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The Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets meet Saturday in NHL action at the Canada Life Centre. The Edmonton Oilers look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after winning five of their last eight games.
The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 26.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 25 goals, Connor McDavid has 43 assists and Darnell Nurse has 139 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 80 goals on 800 shots faced, and Stuart Skinner has allowed 32 goals on 367 shots.
The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 28 goals, Blake Wheeler has 27 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 111 goals on 1,274 shots faced, and Eric Comrie has allowed 21 goals on 249 shots.
The Oilers are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Jets are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home underdog and 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog. The over is 4-1 in Jets last 5 overall. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Edmonton Oilers are starting to heat up, and they’re the more talented team here overall, so you can understand why the line is what it is. With that said, the Winnipeg Jets are playing good hockey in their own right these last two weeks, and they’ve won five of the last six meetings against the Oilers. The value is with the Jets at home and the plus money.