Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Match Preview & Betting Odds 2018/19

Winnipeg Jets v Edmonton Oilers

Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Match Preview & Betting Odds 2018/19

Written by Jake Foster
October 16, 2018
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Bell MTS Place is the venue as the Winnipeg Jets play host to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday evening.

The Jets went 3-2-0 for the season with a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at Bell MTS Place on Sunday, but the Oilers only won their first points of the campaign after coming from a goal down to beat the New York Rangers 2-1 on Sunday.  That was only the Oilers third game to date though and their fourth consecutive road game. They finally get home-ice this Thursday, when they play the Boston Bruins.

The Jets are averaging 2.2 goals per game and scoring on 25% of their power play opportunities, with Kyle Connor netting four goals, Blake Wheeler having three assists and Mark Scheifele having 14 attempts on goal. The Jets have also been conceding 2.2 goals per game, with Connor Hellebuyck allowing 10 goals on 124 shots faced.  The Jets have allowed three or fewer goals in six of their last seven games.

The Oilers are averaging a lowly 1.67 goals per game and scoring on 20% of their power play opportunities.  Connor McDavid has two goals and three assists and Darnell Nurse has nine shots on goal. The Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game, with Cam Talbot having given up eight goals on 81 shots faced.  The Oilers have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 10 games.

Most NHL betting predictions will see tips for a Jets win here, but this also looks potentially like being a low-scoring game. Therefore, backing Under 5.5 in the ‘Total Goals’ could be the pick here.

Pick: Total Goals Over/ Under – Under 5.5 +105 (888sport)

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