Edmonton Oilers vs. New Jersey Devils Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Dec 30, 2021

Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils are each going through cold streaks, so one team will get a boost in the win column when they face off in a Friday matinee.

Edmonton
49-27-5-1
AT
December 31, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
Prudential Center
New Jersey
27-46-4-5
Puckline -1.5 +150
Moneyline -166
Over / Under o +6.5

91%

Betting Action

9%

Puckline +1.5 -180
Moneyline +138
Over / Under u +6.5

91%

Betting Action

9%

Edmonton’s 3-7 stretch has dropped them to the final wild-card spot in the West, while a 2-7-1 run for the Devils has kept them six points behind the final playoff spot.

Friday marks the second of five consecutive road games for the Oilers, who are 8-6 away from home thus far. The 11-15-5 Devils have been slightly stronger at home, going .500 on the year.

Puck drop at Prudential Center is 1 p.m. EST. Edmonton’s currently -185 on the moneyline with the over-under at six goals.

Oilers vs. Devils NHL Betting Odds

Edmonton’s done extremely well against the Metropolitan Division, winning 15 of their last 19 against those opponents. The same goes for the Oilers when facing off with the Devils — Edmonton’s taken seven of their last 10 meetings straight up while scoring 3.3 goals per game.

The Oilers sit seventh in the NHL with 3.37 goals per game, and New Jersey’s eighth in goals allowed per game at 3.35. Having the two leading scorers in the NHL certainly helps Edmonton’s cause, but secondary scoring is a little more common for the Oilers these days.

Edmonton Oilers

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl continue to top the NHL with 50 points apiece. Draisaitl’s double-dipping as the league’s leading goal scorer with 24, reaching that mark in Edmonton’s most recent loss at St. Louis. The Oilers fell 4-2, with defenceman Evan Bouchard the other scorer. Bouchard leads Oilers defencemen in both goals (six) and points (19) this season.

Mike Smith was back between the pipes for the first time since getting injured on October 19. Smith saved 29 shots in the loss to put his save percentage at .910 on the season. Mikko Koskinen’s played the majority of games in net (18) but has just a .902 save percentage.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils have allowed at least three goals in 11 of their last 12 games. They have won just two of those contests too, but just snapped a six-game losing streak on Wednesday. Jack Hughes had a three-point night during their 4-3 win at Buffalo in which they outshot the Sabres 42-22. Hughes now has six goals and five assists in 14 games. Jesper Bratt also had a three-point night in Buffalo to give him a team-leading 27 points this season.

Goaltending’s remained the biggest issue in Jersey, with Mackenzie Blackwood leading the way with a 6-6 record and .900 save percentage. Overall, the six Devils’ goalies who have seen action have combined for an .984 save percentage. Neither cut it for a team with playoff hopes.

NHL Prediction: Who Will Win Oilers vs. Devils?

SportsInteraction