Winnipeg Jets at Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Predictions 12/31/2018
Monday, December 31, 2018
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The Winnipeg Jets travel to Rogers Place to play the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, December 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Jets at -145 and the Oilers at +115.
Winnipeg has a record of 24-12-2 this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have scored 130 goals and given up 108 goals for a point differential of +22. For the season they have an ATS record of 24-14-0 and an over/under record of 18-16-0. Edmonton has a record of 18-17-3 this year. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 108 goals and surrendered 122 for a goal differential of -14. Their record against the spread is 18-20-0 while their over/under record is 16-18-0.
Valuable Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends
The Winnipeg Jets are 24-14-0 straight up this year
The Winnipeg Jets are 18-16-0 against the over/under this season
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 18-20-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 16-18-0 against the over/under this season
Key Winnipeg Jets Injuries
12/29/18 D Dustin Byfuglien Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Monday vs Edmonton
12/01/18 D Joe Morrow Lower Body IR (12/01)
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/29/18 RW Alex Chiasson Knee IR (12/29)
12/13/18 D Kris Russell Undisclosed IR (12/13)
12/12/18 D Oscar Klefbom Hand IR (12/12)
Connor Hellebuyck has 16 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Jets. He has 891 shots against him and he's given up 81 goals. He's made 810 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Mark Scheifele has accumulated 49 total points this season for the Jets. He has 22 goals this year with 97 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 22.7 minutes played per game. Blake Wheeler averages 21.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 5 goals on 104 shots. He has 44 assists, giving him a total of 49 points on the season.
Leon Draisaitl has scored 47 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 19 goals this season with 99 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 21.8 minutes played per game. Mikko Koskinen has 11 wins and 6 losses this year in goal for the Oilers. He has 550 shots against him and he's surrendered 45 goals. He's made 505 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Connor McDavid averages 22.8 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 21 goals on 126 shots. He has 35 assists, giving him a total of 56 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jets have allowed 112 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82% this year. That is 10th in the NHL. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.52% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 7th in the league. The Jets have 50 total points this season, ranking 4th in the NHL in offense. They are 8th in the league with 130 goals while they've given up 108 goals, which is 23rd overall. They have had 119 power play opportunities and scored 34 goals on those chances for a percentage of 29%. That is 2nd in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Oilers are 25th with 108 goals scored while they are 10th in the NHL with 122 goals allowed this year. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.42%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 24th place in the league. The Oilers have a total of 39 points this year, which is 21st in the NHL. They have 25 power play goals on 116 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks their power play unit 12th. They've allowed 119 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, which is 26th overall.
Winnipeg is 13th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.3%, as they've attempted 2,233 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,207 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.2% as they have 1,686 attempts while they have given up 1,674 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 14th in the league. The Jets start possessions in the offensive zone 55.5% of the time, which is 2nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.5% for the season. That is 29th overall in the NHL. They have 1,192 face-off wins compared to 1,137 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.2%. That ranks them 9th in the league. On defense Winnipeg has 756 hits and they have blocked 533 shots from the opposition, putting them 19th overall.
The Oilers are 17th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the season, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 1,074 face-off wins compared to 1,168 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.9%. That is 25th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,005 hits and they have blocked 544 shots from the opposition, which is 18th in the league. Edmonton is 17th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.7% as they've attempted 2,123 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,148 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.8% ranks 18th as they have 1,593 attempts while they have given up 1,604 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Oilers NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg -145
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg -145
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