Edmonton Oilers at Minnesota Wild
|Date & Time||Thursday February 7, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
Xcel Energy Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +163 / Minnesota Wild -200 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild meet Thursday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a feel good win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 31 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 34 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 89 goals on 821 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 77 goals on 822 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Minnesota Wild look for a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 21 goals, Mikael Granlund has 32 assists and Eric Staal has 153 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 106 goals on 1,221 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 36 goals on 332 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or more goals in five of their last nine games.
The Oilers are 6-13 in their last 19 road games, 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-6 in their last 6 overall. The Wild are 3-7 in their last 10 home games, 4-10 in their last 14 games as a favorite and 3-7 in their last 10 games as a home favorite. The Oilers are 6-23 in the last 29 meetings in Minnesota and 17-41 in the last 58 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Oilers last 6 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Wild last 5 overall.
The Minnesota Wild haven't been kind to us i the favorite role and playing at home hasn't helped much either. The Edmonton Oilers continue to stink up the joint on the road and are getting rocked defensively during their six-game losing streak. The Wild have pretty much owned the Oilers over the years, especially when the game is played in Minnesota. This is a lot of juice for a team that's had issues finishing games as a favorite, but it's tough to make a case for the Oilers in their current form. I'll back the Wild in this spot.