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NHL betting line favors Jets over Oilers

Edmonton Oilers

Winnipeg Jets
15-30-5 January 18, 2014, 02:00 PM | MTS Centre 21-23-5

The Winnipeg Jets battle the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Saturday in NHL betting action at MTS Centre.

The Oilers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 15-30-5 this season, while the Jets are 21-23-5. Edmonton is 30-19-1 against the total, while Winnipeg is 23-21-5 versus the number.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Jets in this one found them earlier as -157 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The Jets sit at No. 21 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Oilers sit at a No. 28 on the same chart.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Wild on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -140 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Winnipeg won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Flames on January 16. Bettors who backed the Jets at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Winnipeg's No. 14-ranked offense (2.82 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.56 goals per game allowed. The Jets powerplay has clicked at a 15.06% rate while the Oilers have a 80% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Oilers at Jets trends to consider:
Edmonton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Edmonton's last 10 games
Edmonton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games on the road
Winnipeg is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 5 games
Winnipeg is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Winnipeg is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Edmonton home to Vancouver, Tuesday, January 21st
Winnipeg at Anaheim, Tuesday, January 21st