bounce back from their loss to the Oilers in their last matchup. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 55 points including 19 goals and a team-high 36 assists while Kyle Connor has 44 points with a team-high 22 goals and 22 assists. Andrew Copp, Blake Wheeler and Paul Stastny all have double-digit goal and assist tallies while Neal Pionk has 29 points with 26 assists as well this season. As a team, Winnipeg is averaging 3.1 goals on 29.8 shots with a 25.5% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.8 goals on 31 shots with an 81.3% success rate on the power play this season.
Edmonton is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall and 8-2 in their last 10 games as a road favorite while the under is 7-1-1 in their last 9 games following a win. Winnipeg is 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog and 0-4 in their last 4 games overall while the under is 4-1-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that can be made for both sides in this matchup, but realistically the Oilers have pretty much owned Winnipeg, winning each of the last five meetings and sometimes in these coin flip type games that all the edge you need. Sure, Winnipeg will want to get on the board against the Oilers but I need to see it before I believe it. Give me Edmonton here.