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Goals Galore When Jets, Oilers Play

Two teams that have been struggling defensively meet when the Edmonton Oilers host the Winnipeg Jets Saturday. The Jets have surrendered 3.5 goals per game in their past six while the Oilers have given up three goals per game in that same span. These defensive deficiencies have lead to the OVER going 5-1 in the Jets and Oilers past six outings respectively.

Shark Bites
  • The Jets are 6-14 in their last 20 games on the road.
  • The Oilers have just one win in their past five games against the Jets.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five meetings between the Jets and Oilers.

The Jets activated goaltender Ondrej Pavelec from injured reserved Friday and assigned rookie Connor Hellebuyck to the AHL. Pavelec has not played since November 21 and coach Paul Maurice expects the Czech goalie to get the start in one of the next couple games.

There is no way to talk about the Oilers without talking about Connor McDavid. The 19-year old has been amazing since coming off the IR as he has 12 points in six games since returning for Edmonton. McDavid is coming off the best game of his young career in which he scored two goals and added three assists against the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Winnipeg Jets were listed as 103 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3-2.7 win for the Jets on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Edmonton will face the 24-27-3 Jets. In totals betting, the Oilers are 29-23-3 in over under betting so far this season while the Winnipeg Jets are 24-26-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Edmonton vs Winnipeg injuries news.

The Edmonton Oilers sit at No. 24 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Winnipeg Jets sit at a No. 8 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Edmonton Oilers No. 20-ranked offense (2.54 goals per game) against a Winnipeg Jets defense that ranks No. 25 at 2.94 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 19.21% rate while the Jets have a 77.16% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Jets were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at +111 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Oilers at -161 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Winnipeg is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 6 games
  • Winnipeg is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Winnipeg is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games
  • Edmonton is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • Edmonton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Winnipeg

Next Betting Matchups

Winnipeg at Carolina, Tuesday, February 16th
Edmonton home to Anaheim, Tuesday, February 16th