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Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Info, Game Odds and Predictions 02/17/21

NHL Betting: Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds and Picks

At the beginning of the Oilers’ season was plenty of frustration.  Edmonton was struggling defensively.  Thus, they were gushing gamblers with NHL betting red ink.  Questions emerged about Connor McDavid’s prime years going to waste in the Northland.  Recently the outlook has improved significantly.  Edmonton is one of the NHL’s hottest teams.  By contrast, the Jets are maddingly inconsistent.  Winnipeg confounds doubters and believers alike.  The question is if the Jets have enough to last, come playoff time.  If they even make the playoffs at all.  Two years ago, the Jets were a top Western Conference favorite.  Not now.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Location: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
TV Coverage: NBCSN

Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Odds

Jets +1½ (-190) 6½ (-115) +120
Oilers -1½ (+165) 6½ (-105) -140
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Winnipeg Jets at Edmonton Oilers CashBet Wagering Analysis

Fashion how Connor McDavid’s star power is a natural draw for the sportsbook odds.  McDavid sparked hopes of a Stanley Cup renaissance in Edmonton.  There have been flashes of brilliance and hope but nothing that sticks.  By contrast, there are worries about the Jets Stanley Cup window closing.  Two years ago, they were upset in the playoffs by the underdog St. Louis Blues.  St. Louis went on to hoist the Cup.  And the Jets were never the same since.   Winnipeg is a more complete team than the Oilers.  Despite more relative Jets success, the Oilers are the bigger brand.

Jets Slowly Gaining Altitude as Gamblers Wait for More

Late on, the Jets have won three of their last five games.  Only one of their last six went over the Betting on NHL total.  Winnipeg has a record of 8-5-1 with 6-7 under the total.  Overall, NHL metrics show the Jets ranked 9th for goal scoring and 13th for the power play.  Defensively Winnipeg ranks 11th for goals against and 15th for the penalty kill.  The fourth place in the North Division is their current standing.

First among Jets scorers is center Mark Scheifele with six goals and 12 assists.  Left-wing Nikolaj Ehlers adds nine goals and seven assists with a plus-10.  Defenseman Neal Pionk brings one goal, nine assists, and a plus-two.  Namely, goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has a .920 save percentage and 2.36 goals-against average.

Edmonton Backers Finally Strike Oil

Fashion a strong recent pro hockey betting run by the Oilers.  Edmonton has won six of their last seven games.  Four of their last five games stayed under the total.  As a result, the Oil has a record of 9-7 with 8-7 over the total.  NHL rankings show Edmonton 7th for goal scoring and 10th for the power play.  Of great concern are the metrics on the defensive side.  Edmonton ranks 24th for goals against and 24th for penalty killing.  North Division standings show the Oilers in third place.

Center Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with nine goals and 19 assists.  Center Leon Draisaitl adds eight goals and 18 assists with a plus-11.  And then defenseman Darnell Nurse had six goals, six assists, and a plus-nine.  Goaltender Mikko Koskinen has a .895 save percentage and 3.43 goals-against average.

Winnipeg Jets at Edmonton Oilers Against the Spread

Late on, the Oilers have bossed the payout window in their hockey betting series against Winnipeg.  Edmonton has won eight of their last 11 games against the Jets.  Eight of those 11 games went over the total.  At Rogers Place, the Oil has struck in four of their last five against the Jets.  While two of the last three between these teams at Edmonton cleared the total.

Winnipeg Jets at Edmonton Oilers CashBet Free Pick  

It is true that both teams are in good form.  But Edmonton is finding that extra NHL gambling gear.  As mentioned earlier, the Oilers control this series.  Winnipeg lacks the dynamic combination of McDavid and Draisaitl.  The recent Oilers team we are seeing is the one we’ve been waiting for.

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