Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 12/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+106) Oilers (-128)
The Edmonton Oilers (19-15-2) will go up against the Winnipeg Jets (22-13-1) at Rogers Place on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has Winnipeg at +106 while Edmonton is coming in at -128. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Winnipeg Jets will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-2 victory over the Canucks their last time out. Winnipeg accumulated 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Jets had a solid offensive output in this victory. In addition, they had 4 power play attempts and netted 2 goals. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 4 of the 39 shots they attempted.
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Winnipeg Jets opponents have 97 power play tries (30th in the league) and have earned 18 goals in those attempts. The Jets thus far have had 1,121 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .916. Winnipeg has taken 1,096 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.6%. When playing at even strength, the Jets have surrendered 76 goals while notching 90 when they are on offense. Winnipeg is sitting with 110 power play chances and they have added 26 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 23.64%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 45 points and their points percentage is .625. In reference to scoring goals, the Winnipeg Jets have earned 116 goals (15th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have conceded 94.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Opponents have tallied 1,046 goals versus Hellebuyck in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.67. Hellebuyck has been in net for 408 contests during his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .916 for his 23,534 minutes between the pipes. He has accumulated an overall mark of 218-138-36 and he started in 399 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Hellebuyck has 226 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .566. Hellebuyck has seen 12,509 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 11,463 total saves.
In their last game, Edmonton faced the Flames in a matchup where the Oilers earned a win by a mark of 2-1. The Oilers netted 2 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this matchup and tallied 1 out of those tries.
Edmonton has tried 1,153 shots (13th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 11.10%, while allowing the other team 1,185 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 72.52% on their opponents 131 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 89.7%. They have recorded 130 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 32.31%. The Oilers are sitting with 86 goals at even strength and 42 goals (1st in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 122 goals to be scored by of a combination of 86 goals at even strength and 36 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the year, the Edmonton Oilers have earned a total of 128 goals, 40 points, in addition to a points percentage of .556.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jack Campbell defending the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.68 goals per contest and he has relinquished 377 goals in total. Campbell's percentage of quality starts sits at 53.6% and he has earned 75 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 140 games and has accumulated 8,436 mins. Campbell has accrued a career record of 79-45-15 and has been in goal for 150 contests. He has accrued 3,899 saves out of 4,276 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (-128)
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