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Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets - 12/31/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Winnipeg Jets (24-12-2) at Edmonton Oilers (18-17-3)
Date & Time Monday December 31, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +115 / Winnipeg Jets -145 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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New Year’s Eve NHL action features the Winnipeg Jets going on the road to oppose the Edmonton Oilers.

The Winnipeg Jets hope to avoid a three game skid after suffering a 3-1 loss to visiting Minnesota on Saturday. Patrik Laine scored on the power play for Winnipeg in the third period. Blake Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien logged assists and Connor Hellebuyck absorbed the loss for the Jets with 22 stops.

Matt Bartkowski, Charlie Coyle and Eric Fehr supplied the scoring for Minnesota. Zach  Parise gave the Wild a pair of helpers and Devan Dubnyk recorded 26 saves to pick up the victory and improve to 13-13-3.

The Edmonton Oilers are mired in a five game slide following a 7-4 defeat at the hands of visiting San Jose on Saturday. Connor McDavid paced Edmonton with two goals with Caleb Jones and Leon Draisaitl also adding goals. Ty Rattie supplied three assists and Cam Talbot took the loss for the Oilers with seven goals allowed on 40 shots.

The Sharks received a pair of goals from Logan Couture and Melker Karlsson while Joonas Donskoi, Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson joining the scoring column. Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns and Barclay Goodro added two helpers each for the Sharks to make a winner of Martin Jones and his 22 stops.

Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and Jets are 7-1 in their last 8 road games and over is 5-1-2 in Jets last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Oilers are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and Oilers are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and Oilers are 0-4 in their last 4 home games.Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Edmonton and Jets are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. 

Neither team is scoring but I’ll go against this trend and go small on the over…

Pick:
over 5.5 // will update

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