The Oilers went down to a fifth straight loss when on the wrong end of a 7-4 scoreline on home-ice against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday afternoon. It was also a fourth consecutive defeat at Rogers Place, with the visit of the Jets representing the last in a run of five games on home-ice.
The Oilers are currently averaging 2.82 Goals per Game, which puts them down in 22nd position in the overall NHL ranking stats. Defensively they are allowing 3.21 Goals per Game, which also leaves them down in 22nd place in those rankings. On an individual basis, Connor McDavid is the main source of both goals and assists for the Oilers, with 21 and 35 respectively.
The Jets also lost on home-ice on Saturday afternoon, going down 3-1 to Minnesota Wild. Two days earlier they went down to a 4-1 loss on home-ice to the Calgary Flames.
The Jets are currently averaging 3.39 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 5th in the NHL rankings overall. Defensively they are allowing 2.82 Goals per Game, leaving them tied 9th overall. On an individual basis, Patrik Laine has recorded 24 goals for the Jets this season, while Blake Wheeler has registered 44 assists.
Our NHL bet predictions for this game are difficult giving both teams current poor form, but the Jets have the better stats this season and are more consistent overall. So on that basis, it’s the Jets who are the pick to claim the win on the Money Line odds here.
Pick: Money Line – Winnipeg Jets @ -140 (bet365)