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Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers - 10/16/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers (1-2-0) at Winnipeg Jets (3-2-0)
Date & Time Tuesday October 16, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Winnipeg Jets -180 / Edmonton Oilers +160 --- Over/Under: 6
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NHL | Edmonton Oilers (1-2-0) at Winnipeg Jets (3-2-0)
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The Edmonton Oilers and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from the Bell MTS Place on Tuesday night.

The Edmonton Oilers will look to build on their first win of the season coming in the form of a 2-1 win over the New York rangers in their last outing. The Oilers fell behind 1-0 but responded just 1:28 later to tie the game. The game would stay that way until the 3rd period, when Connor McDavid would give Edmonton the lead for good on the power play. Cam Talbot picked up the win against his former team, stopping 23 of 24 shots faced for the win. 

The Winnipeg Jets will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their first five games to start the season following a 3-1 win over Carolina in their last outing. The game was a scoreless stalemate up until the 3rd period before Patrik Laine opened the scoring for the ‘Peg before Carolina equalized just 3:39 later. Bryan Little gave the Jets the lead again and Kyle Connor scored an insurance goal with a second left to pick up the win. Laurent Brossoit got the win in his season debut after stopping 42 of 43 shots en route to the victory. 

Edmonton is 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 3-9 in their last 12 games against the Central while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Western Conference. Winnipeg is 45-13 in their last 58 home games and 23-11 in their last 34 games overall while the under is 7-1-1 in their last 9 games against the Pacific. The road team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams. 

Home ice hasn’t really mattered when these two teams meet up as the road team has won 6 of the last 8 meetings between Edmonton and Winnipeg. However, the Jets may be the best home team in the NHL, while Edmonton has struggled on the road dating back to last season. The Jets have had consistency issues so far this season, but I expect the Jets to iron out those issues here and pick up a big win at home over an Edmonton team that’s yet to really find their footing in the early going. 

Winnipeg -180

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